"I simply remember my favorite things, and then I don't feel so bad." You know you want to sing it with me! I hope it's rolling around in your head for days...
I'm not currently frightened or terribly stressed, but I was thinking, this morning, about how my life is small in terms of things I read and watch and listen to. I thought maybe I'd share a few of my current favorites and hoped that many of you would share some of yours with me.
My current favorite book is my bible study book, Gideon, by Priscilla Shirer. I've just started this study even though it came out last spring. It just about killed me to wait, especially since I had the opportunity to hear Priscilla talk about it right before it came out. Finally, everyone is in school and I'm preparing to lead the study at my church soon so I've jumped in to prepare. It's already the best bible study I've ever done!! Seriously, I mean that! I know I say that about every bible study, but this time I really mean it! So far, I've learned so much about Israel's tendency to half hardheartedly obey God, or totally disobey Him, only to find themselves in dire straits yet again. I've realized my own tendencies to obey just part of what He's called me to, but expect Him to provide and protect me as if I was being completely obedient. Of course, as he did with Gideon, He always is faithful to draw me back to Himself, but I must suffer consequences. Oh how I want to be completely obedient, because He knows what's best for me! If you are looking for a bible study you can end your search right here! Get it.
My current favorite music is Matt Redman's album, 10,000 Reasons. Honestly, I can't even pick a favorite song on the album because it's all just so great! I'm swept into worship, even here at home, when I listen to it. I cleaned two bathrooms this morning while listening to it and was actually a little sad when I was done. (OK, maybe not sad, but looking for another reason to keep listening rather than work on the computer. I can't write and listen to music with words at the same time...crazy I guess. I was never the kid who could study with music going on...I digress!) Last week, while in Nashville, I was introduced to the video for Never Once and can't stop singing it. You'll be blessed by this:
My favorite food right now is this:
My favorite tool at home these days is my crockpot! I'm making everything from spaghetti to tacos to alfredo in it! And I have three crockpots so sometimes I'm making side dishes and desserts or even breakfasts in them. I haven't turned on an oven in a week. Again, please don't judge!
My favorite television show is Duck Dynasty. Who am I kidding? That's all I've been watching. I'm not judging anyone else, but I simply cannot find much on TV these days that isn't bad for me. I do occasionally watch the Food Network but then I'm tempted to eat so I try to stay away from that too. Duck Dynasty does hit a little close to home for me since I'm basically from south Arkansas (which is minutes from North Louisiana) but I'm learning to embrace it! I'm convinced I'm related to the Robertson clan. Si is my Uncle Edmond! If you knew him, you see it too, don't you??
My favorite time of the day is picking up the kids. I get an hour or so with just the boys each day, and that hasn't happened since Sarah was born! We've found another favorite place together after I pick them up...the shaved ice barn! Then I love sitting in carpool at the elementary school and watching that precious tiny little Sarah bound out of the doors and to the car! Our conversations on the way home are full of details...things I never got from the boys! Girls totally rock...but so do teenage boys!
Well, this was the most random post ever, but it was fun for me! What are some of your favorite things? I wish we were like Oprah and could just give them to each other! Look under your chair...oh wait, that's just the dust bunny I should be sweeping! Sweeping is NOT one of my favorite things!