My biggest girl and I. Playing barbies last week and just enjoying time together :)
Something fun to share::: My husband and I are by no means wealthy. We love going on dates, but, after you pay for a sitter, a meal, a fun thing after the meal... it adds up and usually leaves us feeling like "ugh, we spent so much money". A few weeks ago we decided on the idea of having "date night at home" every week. On Thursday nights after the girls are in bed - we watch 2 of our fave tv shows together. When they are done we brew some coffee and go through the book we are reading together - what a great time. We talk about what we've learned, what was challenging and how we can better our marriage. And, it's FREE! I'm trying to think of new and creative ways to spice up our evenings... special treats, candles, maybe even a special "cuddle" blanket for the tv show time.
On my prayer list::: Pastors family as the grieve the loss of his nephew, friends with difficult pregnancies, unsaved family members, wisdom in leading teenagers at church, those with cancer.
Bible verse, Devotional::: One of our pastors spoke on the "Epistle of Joy" yesterday - Philipians. What a great reminder and challenge. Paul's life was horrendous at some points, yet, he chose to serve others, meditate on the person of Christ, pray for people, and focus on truth.
7"These things that I once considered valuable, I now consider worthless for Christ. 8It’s far more than that! I consider everything else worthless because I’m much better off knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. It’s because of him that I think of everything as worthless. I threw it all away in order to gain Christ 9and to have a relationship with him. This means that I didn’t receive God’s approval by obeying his laws. The opposite is true! I have God’s approval through faith in Christ. This is the approval that comes from God and is based on faith 10that knows Christ. Faith knows the power that his coming back to life gives and what it means to share his suffering. In this way I’m becoming like him in his death, 11with the confidence that I’ll come back to life from the dead." Philipians 3:7-11