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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

coffee chat

It’s rare that it happens but I love a little coffee chat with my friends.  I especially love a coffee chat early in the mornings with my husband.  Just the two of us as the kids sleep, quiet discussions, and freshly brewed coffee…those are times that make me feel all warm & cozy & completely content.

So how about you and I have a little coffee chat right now? 

Usually we talk about kids, things of interest, what’s going on in our lives…so I’ll start it off.  You can join in too…just comment and let me know what’s going on in your life.

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The only picture on this computer that I could find of the tree to be cut down *smile* but the tree in question is the one that appears to be growing out of Abby’s head. 

 

Ever since last spring when I noticed that the very large tree in our backyard was obviously half dead, I have prayed that the tree would not fall.  Because if it falls, it is heading straight for our house.  Every storm, every day of high winds, and the one day of ice found me praying over that tree.  Tomorrow the tree is coming down at the hands of a tree removal service.  It is a relief to know that it will be gone even if it means chain saws raring to go before 8 a.m.

3:15 a.m.  That’s what time I was awake early Tuesday morning.  Why?  Because I was dreaming about dSLR cameras. (Doesn’t every one? ha!) I’ve been researching them extensively because we hope to buy one and perhaps start a photography business soon.  I guess all of the research kept my brain busy all.night.long.  So what did I do?  Got out of bed, spent some time in the Word, and then researched cameras a bit more.

Things I’ve recently read:

An article about a gay activist’s unexpected friendship with Dan Cathey, the COO of Chick-fil-a 

I know think that some think that Cathey is just trying to save his business but I truly felt that it was not it at all.  I may feel that way because I try not to automatically think the worst of people and their motives.  Or maybe because I am also a Christian like Dan Cathey, and I know how I think and feel about people.  I am not about hate.  Not at all. Not even a smidge. Or maybe it was some of the things that the writer said that Cathey said and did.  Those things weren’t the actions of one who hates.  And that both men were willing to come together…I don’t know what it was but this article just struck a chord with me. (By struck a chord, I mean in a good way not a made-me-mad way. *smile*) And it was not just Cathey’s words & actions but the author’s too.  Just a lot to think about there…

Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus

We’ve been talking about being a follower of Jesus Christ in our discipleship study class.  (We’re doing a study of Not a Fan)  I have been convicted that I don’t reach out much to others who are different from me.  It’s so easy to stay around those who I know will accept me. Those who I know will not question my beliefs and make me really, really understand what I believe and why I believe it.  Those who won’t reject me because I’m different from them. I have felt the need to reach out more and help meet the needs of those around me.  I’m praying for the boldness to do that.

Also on my mind:  changes in our home education.  Have you heard of Classical Conversations?  More on that in the future, I’m sure. 

Well, it’s going to be short and sweet tonight because the tree guys will be here bright and early with the chainsaws!  We also have a Valentine’s party tomorrow and we’ve not even made our boxes or addressed our cards.  And our oldest son is heading out early for Driver’s Education in the morning.  It’s going to be a busy day and this mom is running on fumes after a 3:15 wake up time (even though I took a little snooze this afternoon)! 

Please feel free to leave me a little coffee chat in the comments!  I’d love to hear from you!

Blessings, Adriane

 

 

 

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