After a five week hiatus, I am back with 7 Quick Takes Friday hosted by the amazing Jennifer Fulwiler at the Conversion Diary. For more Quick Takes, check her out!
It's been a long cool February and March, but spring is finally here in Tidewater Virginia. This week I am thankful for:
The Return of Good Health
No more colds, sinus infections, strep throats around here! With the pine pollen everywhere, allergies abound, but I finally found a medication my Ladybug can take that works! We are all sleeping better,and feeling better!
This past week the weather has been lovely and we are enjoying istening to the robins, counting the cardinal and blue jays, and playing in the backyard. Hurrah for spring!
Ladybug started her first grade Math book on Monday she is enjoying the challenge. I an enjoying the more independent work, and am able to work more with Bumblebee on her letters and numbers. Bumblebee is loving the extra attention, and is now able to identify many more of her upper and lower case letters.
The Gospel of John & My Bible Study Group
For the past 13 weeks, my Bible Study Group has been reading the Gospel of John. During the past four weeks, the chapters we have read correspond directly with the upcoming Sunday gospel readings. First, it was the Women at the Well, en the Blind Man, then Jesus Raising Lazarus from the dead. Yesterday's lesson, Chapter 12, and Jesus' procession into Jerusalem. Next week, when we meet on Holy Thursday, we will be discussing Chapter 13, Jesus washing the feet of his disciplines.
Unfortunately, due to illness, I was unable to be as active as I was in the fall, however I was able to hold a prayful vigil for four of the Fridays. Standing in front of the Planned Parenthood on a busy street during rush hour traffic is a humbling, and vulnerable experience. As I write this 404 babies have been saved nationwide in this campaign which spans March 9-April 17. Thank you all for your participation with prayers, fasting and alms giving.
The Generosity of Others
I thank everyone who helped make Ladybug's birthday special. We had a wonderful time, and thoroughly appreciate generosity of all. I thank Stephanie for the box of beautiful spring clothes you send just in time of the warm weather.
For the past five weeks I participated in Project Simplify hosted by Tsh at Simple Mom. Part of my Lenten journey, was to do some old fashion spring cleaning and it really helped clear out my mind.
I am donating my abundance to the Salvation Army and to my new niece as part of 40 Bags in 40 Days. I only got up to 13 bags, but I am still working on it. Slow but steady wins the race, and that has been the story of my life.