Hello, dear friends! How are you? How was your week? I hope it was a sweet one. Ours has been both busy and slow, if thats possible. Lot’s of things to do, but I’ve been trying to be intentional in carving small moments in our day to take a deep breath and rest. Grab a book and read for a bit or work on our puzzle or play a card game. Little things to slow our pace. We just recently switched from Morning Basket to Afternoon Tea Time and this shift in our rhythm has been so so good for us. I wish I would have switched it sooner. Morning basket is such a sweet time. Because we like to spend a lot of time doing morning basket activities it was putting off our bookwork until later in the morning which meant our work was going into our afternoons and it was just sort of stressful, if I’m being honest. This switch means we are reading our Bible first thing over breakfast then moving straight to bookwork. Our studies are being completed just before lunch break and then after lunch we can come together for a slower pace in the afternoon of reading and crafts etc. It’s been lovely!
God never hurries. There are no deadlines against which he must work. Only to know this is to quiet our spirits and relax our nerves. — A.W. Tozer
More of what I’ve been up to…
Reading – Tabletalk the October issue. I’m also reading this sweet little book from Louisa May Alcott. The boys and I are finishing up our read aloud, Little Pilgrim’s Progress. I have’t figured out what we are going to read aloud next.
Watching – All the Hallmark movies, haha. We just got the Frndly app on our Fire Stick so that’s what my husband and I have been doing in the evenings after we’ve put the boys to bed.
Listening – To all the Christmas music, especially my winter playlist. You can see it here. Also Relateable and the Sword and the Trowel every week. I sprinkle in lots of sermons in there as well. I just re-listened to a message from Voddie Baucham on Cultural Marxism and I highly recommend that.
Crafting – This week we are going to dry some oranges. We do this every year during the holiday season and it’s become one of my very favorite traditions to do with my kiddos. You can see what else we are up to in this post here.
Praying – Praying for our country, for our leaders. Praying for the lost souls in this world. These are just a few things I’ve been praying for. How can I pray for you, friend!?
Memorizing – Psalm 100 | Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his;we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
Cooking – All the soup. I’ve been slurping down bowls of Broccoli Cheddar Soup — this is my recipe here
Praising – Praising God for His goodness and graciousness towards me and my family.
So glad you stopped by today! Have a beautiful week, friends!
Love and blessings,