1 - I am really drawn to this song. It was a very similar sentiment that carried me through losing Peter and the early days with James. I already knew God was good and my current circumstances weren't going to change that fact. I'm glad that this song is getting airplay (at least in Central Illinois it is) because I think just about everyone can relate to the words.
2 - Travis bought me tulips the other night. Not because I deserved them or anything just because he loves me and knew I had just experienced a very long day.
And even pouting faces can be SO stinkin cute!
3 - Tonight is the Coffee & Chocolate Night - an evening event where Behold Conference volunteers are persuaded to participate by giving them loads of chocolate as payment. They're also introduced to information about the forthcoming conference.
In case you missed it, I am not helping with the Behold Conference anymore. It was hard to walk away from it (like really, really hard) but I felt I needed to in order to better concentrate on having all kinds of babies and a couple of other projects God has sent my way.
Organizing a conference like Behold was actually a dream of mine from college but one I thought I'd never be able to accomplish. I am so grateful for the role I played in the first three Beholds and I really hope God will call me back to it in a few years. But in the meantime I may just go to the Coffee & Chocolate Night so I can eat my heart out and vote for Edith Stein as the patron saint for the 2014 conference.
4 - Who do you thinks gonna win the mug? pickmepickmepickmeitshouldbemepickme!
5 - A Pinterest find that I wanted to share is this sweet and sour chicken recipe. I've made it several times for supper and there's never been leftovers. To make it James-friendly I prep the chicken with salt and pepper, coat the meat in only the cornstarch and then fry it. No eggs, dairy, or nuts means the whole family can eat the same meal! I always serve it with broccoli or a bag of frozen stir fry veggies, some rice, and some fruit. We love it.
6 - Could you all please spare a prayer for me? There's a couple of special intentions that really need an abundance of prayers.
7 - Travis and I are eagerly awaiting our tax refund. We've discussed how we'll spend the money with tithing and new socks for the Engstrom family. Hey - go big or go home.