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Thursday, 9/3/15

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Today was calm! School was the first thing accomplished and it went smoothly with both kiddos. I then headed to the gym as it was only 11:15 and then stopped at Subway on the way home and picked up sandwiches for everyone. Nice treat and NOT on my program. After lunch I enjoyed watching House Hunters while I worked at my desk. Getting things done from last night's client meeting and starting paperwork for the new one I'll be meeting with next Friday. I am really excited about this new "work from home" job I'm building!

Isaac did much better today until about 4 p.m., but he did not have anything much to do around here as his consequence was "big". Favorite toys and books gone. No playing with the neighbor kids. No electronics. No TV. Just "no." At 4 he got caught "eavesdropping/spying" on his sister and all I did was tell him that was not appropriate behavior and to come downstairs. He refused. So by the time he finally came down the stairs I sent him back to the yard to his spot where he was to sit doing nothing until his dad released him back to the house. He did know it was because he talked back to me, but I could tell there was zero remorse. He keeps asking his dad when he gets some things back and thankfully the answer continues to be, "I don't know."

Enjoyed doing my bible study outside on the back patio after supper. Love the cool temps we had today! Today's study was on "joy" and several different aspects of that fruit of the spirit. A very good study for where I am right now.

Tomorrow.... Isaac has the morning out with his habilitative worker so Maegann and I are going to breakfast and then to the grocery store before coming home to do some school and cleaning. Thinking I might be able to sneak to the gym about 12:30. Maegann has an eye appointment at 2 as she's been having major eye headaches from reading and then in the evening Jenn is coming for supper and games. So another nice day on paper.
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    I'm glad that you are finding the time for your Bible study. Hopefully your cool temps are coming our way. Our dew point this week has been in the 70s (yes the dew point!) with temps in the 90s. I'm ready for the fall temperatures to come back. Enjoy your Friday!
    1555 days ago
    Hang in there -nice to be finding time for your bible study!
    1555 days ago
    No cool temps here yet, as it was 96 and humid!!! I'll be so delighted when the cool temps hit here, that I'll do an extra happy dance. I thank God, for the days that He gives me, but when things start cooling off, so I can breathe better, then I'll be doing much better.

    Our church service last night was on "Joy" also! In fact it was entitled, "How to Live JOYFULL!"

    Before Pastor Bo said anything else, he said this, to get our attention, so we would really pay attention: "Focus can be an ally or an adversary of my faith."

    Then we went to Psalm 119:1 - 8

    He just took the first 2 verses. He said that the world "Blessed" is seen 27 times in the Old Testament and that the Hebrew definition is: that it's what happens to a person who is actively seeking and searching to obey and please God in EVERYTHING! Being in pursuit of God.

    Pastor Bo went on to say that it's broken down to mean: fortunate, blessedness, happiness, blessed, happy, a heightened state of happiness and joy, very favorable, being in a very favorable state. God promised all of this in His Word.

    The nitty-gritty of the entire message was this: In the presence of God is the fullness of JOY, that NOTHING else can give me!!! Joy comes in the presence of GOD!


    - Nancy Jean -

    1556 days ago
    We also had cool temps today. I am seriously thinking about using long pants and long sleeved shirt for tomorrow. I will see how it is in the morning.
    1556 days ago
    You are so awesome. You inspire me. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. You're amazing.
    1556 days ago
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