Monday’s Musings #180 & San Fran 49ers Game

This past weekend I was whisked away by my Love to see my favorite pro-football team, the San Francisco 49ers,  play. He surprised me a few weeks ago with tickets to see a preseason game in Denver. I was pretty excited. He has taken me to see them play the past two years when they played against the Arizona Cardinals. This weekend was a first in seeing them go up against the Denver Broncos. Even though the 49ers didn’t walk away with a victory, its always fun watching them play.

Plus, we were able to visit some really precious friends while there. That’s always a bonus when we travel. Below is a little photo snippet of our time. By the way, my husband is actually a Dallas Cowboys fan so I love that he supports who I favor. Do you see his shirt? And it was windy where we sat so I have blowing-in-the-wind hair. Tee hee.

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I hope you all had a good week. I am looking forward to what you will share. Be sure to encourage one another. I’m so excited to have you visit. Let’s get to it.

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Monday’s Musings #179 & Mondays

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It’s another Monday but I have never looked at Mondays as a bad thing. Instead, I embrace it as the day that leads off another week to accomplish my goals set. It’s really in the way you look at it I suppose. I choose to JOY-fully view my Mondays. Anyways, I wanted to have fun today so I am doing sort of a daybook approach to the post today. Learn a little more about me.

Today is August 24, 2015

Outside my window I see wee birds eating up a storm at our feeder. Yesterday we put up a hummingbird feeder so now our hummingbirds have a place to munch as well.

Spiritually speaking, I am finishing up a Proverbs study and reading The Gospel Primer (again!) in the morning. Love this book.

Healthwise, I walked two miles using my Walk At Home program DVD. One of those miles I used a band to build upper body strength. Strength training is always a part of my exercise routine. Oh, I can officially do 40 second planks!!

For breakfast, it was decaf coffee and a blueberry scone.

In my garden, our zucchini plant continues to give us lots of squash. Our jalapeno chilies are in abundance as well. A blessing is we have not seen very many uninvited bugs after dealing with them early on. Honestly, they gross me out but I gotta stay on top of it or they will destroy my garden.

I’m looking forward to this upcoming weekend. My Love is taking me to see my favorite football team play. I am so very excited about time away with him and enjoying a good game of football.

I am thankful for our daughter’s new job as well as her courage to audition for a Christmas play.

Creatively, I am working on a scrapbook, a recipe calendar and recipe binders. (I plan to share my calendar and binders when I finish them.)

My reading material this week includes cooking magazines, The Broken Hyacinth and Shining Stars magazine. Look for more on Shining Stars magazine this week or next.

One project I hope to finish this week is the reorganization of our pantry. I have already started on it so it’s my goal to finish it this week.

A favorite quote today: “Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”” ― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves 

Well, that’s a little look into my life today and this week. What are your goals and agenda for this week?

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Thank you for visiting friends. I’m always blessed by your posts and comments. What will you share this week?

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Monday’s Musings Purpose: I would LOVE! to have you share encouragement about being a child of God, being a godly wife, mothering, homemaking, homeschooling, healthy recipes, modest dress, etc. (I reserve the right to remove anything I deem unacceptable. Keep in mind this is a Christian blog.) Please link directly to the post you’re sharing. Be sure to link back here by using a text link or the logo below. This link up party stays open until Wednesday evening. Oh, and sometimes I share your posts on Pinterest, Twitter and/or Facebook because I desire for our readers to be blessed. Thank you for stopping by and linking up. Now, let’s get to sharing. Link following this post. Grab my link button in the side bar and place on your blog so others know about our community and can join in.

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Monday’s Musings #178 & The Industrious Homemaker

 The Industrious Homemaker | What Joy Is Mine

The Proverbs 31 woman always seems daunting but she is not mentioned in the Word to intimidate us. She is there to encourage us in our roles as homemakers. A trait she urges us to take on is being industrious in life. “She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.(Proverbs 31:27) There are two points to this verse: she is industrious (diligently tends to the needs of her home and family) and she is not idle.

Industrious defined is “constantly, regularly or habitually occupied in business; opposed to slothful and idle.” Being an industrious woman means we map out with intention and determination a strategy to accomplish what we set out to do. It could be following through on a simple task like organizing a drawer or something more involved like home schooling our children.

Living an industrious life includes goal setting, laying out a plan, then executing it until completion. As homemakers, we benefit from being industrious in going about our day. When we lay out our goals for the week then plan out how we will achieve those goals, we are enabling ourselves to be productive in our homemaking to the benefit of our family, our home and our sanity.

The industrious homemaker purposely schedules out her day so she is making good use of her time. She is not about wasting the hours scrambling about to get things done. Everything is orderly so there is a a game plan to follow. By doing this, she can see to successfully bringing about her day’s agenda.

What she isn’t interested in is being idle in her day. As Matthew Henry puts it, “that when we have nothing to do the devil will soon find us something to do.” Idleness is the homemaker’s enemy. The homemaker that only puts off what must be done creates more work for her hands and opens the door for chaos in the home. Slothfulness does not bless our home or family. “Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep, and an idle person will suffer hunger,” it says in Proverbs 19.

The industrious homemaker strives to stay on top of things and avoids idleness. Her objective is to view her week, lay out her goals and put those goals into action. One other important thing to know about the industrious homemaker, she gives herself grace if her planned agenda is interrupted. However, having an objective in place makes it easier to pick up where she left off or reschedule things to get back on track when she is able.

So, are you an industrious homemaker? I invite you to stop by tomorrow as I am having a giveaway for a fabulous planner that will help you be more organized and industrious in your homemaking. Be sure to come by and enter.

So, what have you to share this week my friends? I’m so glad you’re here.

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Monday’s Musings Purpose: I would LOVE! to have you share encouragement about being a child of God, being a godly wife, mothering, homemaking, homeschooling, healthy recipes, modest dress, etc. (I reserve the right to remove anything I deem unacceptable. Keep in mind this is a Christian blog.) Please link directly to the post you’re sharing. Be sure to link back here by using a text link or the logo below. This link up party stays open until Wednesday evening. Oh, and sometimes I share your posts on Pinterest, Twitter and/or Facebook because I desire for our readers to be blessed. Thank you for stopping by and linking up. Now, let’s get to sharing. Link following this post. Grab my link button in the side bar and place on your blog so others know about our community and can join in.

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Monday’s Musings #177 & The Indissoluble Relationship

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When I married my Love, we married for life. We are going on 24 years and it was never a thought we would ever not be married. However, marriage is work. Good, hard and love-filled work. Every investment to love unconditionally and wholeheartedly, to forgive willingly, to protect and hold close intentionally, to serve cheerfully, and to cherish and adore each and every day is worth it. It reiterates Song of Solomon 2:16, ” My beloved is mine, and I am his.

Concerning marriage, this verse should motivate each of us to love our spouse intentionally and with JOY. They are God’s gift to us. This verse reflects the bride’s view of her relationship with her bridegroom. She belongs to him and he belongs to her. Not just today but for all the days to follow. They are one and adhere to a mutual bond of affection and love for one another. There is certainty that their relationship will be lastingindissoluble! They will only have eyes for each other.

It’s not about finding the perfect person but the person who compliments you. It’s seeking the one who is your counterpart, equally yoked, and completes you. Their heart is for you alone, desiring to spend their life with you and none other. “I am my beloved’s and his desire is for me.” (Song of Solomon 7:10) 

Concerning faith, this verse reminds us that upon receiving Jesus, we belong to him forevermore. We are His and no one or nothing can separate us. There is security and comfort in knowing we are Christ’s beloved. It is a communion with Him—not only a covenant of His love—but an ample and deep relationship. All He has promised in the gospel, all he has prepared in Heaven, is ours! It is an indissoluble relationship—unable to be destroyed! We are his by creation—“Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are His.” (Psalm 100:3) We are his by redemption—“I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours.” (John 17:9) As Spurgeon spoke, “Which is the greater miracle — that he should be mine, or that I should be his?” 

Here we are again friends. Another week to share with one another and with others who visit. Thank you for so faithfully linking up and encouraging. You are a blessing.

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