WHAT I’M READING:
Changes That Heal by Dr. Henry Cloud
One of my go-to books on healing and growing up. Some friends and I are going through the book in a Facebook group (which is a great way to connect if time or distance is an issue). The workbook has amazing questions.
paperback Kindle workbook
Mini-Habits by Stephen Guise
This is an interesting read that encourages baby steps, the smaller and more doable they are the better. These kinds of tasks are so small they get past the usual resistance to creating habits.
Knowledge of The Holy by Tozer
My Wednesday night group felt they needed to focus on Him for awhile, so we’re reading and discussing this book. A right understanding of Who He is is so critical to relationship and overall health.
WHAT I’M COOKING:
Paul and I have been creating meals that we can double up on and freeze for later meals. Soups are an easy choice as they freeze well.
Cheeseburger Broccoli Chowder
1 lb. ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
2 cans cheddar or Nacho cheese soup
2 soup cans milk
2 tsp Worchestershire sauce
2 cups chopped broccoli
2-4 potatoes, peeled and diced
(I add a small can of corn as well)
In a large saucepan, cook beef with onion and green pepper until the beef is browned and the vegetables are tender; drain. Stir in soup, milk, and Worcestershire sauce. Add broccoli and potatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered about 30 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
WHAT I’M PINNING:
♥ 10 questions to help you declutter
♥ a recipe for homemade chocolate bars (what’s not to like?)
♥ make your own KOOB (a fun outdoor game)
♥ an artsy gratitude journal
♥ how to make collapsible fabric containers (I’m going to need some of these)
WHAT I’M TWEETING: (a few tweets that got a higher response)
♥ Is your life “preaching” a sex-positive message? What would that look like to your kids, your friends, your co-workers?
♥ Love your spouse for who they are and who they are becoming.
♥ (Most of the time) Our levels of stress and energy are about the daily choices we make. Choose wisely.
♥ “Quality time” happens in surprising moments during “quantity time.” You have to spend time with each other!
♥ Heated arguments just cause destruction. If your discussion takes a harsh turn, take a break.
WHAT I’M DRAWING:
I’m still tangling away. I enjoy the small “canvas” (3.5″ square paper tiles) so I can start and finish a piece of art in an afternoon break.
WHAT I’M WORKING ON:
Fixing up the RV has been my major project (I’ve been painting the bedroom and cleaning carpet) and I’ve been organizing and packing up paperwork. Much of the hard copy paperwork will go in storage, but everything for this year is in the cloud (love, love, love Wave accounting software) and in files on my computer.
WHAT I’M THINKING ABOUT:
God’s been digging around in my past helping me see the different labels I’ve worn. Some of them reflect talents or dreams (like “artistic” and “organized”), but many have been labels created by the enemy (like “worthless” or “outcast”). God delights in revealing Truth and setting us free from the bitter lies. I “belong.” I am “loved” and “forgiven.” The Gospel really is the Good News.
As indeed he says in Hosea, “Those who were not my people I will call ‘my people,’ and her who was not beloved I will call ‘beloved.’” Romans 9:25 ESV
Prayer Prompt ♥ Ask God to speak to your heart about how He sees you. What “labels” are from Him?
The Forgiven Wife: A Tale of Sinuses, a Bladder, and Avoidance Too often we avoid seeking help for fear of discomfort and embarrassment.
The Generous Husband: Is TV Stealing Your Life (and Marriage)? The average American man watches 1,301 hours of television a year!
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