Summer is winding down.....but my "to do" list is in high gear! All four of my children have their birthdays in the summer or almost summer months....(June, July, August and September)...and we have a birthday celebration nexte week.
School is18 days aways, so we have been doing TONS of things to get ready for school...supplies, clothes, books, backpacks, lunch boxes, and organizing.
Our wonderful summer nanny, Abbi, is working her last day TODAY! She has been a blessing and I know the kids will miss her. Momma is juggling to cover the kids for the next three weeks until school starts...
I also have been reorganizing the rooms, and moving Mary and Olivia into rooms of their own. (girls have gotta have their own space), as well as reorganizing the boys room to give them more space. I moved my entire sewing room into the laundry room and the music, pianos, keyboards etc...into the garage. (Still have to organize the garage..that will be next week.)
On top of all that, I am rotating into a new job at work for a couple months, and have been documenting my old job, training someone on my old job, documenting the new job, getting trained on the new job and doing parts of both jobs...all during the same two week period!~ Whew!~ I am exhausted just reading that.
So I am glad this week is winding down...and summer will soon move into fall (My FAVORITE season) and I might even bring out my knitting needles again. It has been a good summer, and we will squeeze a bit more sunshine and water out of the next few weeks.......(after momma rests a bit).
O God, I have tasted Your goodness,
and it has both satisfied me
and made me thirsty for more.
I am painfully conscious of my need of further grace.
I am ashamed of my lack of desire.
O God, the Triune God,
I want to want You;
I long to be filled with longing;
I thirst to be made more thirsty still.
Show me Your glory, I pray,
so I may know You indeed.
Begin in mercy a new work of love within me…
Give me grace to rise
and follow You up from this misty lowland
where I have wandered so long.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Some would gather money Along the path of life Some would gather roses, And rest from worldly strife. But I would gather children From among the thorns of sin, I would seek an ebony curl, And a wide and toothless grin. For money cannot enter In that land of endless day ,And roses that are gathered Soon will wilt along the way. But oh, the laughing children ,As I cross the sunset sea, And the gates swing wide to heaven ,I can take them in with me! ~Author Unknown~
“God wins us, not by shouting, beating us up, or starving us into submission, but by asking for an invitation to enter.
We are loved into surrender. The more we accept that he operates out of love for us, the more we will entrust ourselves to him.
Fénelon expresses this truth beautifully: "God is not a spy looking to surprise you. He is not an enemy lurking in the shadows to hurt you. God is your Father who loves you, and wants to help you if you will but trust in His goodness."