Hello, graceful friend! We enjoyed a nice weekend at the river–with no wifi. Sometimes it’s good for me to just get completely unplugged for a couple of days. It helps me clear my head. I usually write this post on the weekend, but this time I didn’t because of the lack of wifi. I’ve got so many things to be thankful for today that they are just bubbling out, so instead of skipping my “5 Things” post this time I’ll just write it on a Monday.
Starting the week off with thankfulness is a great way to get on the right track! Go ahead, after you read this post, and let me know what you are thankful for today. Thankfulness is a great way to reset your perspective and look at your life through the right lens.
1. That I have my husband back! Byron is back from Sweden, and I’m so glad. It was only 8 days, but it’s the longest we’ve ever been apart, so I was really missing him (especially the last few days). He had a wonderful trip, and God did amazing things in the lives of the young people and the ministry team. We are all glad to be back together now though!
2. For Swedish chocolate. I had to put this one in! Byron came home with lots of yummy Swedish chocolate treats for us to enjoy, including these cute little chocolate eggs for the kids with a toy inside (called Kinder Surprise). Anyone else love chocolate? Oh my, I think I might need some right now.
3. For river sunsets. Every sunset at the river is amazing and different from the last. It’s like God is painting a masterpiece with His big (but delicate) paintbrush–with too many colors and hues to count. At our river place, the sun sets right over the water, so whatever is in the sky is reflected in the water as well. Beautiful! I love it when I get to sit and enjoy the sunset’s changing colors in the evening after a fun day of swimming and hanging out.
4. For the Holy Spirit. What would I do without the help of Holy Spirit in my day-to-day life? He is my helper, comforter, and friend. He is my constant companion, and He helps me when I don’t know what to do or pray. He causes joy, peace, and love to grow in my heart as I rest in the grace of God. He is ever revealing truth to me to set me on a path of true inner freedom.
5. For Plan Your Year, by Pam Barnhill. I’m beginning to dig into planning my homeschool year (it’s about time, because it starts soon). I’m really diggin’ the Plan Your Year book by and the printables I got with it. It’s helping me think through educational goals and fine-tune my plans for the year. If you are a homeschooler, buy the book! You’ll be glad you did. (I’m not getting any commission by recommending this book, I just really think you’ll like it!) You can also download a free mini kit from EdSnapshots, Pam’s blog. It’s one of the blogs I subscribe to, because Pam always has great ideas and insight to share with the homeschooling mom. I need a little inspiration to keep me focused and inspired!
What are you thankful for today? I’d love to hear about it.
Blessings to you, graceful friend! I hope you have a glorious week.
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