Its been a while since I did a Learnin’ and Returnin’ Thanks post, not because I havent learned anything or am not thankful for anything, but mostly because I am still reading the same book since my last post that was written of September 2011! I think it is time again to bring back this post on a more regular basis 🙂
I am Thankful for,
A fun day at Sesame Place with friends on Ems 2nd Bday! She had fun although you could not always tell because her face is VERY serious very often. We went to see Elmo’s world show and she was heckling Elmo and telling him “NO! NO! ” And she cried almost every time we got off of one ride to get onto another.
She ended up catching a little bug and has had a fever and cold the past couple days but we regret nothing!
|Em and Abby Cadabby|
|Em eating Cotton Candy while watching the parade. She ate A LOT of candy!|
What I am readin’
Like I said, I am still “reading” New York: A Novel. It really is a good book, but it spans several generations so after a few chapters you are reading about new people in a new time, so its almost like starting a new book…sort of. I dont feel the need to find out what happens next immediately. So I am taking my sweet time. I am about half way through and about to enter the civil war. I really do like it. But am not in a hurry to finish. In the mean time I am working on a Beth Moore Bible Study. Breaking Free. It is a very good study and I hope to share what I am learning from that.
What I have learned this week.
I am learning a lot from the Breaking Free Bible Study, which also surprised me. I thought that this study would not be very applicable to my life and that it would be for people that needed to “break free” from serious or deadly addictions and situations. This study would indeed help those people, but it also for people like me that are just living day to day, waiting on the Lord in what seems to be a long quiet waiting period.
What I specifically learned recently is what it means to give glory to God. Basically it means to make Him known. Since I have learned that, I seem to understand what I need to be doing on a daily basis a little bit more.
I have also learned that I often felt like as a Christian, since I am saved, I should be grateful for my salvation and should not expect too much else in life from God. I told myself that all the things God said he will give us in the Bible are really only applicable in the afterlife. The thing is I didn’t realize that this is what I thought and would pray but not really expect God to always answer. At least not MY prayers. I believed he would answer others prayers, and my prayers are fine but unless I was praying about someones salvation or soul then they were just vain and superficial. I am slooowly learning that my prayers are valid and that God loves me too. He has more to give me than just salvation.
|The new pretty book of the Breaking Free Bible Study|
|The book I have because I bought it before and forgot.|
What surprised me.
I am getting VERY good picking stuff up with my toes! I am six months pregnant and it is getting harder and harder to bend down and pick stuff up. Em leaves A LOT of stuff on the ground and its just easier to grab stuff with my toes and clean up that way. If I bend over, I get all out of breath and it is just too much work to get back up, so then I just end up hanging out on the floor and getting nothing done.
Em’s bday party is this weekend and I have procrastinated WAAAY too long on the preparations. Hopefully I get all the things done that I want to get done. I also have a lot of things that I want to blog about.
So stayed tuned.