Monday’s Musings #218

Monday's Musings #218 | What Joy Is Mine

Hey all! I’m still on break but Monday’s Musings is still happening. What do you have to share this week?

Monday's Musings #218 | What Joy Is Mine

Monday’s Musings Purpose: I would LOVE! to have you share encouragement about being a child of God, being a godly wife, motherhood, 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 visiting 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 #203 & Taking Notes In Church

Monday's Musings #203 & Taking Notes In Church | What Joy Is Mine

It is my opinion that it’s worth the effort to take notes in church when listening to the pastor preach and teach. I am a note taker and I find that it is blesses me in more ways than one.

First, I have it on paper what was taught. Which means I can go back to it at any time for review and encouragement. I do revisit my notes from time to time.

Second, I pay better attention if I’m taking notes on the sermon being given. Not only am I saving what I’m hearing but I am less distracted when writing. I’m more focused on what’s being taught.

Thirdly, taking notes in church really nails it to the walls of my heart. There is something about writing it down that helps me grasp what is being taught and remember it later.

When taking notes, it doesn’t have to be fancy or long sentences. It’s just important to get the gist of what is being taught down. Write down key words with brief definitions, short but to the point sentences and verse references. I don’t usually have time to write down whole verses so scripture references are easier. Plus, they make you look them up in your Bible later.

In addition, drawings are good, too. I’m not a great artist but I can draw stick people or the cross, for example. It’s not for others to see anyways so add drawings where you can if you choose.

So, do you take notes in church? How does it benefit you?

Last week we had some wonderful posts shared. I hope you were able to visit a couple and encourage a fellow blogger. What have you to share this week? I’m so glad you are stopping by.

Monday's Musings | What Joy Is Mine

 Monday’s Musings Purpose: I would LOVE! to have you share encouragement about being a child of God, being a godly wife, motherhood, 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 visiting 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 #182 & Daybook Entry 9/13

Monday's Musings #182 | What Joy Is Mine

Can you believe we are already halfway through September? It truly blows my mind. Soon the leaves will be changing colors, if not already. The weather will cool down and summer clothes will be replaced with warmer outfits. I like this time of year. And the Mutts cartoon above is so precious I had to share it.

I had such a sweet response to my last daybook approach to Monday’s Musings that I thought I’d write another. So, here we go:

Today is Sept. 13, 2015 (I’m writing this Sunday evening.)

Outside my window is darkness. I can see the moon and there is some wind to cool off the evening.

Spiritually speaking, I am working through the book of Acts for my bible study. For a devotional, I am reading through J.C. Ryle’s Daily Readings from all four gospels this month.

For dinner, I made spaghetti and we took it over to my in-laws to eat with them. It’s what we do Sunday evenings—spend the evening with them. It truly is a fun and memorable time.

Healthwise, I am planning to walk two miles in the morning using one of my Walk At Home DVDs.

I am thinking that I need to be on my knees even more for my children since they are now all finding their way in this big ol’ world. It is weird to be here in this moment but I know some of you have already walked this path. Any encouragement would be so welcomed.

Monday's Musings #182 & WJIM Daybook | What Joy Is MIne

In my garden, we had to pull out all the kale and brussel sprouts plants because of Harlequin Cabbage Bug issues. (Look above) Aren’t they pretty? Don’t be fooled. They multiply pretty fast and can take over—like they did in my garden. Now I’m grossed out when I see them. I even had to ask my husband to pull out the brussel sprouts because there was too many for me to handle.

I’m looking forward to the state fair which started this weekend and the beautiful colors of autumn.

My reading material includes my newest food magazines and Self Raised from Lamplighter books. I found an original copy of this book at an antique store for $3 and can’t wait to read it. Also, I finished up The Broken Hyacinth (affiliate link) and loved it.

One project I hope to start on is our front room—our Disneyland room. It needs a little tlc. I finished up my agenda in my pantry as I posted in my last daybook entry. I also want to get in some photography.

I am thankful for each of my children and for their gifts. Oh, and that the Lord has given my daughter 18 years of life. To Him be the glory!

A favorite quote: “He who prays as he ought will endeavour to live as he prays.” –John Owen

Last Monday we hosted a Shining Stars Magazine giveaway. Two winners each would win a one year subscription. The winners are Robyn P. and Tassie S. Congratulations ladies! I know you will be blessed. Remember today is the final day to receive  a 10% discount on a purchase made in their store. Use the code: WJIM10 at checkout to receive your discount.

Now onto our link up. Thank you for being here and be sure to encourage by visiting one another. Oh, and be sure to share a link back to to here so others can join in the community. I am looking forward to what you all will share this week.

Monday's Musings | What Joy Is Mine

 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 #181 & Shining Stars Magazine

Shining Stars Magazine Review & Giveaway |What Joy Is Mine

God blessed us with one daughter and we are always looking for material that encourages her in being a godly woman who embraces biblical femininity. Well, I want to share with you a magazine that does just that. It encourages biblical womanhood for ladies of all ages. I found the articles to be encouraging to myself as well as to our daughter.

This publication is Shining Stars Magazine. Hannah Washburn is the editress under the oversight and guidance of her parents. This magazine is published quarterly and is compiled with articles written by other young ladies desiring to be Biblical women honoring the Lord in all they do. I love the reiteration of living by the Word of God (YHWH) and having the Scriptures permeate every aspect of your life.

Each magazine follows a certain theme. Some of the themes covered have been Daughters At Home…Modest, Pure, Sensible & Self Controlled….Good & Obedient….Loving Our Husbands & Children….and Serving, to name a few. Following is a few of the sections you will find in Shining Stars Magazine:

  • A Peek Into My Hope Chest – Sharing tips and ideas about collecting items for your future home.
  • Being Beautifiers – Focusing on topics like”What are ways that you can make your home a pleasant and welcoming haven?” and “How do you combine modesty and femininity to present a beautiful outward appearance?”
  • Healthy Living – Thoughts and ideas on nutrition and natural/herbal remedies.
  • Little Ladies – This column is specifically for our younger readers, ages 13 and under.
  • Crafts In the Home
  • Heroines In History - Learning about godly women then and now.

Shining Stars Magazine is based on Daniel 12:3 and Philippians 2:14-15 and I’m confident that your daughters will enjoy and find much encouragement and inspiration on Biblical womanhood and femininity.

I am overjoyed to share with you that Miss Washburn is offering our readers here at WJIM a fabulous giveaway of her magazine. TWO winners will each receive a one year subscription to Shining Stars Magazine. This is a $20 value ($30 for international) and open to all countries.

Also, Miss Washburn is offering our readers a 10% discount to anyone who places an order at their store. This offer expires on September 14th. Use the code: WJIM10 at checkout to receive your discount.

These are generous offers and we thank Miss Washburn very much. You can enter the giveaway below and I encourage you to visit their website to subscribe or even purchase back issues. You can even find past articles available for reading. Now, onto the giveaway.

Shining Stars Magazine Review & Giveaway | What Joy Is Mine

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Last week I read some awesome posts. Thank you for that. And I just know you share fabulous posts once again. I’m so glad to have you here. Mondays Musings #181 | What Joy Is Mine 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. Siggy2015

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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.

San Fran 49ers Game Collage | What Joy Is Mine

 

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 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.

Siggy2015

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