I had so much fun last Friday linking up to SQT/7QT, I thought I would go for round two this week!
Our church had Kids Camp this week. Hannah has been volunteering until she got sick yesterday. Nate was suppose to go but he has been sick all week (he is finally getting better!). But Dan has had a blast going to Kids Camp. Yesterday, he brought home this picture. When I asked him about it, he said “You know, that story. That one where the little man is in the tree.” 🙂 (not really sure but it looks to me like that little man is wearing an eye patch – maybe Dan thinks he was a pirate!)
Two more trips to get boxes for packing happened this week. Thanks to a tip from a friend, Dollar General breaks down all their boxes and leave them in carts at back of store. Quick and easy way to get boxes if anyone is need! Of course, the package store was obliged to let us take another van full of their liquor boxes yesterday. And they weren’t broken down yet so even better!
I finished week 4 of my bible study this week and am thoroughly enjoying it. This study is based on 1 & 2 Thessalonians. Two things that have stuck with me this week:
Based on 1 Thessalonians 4: 11 ~ Beth Moore says:
“Mind your own business…I’m learning that some things we simply do not want to know. Some things we cannot handle knowing and still love like we are called to love.“
So much truth. Keep that tidbit handy next time you think you really think you want to know something. Ask yourself, “Do I really? Can I handle it and still love like Christ calls me to love?”
In reference to 1 Thessalonians 4:10 and Paul calling the Thessalonians to love more and more. She explains that we need to love more and more but there is an exception – God’s divine love.
“The God who beckons you to love more and more cannot love you more. Not matter how you grow in diligence and obedience, you cannot increase His affection for you…At your darkest moment, you were loved to the fullest measure.“
Just try to wrap your head around that this weekend. Loved to the fullest measure. Yes, you are.
In between packing, I have watched way too many episodes of Lost this week. And y’all, I just might turn grey or pull all my hair out by the time I finish this series. Sometimes I cry. And other times, I tell my husband to just shut it off that I can hardly stand the characters some days. Don’t know why it gets my emotions running hot, but it does. Guess that makes for good TV!
We celebrated our oldest’s birthday yesterday. Still can hardly believe that he turned 19! How can I be old enough to have a 19 year-old? He is like his mother and like to keep things simple. So Chick-fil-A for lunch and then we celebrated with cupcakes. Then he had to go to work!
My neighbor is going out of town for a few days. She asked me to water her plants while she is gone. One thing you should know about me is that I kill all manner of plants. My husband bought me a cactus early in our marriage in the hopes that at least I couldn’t kill that, but I did. I’m nervous about having so much responsibility to water these plants. I don’t even own a watering can. She had to loan me hers. I’m feeling the pressure to get it right and not kill her 4 plants in the next four days. Thank God she left me detailed instructions! My husband burst out laughing when he found out I agreed to water her plants. I’ll let you know how it turns out.
I had a lunch with a friend this week to say our goodbyes. Her family is going on an extensive summer trip so will be gone when we move in two weeks. I am no good at goodbyes. But I thoroughly enjoyed spending some time with her and am so thankful for the budding friendship that God has given us.
So that is it this week! I hope you had a wonderful week!