Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Midweek slump

Hey gatherers!!!  How are you all doing?? 
It's been rainy and hazy and humid around here and let me tell ya, it's not helping my outlook!!!  Saturday night a sore throat came upon me out of nowhere!!  It hasn't progressed but it's leaving me very tired and weak and well, just kinda achey!!  Seeing that I don't really have the time to nurse a cold, I have been pushing through and not doing a bad job at it either.  But today, well, that's feeling like a different story....it's gonna be a tough one!  I'm leaning hard into Jesus, giving thanks anyway and looking for the blessings, but I'm weary.

one of the first things I saw this morning as I came downstairs....Smokie
  He's looking a bit weary too!!
I'm still going to push on and school the children and I will muster up some strength to shower and go to youth group later - because I love it!!!    I have the opportunity to spend time with some of the coolest kids and adults that I know - so nasty little cold is gonna have to take a backseat, cuz I'm goin!!!
So here's just something little for your midweek slump -if you're having a slump that is........I went to the Christian Bookstore on Friday - something that I don't get to do very often at all -and I picked up these little cuties!!

"Almost Amish" looks to be a very good book about slowing down and finding the blessings that come with a slower paced life - Yes Please!!!
"The Story" is the bible in, you guessed it, story form!!  It's condensed into 31 chapters and reads more like a story book. 
 I haven't had a chance to look at either book yet, well let me rephrase that.....I've been "looking" at the books since I brought them home, what I meant to say was that I haven't had the chance to READ either one of them!!  I can't wait!!
I hope that you have a blessed week!!!  Remember that each and every day is a gift, no matter what the wrapping looks like!!! 
Happy Wednesday!!
<3 Lorraine
Oh hey!!  What are some of your favorite reads....new or old??  Share them, please :)

1 comment:

  1. Both sound like interesting books. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts after you finish them. I've always been interested in the Amish and would love to take portions of their way of life and apply them to my own. I need a car though and air conditioning!! I could live with out the TV and full speed ahead lifestyle, but I can not be standing in a hot kitchen cooking and cleaning with out some cool air blowing on me!! See ya tonight! <3