This week I’m sharing a behind-the-scenes look at my life as part of the Week In My Life series hosted by Melissa at Adventuroo. I’m a bit behind, but here’s the recap from Day #6.
I think it’s funny that I’m so behind on the Week In My Life posts. Well, actually, my Type A side is quite embarrassed by the tardiness. I think it’s a good indicator as to how my week is really going and how on top of things I’m really not (at least not this week…heh-heh). The good thing is the longer I’m a parent and blogger and everything else, the more I’m o.k. with not doing it all. I’m learning to embrace the concept of margin–fighting back against schedules so jam packed that there’s no room for downtime or spontaneous fun. But enough about me, let’s talk about my day…
Hubbie was on kid duty for most of the day as I was at my church’s small groups leader training. The hubs and I are planning to start a small group for couples with young families like ours. We’re taking turns completing the training so we don’t have to worry about getting a babysitter. Asking someone to babysit 3 kids for 8 hours might be a bit much to ask and would be way too expensive for the drop-off places.
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the training class. I figured it would be good info, but it was really good info. Here are just a few of my favorite takeaways:
- God looks for heart obedience, not lip service.
- I do not see you as you are, I see you as you shall be. (Something to speak over the kids often.)
- Unless we are completely broken by the Lord, we are not qualified to be God’s delegated authority.
- Everyone is worshiping something. Who are what is your focus on?
- We are here to complete [God's work], not compete. (ooh, how true both in real life and the blogging world.)
- None of us has the spiritual wherewithal to “go it alone” in our Christian lives.
- You can’t have a testimony without a test.
- If you minimize risk, then you minimize your chance for success.
- You can’t serve others without sacrifice.
and my very favorite…
- Love does not respond tomorrow, but immediately.
I also had the chance to meet some really nice people which was a welcome treat. Our church has grown so fast since it first started, so there are so many people I don’t know now. I’m always happy when I get a chance to meet new members.
By the time I got home, the kids were safe and sound and hubbie wasn’t tied up anywhere. However, the house looked like the Tazmanian Devil had whipped through it.
After a little downtime, we headed out for our grocery shopping expedition. I only managed to take this one pic all day–it’s Samuel sitting on the pumpkins at Whole Foods. I’ve gotten so lazy with picture-taking. It’s not like I don’t have a camera conveniently located on my phone or anything. Good thing, the Instagram It: 30 Days of Thankful challenge is coming up November 1st. That should get me out of my photography rut. (You are participating in the challenge too, aren’t you?)
By the time we zipped our way through Whole Foods and Target, it was time to put the kids to bed. After I tucked them in, I stayed up to work on the laundry. This was probably the most excited I’ve been about folding clothes. It had nothing to do with the cleaning. I was just excited about having some alone time to listen to the keynote sessions from the Allume conference. There were five speakers, and all were amazingly full of wisdom and knowledge.
Around midnight or so, I finally made my way to bed. I made sure to get prayed because two church services volunteering in the two year old classroom awaited me on Sunday.