I got my new computer today. I spent more than I had hoped but I *think* I should be good as far as not needing to upgrade for a few years goes. Though, this Windows 8.1 thing is NOT user friendly, or maybe it is too user friendly and I am too techy?! Either way I have been on Google for most of the day trying to figure out major things, like how to open the control panel and where to type in MSCONFIG so I could decide what starts when the computer does. Like I said, all sorts of confused up in here! Then, I am randomly pushing buttons to see what they do and the keyboard lights up light the forth of July, lights so bright a plane may actually mistake this place for a landing strip!! Turned that off, but now that its dark in here I am using it as ambient lighting to type. Sort of odd to use my computer as a lamp but if the shoe fits…
Got my first snail mail ready last night and spent a lot of time praying over it and selecting what I hope to be the perfect card, only to forget it at the door on the way to the post office this morning. Week one and I am already behind. Praise God for grace because right now I am using a whole lot of it up! I think if the good Lord were to fill my cup right now he would just poor in some grace, and some more, until an alphabet soup of grace was pouring over!
I have had a migraine for the last three days. My dad is still working crazy hours and somehow that is affecting my eating and sleep schedule too. I can’t wait for him to get back to normal so that I can. Mostly though I ask God to come down and protect him because if my system is out of whack because of these crazy hours that HE is working then I can’t even imagine how he must be feeling! He is a truck driver so it is beyond important for him to be well rested and feeling great. Perhaps my worry is making my sleep quality stink!?
Speaking of stink, I have no clue what is up with my dogs!! They STINK. Like “sorry you can’t come in my house” stink. I know its spring and they are hotter than they were all winter but its still too old to give them a good bath so that is likely the reason for the stink but wow… that is some body odor right there. I feel like the worst doggie owner ever but you see, I can’t bring them to the groomer. My Charlie who is a black and tan wiener dog has extreme social anxiety and doesn’t accept anyone but me into his bubble of trust and Puppet, my shepherd cross, is scared to go down the stairs to the groomers and my back isn’t in the mood for any lifting, never mind working a door while carrying a 60lb dog. So, bath time will have to wait a little bit longer. On a happy note, my kids don’t stink! Though, that could simply be because Hockey season for my son has ended, but I will pretend it is because he has excellent hygiene and never needs reminded to brush his teeth more than 11 times 3 times a day. Nope, not my kid, hah!
This week for the Hello Mornings Challenge we were mostly in Psalm 119 and it is so rich and so full of hope and I really could have highlighted the entire thing because it is just that good. I have read through the Bible several times in my life but I never really studied the Bible until I had Bible study guides in hand helping me to see the deeper meaning and helping my mind to work harder to dig deeper and of course finding the tools to help me, like BlueLetterBible.com
I have NO clue what the next study is on, I wish I knew and I *secretly* hope it is on Proverbs. I just received a book in the mail from Rabbi Yonason Goldson called Proverbial Beauty and even the intro required sticky notes. I am excited to read and absorb and reflect on that book and then of course do a review of it. It always takes me so long to properly review these types of books because I don’t want to rush through and give it a literary review, I want to learn and learning takes time and mental stamina and a lot of sticky notes!
I also just received an Kindle copy of Praying Upside Down from Tyndale House Publishers. You can click my link at the bottom of the sidebar for more information about being a reviewer for them. This book looks great and sounds awesome. I am fairly new to really praying. I grew up reciting the Hail Mary and the Our Father but only in recent years have I begun to pray in a straight from the gut sort of way and I am always looking for ways to make my prayers better, my time with the Lord QUALITY time.
What’s on your reading list? How do you make your time with God QUALITY time? I would love to hear what you do because it may work for me, or someone else reading this too!! God is amazing like that, giving us exactly what we need and when! Hallelujah!