On Monday, I submitted another entry to the "Imagination Unrolled" contest. My floral wall decoration took quite a while to assemble and finish, so I don't think I will enter any more creations. Other priorities require my attention. But I would still appreciate any votes you would like to send my way! If you have a Facebook account, I think you can vote more than once (daily even?), until the contest ends in December.
2. Experimenting in the Kitchen
- Making homemade yogurt continues to intrigue me. I'm starting to favor the crockpot, combining Alicia's crock pot method with my own, which involves using a cooler.
- I've been experimenting with kale again. Last month, I tried soup, pizza, and pasta with kale (and reported the results here). I incorporated kale into our meals in three more ways during the past week:
|Broccoli, kale and ham pockets|
|Butternut squash, sausage, and kale soup|
|Corn and kale soup|
3. Enjoying Isaiah in Spite of Myself
When I did a "full court press" house cleaning this past weekend, I was not studying Isaiah. But the truths I've been learning in weeks past are still sinking in, and I'm thankful for the weekly opportunity I have to learn from other women. I've also had an inspiring song from Isaiah 11 running through my head lately:
"For the earth will filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea."
Music helps me focus again on the source of all true joy. I am easily sidetracked.
4. Struggling with Priorities
Godly priorities are so hard for me to live out consistently. That's why I liked the idea of mapping out different categories, as Amy Andrews does in her Tell Your Time strategy. But implementing what I know tends to trip me up. I tend to focus on one thing at a time, to the exclusion of all else.
This all or nothing tendency of mine is one reason I wanted to be a mom who stays home, because I knew that working at another outside job and raising young children would not be a good combination for me. But motherhood is defined by multi-tasking nonetheless--training, teaching, disciplining, cleaning, shopping, cooking, etc., etc. I need to trust God for the grace to improve in managing multiple priorities.
And how about you?
What priorities have you successfully carried out this week?