Monday, October 13, 2008

A Simple Woman's Daybook

Thanks to Peggy at The Simple Woman for creating this idea. If you'd like to join in, go here. Check her page later today for more Daybook entries. Enjoy!

For Today, October 13, 2008 ...

Outside My Window...
it is dark. At 6:25 AM, the sun hasn't risen yet. I have the window open just slightly to feel the cool air. No birds are singing, either.

I am thinking... about people who have no faith whatsoever and choose to mock those who do. My heart has been saddened these past few days.

I am thankful for... God's great mercy and how He has revealed to me and my family His existence. I can't imagine life without God. I love Him so much.

From the kitchen... Cinnamon-Raisin toast, cereal, and maybe a slice of almond cake - a treat I bought to celebrate getting a new job.

I am wearing... my gray striped cotton nightshirt with roses embroidered near the top with little pearls. I just noticed it says "Autumn Bloom" on the front. Ha! Barefoot. I'm thinking I'm going to get my robe, though. It is chilly near the window but I like having it open.

I am creating... my latest YouTube video response to a young, Canadian man who has no faith at all. He is enjoying himself as he makes silly videos mocking other people's faith. It only reminds me of the truth of John's gospel - the world hates the light.

I am going... to attend Latin Mass today and a special conference following it. We have a German priest visiting (he's young!) who will be teaching about the Euchrist and the connection between Eucharistic devotion and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Sounds very interesting.

I am reading... "100 Decorating Ideas Under $100" by Better Homes & Garden. I have so many little projects I want to do.

I am hoping... I can find a good, used bookcase.

I am hearing... the very faint sound of traffic from the window. Silence, otherwise.

Around the house... are a few more framed piotures that need to be hung. If you want to hang pictures grouped together with similar spacing, it is quite a challenge! Measuring helped a little, but just a little. I certainly don't want our new home to look like a scene from a mafia hit for all the holes in the walls. Egads. The magazines make it look so easy!

One of my favorite things... is watching the sun rise and thanking God for a new day.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: I start my new job! Yes, I was hired permanently. Now I have to let my other two part-time jobs know I'm "letting them go." I also have to create a new proposal for another digital scrapbooking class. I'd like to scrap the photos from visiting the Renaissance Festival on Saturday. We had such a beautiful day and Mickey got some outstanding photos of the jousting contest!

Here is picture thought I am sharing... The view from my window as the sun rises:


Kimberly said...

Congratulations on the job!!! Wonderful...

As to the "mockers..." Blessed are you when you are persecuted for my sake...

You have HIS word on it!

p.s. I saw fsmdude's response. I expected no less and am honored to continue to pray for his soul. Poor, poor young man...he looks so very adolescent and immature in his ranting...

John and Lisa said...

Beautiful view.
May your heavy heart be lifted by the Hope that Jesus gives today!