Hello, lovelies!! It's been a while...and I've definitely missed blogging!! No worries...I'm back in action now!
Let me just start by saying....I LOVE Sundays!!!
I am so thankful for our church especially. If you're not a member somewhere, let me encourage you to get out and find a church body to be a part of (I know that's not correct English....whatever!). It's so important to have that fellowship, worship, encouragement, and accountability. I know lots of people argue that you don't HAVE to be at church to be a Christian or to be growing in your relationship with the Lord. While I can't argue that, I can remind them of this Scripture:
"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another--and all the more as you see the Day approaching." -Hebrews 10:25
I also like this article with Scriptural reasons we should attend church:
One of the many reasons I LOVE my church....I am in the BEST Bible study right now!! Beth Moore's study on James. I am learning SO much, and I have a post on trials and temptations coming soon. You've gotta check it out...it's such important stuff to know.
Anyway, we hit up Panera and Aldi after church to get some of our groceries for the week.
Have you ever been to an Aldi or do you have one close?? I LOVE it!! They have no overhead....no fancy signs or packaging or bags...and it saves a TON. Seriously....I have cut my grocery bill by 1/3 by shopping there. I bring my own bags & stock up on produce, frozen fish, canned tuna, and canned veggies. Not one item on my receipt was over $4, and today I only spent around $50. AWESOME deal considering we totally stocked up for the next week and a half or two or more. If you have one around you, you HAVE to check it out! You'll thank me!
Oh, and now my hubby is outside playing in the yard. Seriously, what a handsome man I married!!
It's funny....all the neighbors start coming outside as soon as he takes his shirt off. Wonder why?? :)
Big Jon just made it home from a weekend at the men's retreat. I missed him like CRAZY for the 2 nights he was gone!!
I spent a lot of time FERVENTLY praying the Lord would speak to him, encourage him, and he would come home totally spiritually refreshed. Ladies, it is SO important to pray for your husbands. This was a great reminder to me that I need to be covering him in prayer DAILY the way I did this past week and weekend. I can't imagine how much more blessed we (especially HE) would be if I was more faithful in that.
Our men have a BIG job as the spiritual leaders of our home and family. They have a lot of responsibility as the protector, provider, and watchmen. They NEED our love, respect, affirmation, affection, and our PRAYERS.