Monday, January 10, 2011

Simple Woman's Daybook


For Today...Monday, January 10, 2011

Outside my window...sun, sun, and more sun!

I am thinking...how nice it is to be able to throw clothes into a washing machine and leave them until they have finished washing, rinsing, and spinning all by themselves

I am praying for...lots of missionary friends this week: a friend serving in Africa who begins teaching a new class this week, a family beginning a furlough in the States away from their language group in Madagascar, another friend settling back into PNG, and yet another family headed to Central African Republic with their two sweet boys

I am going...on a "proposal-versary" date this week!

From the learning rooms...Africa, a biography of Mary Slessor, letter H for Katherine, chugging diligently through math books and handwriting/typing, I'm sooo proud of my diligent kiddos

I am thankful for...SITAG administration that keep everything running smoothly around here. I hardly have to think about things like work permits because of our amazing colleagues.

I am remembering...this week 14 years ago when Aaron (finally) asked me to marry him

From the kitchen...to start the day, we enjoyed cinnamon rolls, mid-day we devoured leftovers, and for supper I'll prepare chicken pieces smothered in spaghetti sauce and cheese

I am reading..."Get Real" by Valarie Fish

I am hoping...that all of our friends won't forget about us just because we were without e-mail for two months

On my mind...just six weeks left to refill our inner tanks and shop and get back to Marulaon. I'm feeling pretty small and tired and inadequate right now. Thankfully, I serve a BIG God.

Noticing that...once again the sun has "moved" and the front steps are now completely in the shade. Crazy how much the angle of the sun changes here just a few degrees south of the equator!

Pondering these words..."This is one of the great secrets in connection with successful service for the Lord; to work as if everything depended on our diligence, and yet not to rest in the least upon our exertions, but upon the blessing of the Lord." --George Mueller

I am hearing...the ceiling fan on high, the saw buzzing in the hands of a Wycliffe Associate in the workshop just below the house

Around the house...snowflakes we made when Aaron was sick last week
One of my favorite things...a good night's sleep

A few plans for the rest of the week...meetings every afternoon this week and we're looking forward to firing up the hospitality fires again now that we are settled in Honiara
Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...

7 comments:

Lori said...

I just love these kinds of posts! As a people watcher...I love to take a "peek" into others' lives this way.

And I'm so with you on the washing machine. I've never had to wash by hand...but I am seriously thankful for a contraption that will do all the work for me. It's one of man's greatest inventions! I'm VERY grateful God gave someone the idea and knowledge to do that.

LOVE that pic of the girlies! Soooo cute!!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Very lovely! (The picture :D )

You remind me to be thankful for all the conveniences I take for granted.

Julie

The dB family said...

Ack! It's another snow day here. I guess you'll have a package waiting for you after you return again. It seems to take FOREVER to get there! You continue to be in my prayers.

Blessings!
Deborah

Cindy said...

Love my girls! (and my boys, too)

Joanna Allen said...

Love love love the quote by George Muller. Thank you for posting. Praying for you guys.

Choate Family said...

DISCLAIMER! Lori, I have a twin tub washing machine in the village. I wash on one side, then take the clothes out and spin on the other side. Then, I refill with clean water and rinse on the first side, and finally I spin for the last time. When Aaron's mom came, our invertor died so we washed clothes by hand. When my mom came, we didn't have enough sun to charge the batteries, so we washed clothes by hand again :-) But most days, I get to use the twin tub machine.

Deborah, I love getting packages from you! Mail from Canada seems to take about 4 months to arrive, but it is worth the wait.

quilt-n-mama said...

Thanks for a look at your week. I need to get back to these posts:) I love the picture of your girls. Missing you guys!