So, remember all that "heart-motivation" I was talking about yesterday? Here's what I read today in my quiet time...
I Peter 4:7-11
7The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. 8Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 9Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms. 11If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
Okay, so, talk about affirmation!! LOL I love how God truly speaks through His Word!! :) He's so awesome!! I took that to mean, for me specifically, at this season of my life, to give up maybe one more commitment at church...right now I'm thinking it's between Sunday School & Children's Church...I still don't know...Still need to pray about that, I guess...It would be awesome if we could get another teacher for the preschoolers (that would be Abbey & her friend Alex, and a couple of others, actually...I think more would come if we could get that class started...) Anyways, would you please help me pray about this? Children's Church isn't that big a deal...it's one Sunday a month, and without worrying about Fellowship, now, that's not such a big deal...And, Sunday School gets me there early!! LOL
So, today was spent hopping over to church to talk to the secretary for a bit (I decided to skip Women's Bible Study today because I need to get on the ball with a bunch of VBS stuff.) Anyways, after that, we met Mom @ Chick-Fil-A!! :) YUM-O!! :) (While there, I asked about coupons or something for VBS, of course!! LOL Should I be able to write that lunch off as a business expense?!?! LOL). After lunch, Abbey wanted to go with Mammy (like I didn't know that was gonna happen!! LOL), and Mom said she'd take her to the store with her while I ran to Family Christian...I LOVE THAT STORE!! I could literally spend hours there!!
Unfortunately, I didn't have a coupon on me, OR my letterhead note, so that was a "me" trip...sorta...I did end up getting the split trak I needed for VBS...everything's VBS right now!! LOL
But, it was a nice afternoon. I picked Abbey up at Mom & Dad's & saw Matt & Chelle...they were all gussied up for a night out!! They're seeing The Wizard of Oz @ La Comidia tonight to celebrate their anniversary (which was last month!! LOL) Anyways...Abbey fell asleep on our way home, but that didn't last, so she's gonna be a handful tonight @ church...we're watching a video for choir tonight, and limiting practice to 15 minutes or so...It's kinda like a "light" potluck...mostly snacks & stuff, but someone's bringing chili!! :) Free dinner!! WooHoo!! :) Steve bought 50 cookies from Wal-Mart's bakery on his way home so I didn't have to heat the house up more...
So, before my inlaws came last month, I moved a few things around the house. I decided to put Abbey's big toybox in the living room to make her room not feel so crowded, and to do that, of course I had to move the couches around, which means the toybox fits perfectly under where the thermostat is on our wall...Well, this morning before we left Abbey was playing with some toys in her toybox. I was in the bathroom (which is only a few feet from where her toybox is) and I heard the lid go down, and she got realy quiet...then she asked, "Mommy, how do you turn the air conditioner on?" I told her there are buttons, but only Mommy & Daddy can "make the air conditioner come on." I didn't check it before we left...WELL, when we got home this afternoon, the house was HONKEN hot!! Like, there was no difference between outside & inside...I checked the thermostat, and my little princess had turned the thermostat up to 78 degrees!!!!!!!! YIKES!!!!!!!! I love that "whoosh" of cool air you experience when you first come in from outside...oh, well, I talked to her again about it being only Mommy & Daddy's job to "make the a/c come on..." She asked me what her job was!! LOL Then she says, "I think it's my job to play..."LOL Cute!!
Another cute Abbey story, then I'll close this UBER long post...
En route between Huber & Beavercreek, we were listening to the radio, but Abbey wasn't asking any questions or telling me anything (this isn't normal behavior for her right now!! LOL) So, here's the conversation that followed:
Me: Are you okay? Are you thinking?
Me: Whatcha thinking about?
Me: What are you thinking about Papa?
Abbey: How we play at my Mammy's house.
Me (trying not to giggle): What do you & Papa play at Mammy's house?
Abbey: We play horseys.
Me: You do?
Abbey: Yeah, Papa says 'Neigh!' and I say 'Geddyup!'
I love to hear what kids are thinking about!! I thought it was so sweet that she was really thinking hard about her Papa & how they play together...Mom bought Abbey a stick horse, and she named it Brownie. When I asked what Papa's horse's name was she said, "Blue" & I had to giggle...Dad uses a blue broom for his "horse"!! LOL
Well, that's it :) I love you all, and Sara, I didn't take offense at all to your first comment for me yesterday!! :) I just tend to dive deeper into my own rationale about things...
Okay, better go get ready...Actually, it's starting to cool down some in here :) THANK THE GOOD LORD!! :)
Love you all!! :)