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Whoa, am I truly caffeinated this morning (the random could really go without saying)...One of our dear friends from church (adorable newlyweds) got a coffee roaster for Christmas. In an attempt to bribe me into make little burlap bags for the green beans...I keep getting fresh roasted beans. Oh...WOW...yeah, they are that much better!!! The downside (upside?) is that nothing is left in the pot and I've about doubled my caffeine intake for the day. BUT...the med that's keeping my migraines away (PTL!!!) does make me feel really tired...so some more caffeinated pickups were in order. Right?
Tonight, Loverbrains and I are going to an ice hockey game. I haven't been to one since high school...but they sure are fun. We're going on a double date...which is also fun! My Sweetest Boobahs are just excited about the babysitter and the games/popcorn. BIG thrills around here. They are going to teach her Hungry Hippos and Don't Break The Ice. If you don't have toddlers...I apologize...but go buy the games!! I've played them about 100 times...and they are STILL fun!! How many things can you say that about?
In case anyone noticed...the kids do NOT get a movie tonight. Why? Cuz, we have cut evening TV out...no, not because I'm such a good, pious MomE...nope, because my little people are waking with bad dreams almost every night. If I don't start getting complete sleep cycles soon...grrrrrr....it ain't gonna be good! I wish I was more sweetness and understanding at night...but I'm really not. I tuck them (usually her) back in and sing, "When I am afraid I will trust in You..." and tell them to look at their night lights and "go to sleep...PUH-LEAZE!" Our Pediatrician said to cut out screen stimulation 2-3 hours before bedtime. So, there ya have it.
Random flip now...I wrote about prayer yesterday...not an exhaustive post by any means. I don't like to get people swamped down...but there was another thing I wanted to say. It is the best possible use of your time. Think about it...Prayer is placing our needs into God's hands for His ALL-POWERFUL answer. What could accomplish more than that? It expresses my trust in Him...for that day...for that moment.
How is He calling you to pray? Have you put that discipline in place? Cuz, it is a discipline ya'll. Discipline: Noun...activity, exercise, or a regimen that develops or improves a skill; training. I think it just really struck me lately with Joanne...that trusting God turns the deepest crisis into the highest praise. Generally, that discipline was in place before. I'm praying for God's grace in that process in my heart and life!
Love to you all!! Have a wonderfully caffeinated (or de-caffeinated) weekend!!