So I’d hit a wall. With my book. With my mothering. With life in general. Pleaded with God for wisdom, direction. At the end of myself, I needed Him. Desperately.
Long story short (the whole story will most likely end up on the pages of the book), God rocks my world! My direction-less, waste of paper, loser, no-good mommy book is now DESTINED FOR GREATNESS. I’m not talking about sales figures and yada yada, but God has really, truly answered my prayers (cries actually) I feel like the book finally has a point. A really good, focused, important point.
Bottom line? Filled with the Spirit, I can do anything God wants me to do. Relying on myself = can’t do crap. I fooled myself into thinking that I’d been leaning on the Lord lately. Not so. I’d bought into the lie that I could be some sort of super woman.
I’m choosing to do less, be more. And God is honoring it already. I could just kiss Him!
I have a radio interview tomorrow from 11:15-noon. I’d love some prayers–words of wisdom, peaceful children, working phone.
You asked about date night. It was great. The babysitter was sweet. We went to Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe (similar to Panera) because we had a coupon for a free entree. Ordered our food, “no longer accepting those coupons,” hmmmm… We ran into a guy from Gabe’s men’s group and his girlfriend, so I know God wanted us there, even if the food wasn’t fab and none of it was free.
Gabe dropped me off at Lifeway and went to Cord Camera for a few minutes, then came back to the bookstore. I just browsed and browsed happily for the longest time. Ended up buying three discount books–all in the name of “research”.
Got a couple things at Target, then spent the rest of our time in Barnes & Noble. Books = heaven to me. Got home, kids were in bed. Lovely. Ran babysitter home (2 miles away). Read a book, wrote for awhile.
Yesterday we went to my mom and dad’s again. Swam with Jordan, Katie, and Julie. Got ice cream at Good Eats-n-Treats, candy at Marie’s. Roasted hot dogs and marshmallows for supper. Took a walk, lots of photos, saw my grandma after her cancer treatment, took Nina to see the moo-moos.
Ava got a belated birthday gift from FedEx today. My SIL Angie made her a bright, striped flannel blanket. Nina got a Cinderella one for her b-day, and Ava loved it. She was THRILLED when she saw it. She’s cuddled up in the recliner with it right now. Thanks, Ang! (and Tug, Moogie, Reesey, and Tan-Man)
I’m bursting just a little bit.