It's sad when the only expectations you have are negative. It's even sadder when those expectations are met. It's easy to be disappointed in people if you have expectations of them. It's better to just not expect anything.
Times of change and uncertainty just don't bother me. I am in a season of uncertainty and I am not bothered. I know that I am exactly where God wants me, doing what he desires for me. God has made himself apparent in many ways, and I have been affirmed that I am on the right path. It isn't necessarily the path I would have chosen, or maybe the scenery is unexpected is a better way of putting it, but I am excited to see where it will lead.
I have discovered some new friendships. It is nice to have people around you that love God and like to just hang out. They don't have agendas or ulterior motives, they just want to serve God and study his word, and do it with his people. I like that.
I have been having really great times of worship. Not in church, but in my heart.
The seasons changing makes me love God all over again. His creativity, artistry and generosity are abounding.
Autumn is my favorite season.
I watched Abby play daycare yesterday. She fed all of her babies before putting them down for naps on their own pallets. She shushed me and her dad. All I could think of was how much my heart hurt from just pure happiness with my life.
Today, she danced around her room and sang along with her CD. Oh to have that abandon and joy for whatever task I am doing.
Kevin needs more physical outlets. I saw this tonight as he was wrestling with my brother, I realized that he has so much energy contained, that it's no wonder he can't concentrate on anything. I am thinking of Te kwon do. Exercise, discipline and respect for authority. Can't go wrong with that combo.
Bob and I are planning our first true vacation. We are looking at taking a cruise. WE are planning to drive down to Florida as part of the trip. I have never been to Florida, I have never seen the ocean, which naturally leads to the fact I have never been on a cruise. I am so excited that I will be getting rid of so many "nevers" in just a few months!
I just ordered a new Bible study on overcoming fear. Oh, did I mention I am terrified of new places and going where I have never been? I guess this will be a never I can get past too!
We have already started Christmas shopping! Never have we gotten this big a start!
We are making great strides on becoming debt free! God has been so good with us and to us! (We love Dave Ramsey!)
My new favorite verse is Luke 1:45:
"Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!"
I just had the best cup of hot cocoa. Half dark chocolate, half milk chocolate.
Thank you for joining me for my brain dump.