(1) I found a gold cross when I cleaned out my jewelry box the other day. I put it on last week and decided to wear it for the rest of Lent. I've never worn a necklace 24/7 before, but I like how it is reminding me of Jesus.
(It's not too fancy for my favorite old sweatshirt.)
(2) I'm working on the not yelling. I've stopped short quite a few times, and apologized for other times. It is hard to be heard when the volume is loud and toys are more interesting than my voice, but I'm working on it.
(3) After never doing a Bible study together before, Hubby and I are involved in two now. It is time consuming, but wonderful.
(4) Our pastor is doing a sermon series to correspond with one of these studies, and I just love how you can feel the whole church coming together.
(5) The sermon series/Bible study involves a small group. Our small group rocks!
(6) I can see how God lead us to this place with friends and a church family, and I am so, so grateful.
(7) I've almost finished The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, and it is fascinating. Hubby suggested this book and I'm glad he did. Little things CAN make a big difference, and that is important for me to remember as a Christian.
(8) Speaking of . . . We wrote our first letter to Ronald, the child we now sponsor through Compassion in Uganda. My heart is happy about finally sponsoring a child.
(9) My interest in Pinterest has finally bloomed. I'm finding lots of cute Easter ideas:
(10) Even with all these good and fun things, I sometimes feel anxious, or overwhelmed with busyness. So, I'm lingering in the Sermon on the Mount, and these words from Jesus, "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important the clothes?" Matthew 6:25.
Also, these words from Paul: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hears and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7.
Is this Lenten season busy for you? What are some things that you are doing? How do you keep the peace level high and the anxiety level low?
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