Monday, April 20, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook - April 20

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For Today...

Outside my window... beautiful, beautiful sunshine. It's supposed to hit 80 degrees today! I could sing the Doxology right now!

I am thinking... about my kids in Peru. I am wondering if I have what it takes to be the mother/grandmother of missionaries. I am realizing I don't - but I know the One who can give me what I need. I didn't ask for this, I don't want it, but since it is what I am living with - I want to do it well. The lyrics to Chris Tomlin's song Enough have been running through my mind all weekend. I sing them. Do I really believe them? I wonder sometimes if I am really paying attention to the words I sing in church every week. Do I really mean them? Is it more than lipservice?

All of You is more than enough for all of me
For every thirst and every need
You satisfy me with Your love
And all I have in You is more than enough

You are my supply
My breath of life
And still more awesome than I know
You are my reward
worth living for
And still more awesome than I know

All of You is more than enough for all of me
For every thirst and every need
You satisfy me with Your love
And all I have in You is more than enough

You’re my sacrifice
Of greatest price
And still more awesome than I know
You’re the coming King
You are everything
And still more awesome than I know

More than all I want
More than all I need
You are more than enough for me
More than all I know
More than all I can say
You are more than enough for me

Today I choose to really mean these words. Jesus is more than enough. Do you hear that Michelle (and everyone else who needs to know)? Jesus IS enough - even when we are homesick, even when our wallets and backpacks are stolen, even when we want nothing more than what is familiar and safe-feeling. Even when I ache to hold and snuggle my little grandson but I can't because he is too far away. Even when I "talk" to him on Skype and the realization hits deep that he doesn't know me anymore. Even then, I choose to believe that Jesus is Enough. He is all I need. It's true. And it isn't dependent on how I am feeling at the time. Truth is truth and it is truth whether I feel like it or not. Praise God.

From the learning rooms... see above.

I am thankful for... good books. I just ordered a few from CBD and I can't wait for them to arrive.

From the kitchen... Taco salad has been sounding really good. Maybe tonight?

I am wearing... a skirt and matching sweater. And sandals!

I am reading... I just finished "Where Do I Go?" by Neta Jackson. It is a new spin-off series from the Yada Yada books. I absolutely love the depth that Neta writes with, all the while really relating to my life. This book was not fluff - it has some hard stuff in it. I really found myself immersed in it and since she left me totally hanging at the end I now have to patiently wait until September for the next book to come out.

I am hoping... for a quiet, uneventful week. Please God?

I am creating... knitted dish cloths. I should finish them soon and I can't wait to post about them - they are really pretty, simple, and easy!

I am praying... for many people that I love. My list keeps getting longer and longer. What a sweet responsibility it is to lift people in prayer.

Around the house... De-cluttering 2009 is in full-swing. This weekend I completed the bonus room - where all my book shelves are. I donated four very full bags to the church library and one extremely large bag to the second-hand bookstore. My goodness - I never realized what a packrat I have become. I am now 1/3 of the way done. Next comes the Living Room.

One of my favorite things... is watching my little grand-girl, sweet Ava Claire, during the worship music at church. Six months old and she LOVES worship music! She bounces and flaps her arms and legs all over the place, all the while watching with deep intensity the musicians on the platform. She blesses my heart!

A few plans for the rest of the week... dinners on the patio, knitting, planting a few seeds, finishing up some work projects.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...
Isn't he just the sweetest? I miss him so much.


Karen said...

Oh, Robin, the picture brings tears to my eyes. I can just feel how much you must miss that little guy. I really enjoyed your daybook. My day is so crazy, I don't think I'll get to mine. In a few minutes, I'm heading out the door to take one kid to baseball, pick up another one from track, and then head back over to the baseball field to watch a game.

The song lyrics struck a chord for me today. My oldest son is living in Tacoma, WA, not in school any more, and trying to figure out where to go from here. I miss him so much these days. Part of me wants him to just come home. But, he has always been a free spirit with a mind of his own, so I know he needs this time to find his wings. It's so hard to let go.

We're having beautiful, sunny weather, too and taco salad sounds so yummy! Our whole week will be warm and sunny. One of these nights, supper on the deck will be in order.

The book recommendation sounds appealing. I only read the first Yada Sisterhood book, but loved it.

I guess I've taken up enough of your comment space:) Enjoy your week!

Nancy said...

Hi, Robyn!
As I read your blog today, I felt like you were a "kindred spirit." :) I too love to read, and I'm in the middle of Where Do I Go? After reading your description of the "hanging" ending, I'm tempted to slow down and make it last a little longer. I really appreciate your thoughts today. I especially appreciated the part where you said that you don't like some of the things in your life right now but since you are here now, you want to do it well. That is very inspiring. What a great way to view the tough times of our lives. May God continue to bless you and your family and to make you a blessing.

Dawn said...

Oh, my heart hurts for you - that Tyler doesn't seem to remember you. I am so sorry to hear that they have had things stolen. Not surpising, but sad!

We're having wonderful revival services this week and tonight I took Emma in with me because she has a bad cough (Kristen was at a PTO meeting at Care Bear's school). She was really getting into the service, clapping, raising her hands in the air. So cute!

We have sunshine finally. Today was a perfect spring day. Feisty planted some seeds all by herself - I can't wait to post that picture.

Dawn said...

PS - I haven't heard of those books. I'll have to check them out.

Bev said...

taco salad, knitted dish cloths, missing kids, we're right there together! Still praying for your heart to be eased by them being so far away.

Glenda said...

Thanks so much for posting the beautiful lyrics! I needed to read them - and I choose, like you, to believe them. God bless you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Just something to think about. I know many people disagree with me. But if Jesus is truly all we need, why are there so many "one anothers" in the New Testament? Jesus is the source of all we need; in that sense I agree with the theme of the song. There are many things we think we need that we don't--I agree with the song in that sense too. Jesus will be all you need as you accept and adjust this new role you didn't ask for or expect, but sometimes he's going to be what you need through other people. My two cents.
Love to you,

Netta said...

I just found your blog through & enjoyed reading a few of your posts. You mentioned the Neta Jackson book & it reminded me that I've never read book #7 of the Yada Yada series. Thanks for the reminder!