Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Just Newsy

1.) A dear friend has been helping me wallpaper an upstairs bedroom. When she discovered that my family was gone and I was without a vehicle, she swept into town with wallpaper sizing, we gooped it on, we jumped in her car and headed to Potsdam where we quickly found clearance paper, did a quick grocery run, sped home where she managed to get some paper on the walls. She returns tomorrow to do some more!

2.) Team Spain 2006 is in flight as I write, traveling home with hearts full of passion, memories full of stories to tell, and, if the siblings are lucky, their suitcases are full of souvenirs as well! If you read this and think to pray, it would be appreciated.

3.) My rehearsal schedule for the Sound of Music is full this week. Involvement in this show has been good for me. I have upped the amount of exercise for my foot and am regaining a bit of vocal technique. I'm even feeling determined to lose those few extra pounds gained through this lazy winter...

4.) The family is enjoying a vacation without Mom (that would be Dad, G&G, Ryan and Danica, and our three youngest - Liana, Camilla, and Merrick.) You can find photos here if you are interested! But with all my charges absent my mornings are lazy. Today I stirred ever so slowly, my eyes taking time to adjust to the bright light of the open windows. As consciousness overtook me, I reminded myself that it was time to rise. But my body wanted to linger a bit longer, so, remembering that no one needed my immediate attention, I rolled over, snuggled with my pillow, stretched down to my toes (I do that carefully these days), and enjoyed the delicious comfort of my bed for a bit longer than usual. Don't worry -- I was still up a bit before 7:00! But it was a leisurely arising!

5.) The sky is blue, the grass is green, the flowers are in bloom, the colors of summer are filling my view. The air is fresh, the breeze is gentle, the sounds of summer are present, all drifting onto my summer porch. I will soon peruse another musical score before heading out to a rehearsal. My daughter will kindly lend me a ride. Life goes on. Psalm 92 says that "The righteous shall...still bear fruit in old age; they shall be fresh and flourishing, to delcare that the Lord is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him."

6.) God is good -- always! Oh, how I love His name, how I exalt in His faithfulness and mercy! Be blessed today in all you do, and serve Him gladly! Love Him -- love Him -- love Him!

1 Comments:

Anonymous LisaCriscitello said...

I just learned that someone in very painful circumstances has been reading your posts. She asked me why she always felt so encouraged and how one woman could have such an impact in just three paragraphs. My confident response was "faithfulness". Will I ever stop marveling at how perfect and awesome His design and plans are? By the way- if you have time- a quick description of Merrick's recovery from ENT surgery?

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