For this last week , I have been "working" at FC. I asked my husband if there were any temporary jobs that I could earn some $ and so I have been sitting at Peggys desk in Financial Aid ---Not that I could ever fill her shoes...! The kids really miss her when they come by and ask where she is... . I have said this before and most likely will say it again: Those of us who have been blessed and privileged to be Keepers at Home are extremely and profoundly THANKFUL!!! I appreciate my husband for his willingness and encourgement all our married life for me to be the "Queen" of our home and he would do anything at all to have me fulfill that role. My thanks to my husband and to the God who gave him to me. Does anyone else feel as strongly out there about this as I do?
Third Day concert dates with a certain son. Anything pumpkin. Getting garage sales over with. Coffee with Franzi. Bible studies with Ed Culp. Cooler weather forecasts. A book I am reading at the moment: I Will Follow. Third Day's new album. Looking forward to plays and concerts coming up soon! Thanksgiving with family and friends to look forward to and all the great food. Feeling hopeful.
Since I am now an official Keeper at Home but not a Homeschool mom anymore... I am figuring out my role and what to do with my time. The first day of November was busy and nice: Zoom out the door at 7:15 SHARP or Hannah has "our" heads, and throw the girls out at Seffner. a quick shopping spree at Super Walmart ( I am trying to go back to "once a month" shopping for anyones FYI- Ben), coffee with Franzi at the BBD Bucks., off to a good bible study at NOLIV with Ed Culp and a good handful of folks ( lets see, there was Lydia D., Beth H.,Kelly B., Mike G., The Reakas ( minus 3 of their chillins, a new couple, Janice Mc., myself and Franzi of course and some people of whom I don't know their names), anyway it was a good study on Growth. Then Kelly and I ate lunch at Old World Cheese shop, picked up my sewing machine at a very "quaint" fix it shop on Busch, back at home to unload, nap, pick up girls, clean really quick for company, made a pumpkin crisp ( rave reviews) , dinner at Willlies with some out of town Fam, back to the house for the aforementioned dessert and visiting. A nice full day, but now that I type this I see I was hardly home...hmmm. Oh well, today I hope to be here mostly and do some cleaning and crafting. A good life and I am blessed but I sure do miss my youngest ducks...
The Singing at Mosi the other night was very heartening (is that the correct usage,Jenn?) . For me, those are the times that I "feel" emotional as a christian and that can be a good thing, I think. I have been blessed to know some of the most gifted song writers of our day. Charli Couchman, Glenda Schales and Craig Roberts have been enhancing worship times with their melodious and contemplative works for the last several years. I would encourage song leaders to learn their songs and then help congregations learn them as well. If one were to line up some foot-stomping Stamps-Baxters, say "Ring it Out" or "Sing me a Song about Jesus"( no offense to those who love those and they truly help you ) and compare it with " The Lord is My Light", "Exalted", "For You Have Promised", or "Theophany" ( ...High above the seraphim...)then I think it is clear that there is much more depth in these songs. Again, I hope our song leaders will try to use these in leading congregations so that we not only will edify one another but more importantly Glorify and lift up our Savior and King.