I'm joining Sandra today for this link party over at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom.
It's overcast and showery, 70º with 4 mph winds. 90% humidity. Not a good day for walking. Forecast also declares "a marginal risk of severe weather today" which I assume means thunderstorms. We have thunderstorms in the forecast, in fact, for the next few days.
As I look outside my window:::
Thinking and pondering:::
On the quote I shared last week from Holy Hygge. It spoke deeply to my heart and, I think, is very much worth repeating. I read it to the ladies in our prayer group on Wednesday evening: "Encouragement is not a luxury to the Christian life; it is a necessity. ... It is the passing on of courage. To encourage someone is to give them the courage to face an unknown future, the courage to trust an unseen God, the courage to stand firm in a turbulent culture. Encouragement is no trivial thing. It is a weapon we wield against the enemy on behalf of those we love. Who is receiving courage from you today?"
I hope that each of us is involved in the ministry of encouraging others. Hopefully many others.
On my bedside table:::
A lamp, three books, a pen and a jar of lavender-infused oil for helping with insect bites.
On my tv this week:::
On the Breakfast plate:::
I do intermittent fasting so don't have breakfast. Lunch will be a salad with cubes of ham, cheese, and some banana pepper rings in addition to leaf lettuce.
On the dinner plate:::
I usually plan my menus from Thursday to Thursday, and grocery shop on Friday morning. A few meals on my menu plan:Loaded cheeseburger pie
Work on felt food
Plan menus and make grocery list
List some notions, patterns, cards, and kids' books on Etsy
Take a box to the thrift store
Work on my Sunday School lesson
January cross-stitch sampler
Felt food for some toddler birthday gifts