On Tuesday mornings, I'm involved in a Bible Study with 7 other lovely women. During the fall semester and partway through this semester, we read and studied our way through Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas -- an excellent book on marriage if you're looking for one. But beware -- it's challening in a personal way.
Now, we're going through the study, Draw Near to God. Click HERE if you'd like to download it at no charge.
It's been a good study. I find it extremely helpful to hear how the Scripture applies to these other seven ladies' lives.
Lately, I've been going through a bit of a struggle -- a struggle in my heart and in my mind.
I don't want to vague, but at this point, I'm not ready to share this personal struggle publically on this blog.
BUT, I will state publically that through this study and my own private quiet times with God, I have been taught many things. I have been shown many things. I'm coming to realize that I'm not abnormal.
I'm just in a season of life right now that isn't quite as carefree (for lack of a better term) as it used to be.
But, God is so good. He never fails me. He never leaves me. He always continues to show me His goodness -- despite the fact that I'm a bit of a mess right now. And really, we're all messes all of the time. I just happen to be a M.A.J.O.R. mess right now.
I've always been told this, but I'll say it again....If you are currently NOT routinely in God's word, do it immediately. It's an amazing experience.
Today, I was reading through some scripture. I came upon a verse in Psalm 119.
It describes how pain can be used in a good way -- and this case, it's my mental anguish that is causing my pain.
It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees. Psalm 119:71
Another verse that is helpful right now to me...just a page over from this last verse....
Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word. Psalm 119:37
And on a completely, much lighter note....Our meal plan for the week (a day or two late)....
Monday, March 29, 2010
Pasta with Olde Westport Spice seasoning
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Creamy Chicken Pasta Carbonara
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Lemon Chicken Piccata (from Macaroni Grill)
Friday, April 2, 2010
Sarah & Luke: Will be eating supper at Sarah's parents' house
Marc: Will be eating spaghetti & meatballs at Kanopolis State Park
(On Saturday, Marc is running in a 50-mile race. The Friday night meal is an organized "night before the race" meal at the park).
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Lunch: Sarah & Luke will rummage at home; Marc will be running -- will be eating appropriate foods during race
Supper: Sarah & Luke will take a packed lunch to the finish line of the race; Marc will be eating the post-race meal provided at the finish line
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Lunch: Quizno's with a coupon OR Subway
If NOT, we'll figure something out (Marc generally CRAVES some calories the day after a BIG race)
Supper: At Sarah's parents' for Easter
**Am preparing a ham loaf for Easter supper
A trip back in time
7 hours ago