Monday, January 29, 2007

It's FINALLY revealed...

This morning, I woke up to a very cold, very windy, yet blissfully sunny day. It was 17 degrees outside, with a windchill of 2 degrees. Wait, it dropped to 1 degree. Oh, back up to 2 degrees. Regardless ... it's downright cold! For the first, or quite possibly second, time this season, I have been FORCED to put on socks, and now, I'm dying to rip them off my feet. I don't care how cold it is ... I hate to wear socks. Okay ... that's not necessarily true ... I'm okay wearing those soft fluffy socks as slippers at home when I'm lying around, doing nothing (HA!), and my feet are cold. But I can only wear them for a short time before I'm ripping them off and I'm back to square one -- barefoot.

So, that is soooo not what I was thinking of blogging about today ... it's just what came out.

Moving on -- If you recall, at the beginning of December, I requested some suggestions for y'all (here) for a good devotional ... and y'all came through with awesome suggestion. Now, it's the END January, and I have finally ... (are you sitting down for this?) yes, finally ... chosen what I'll be using for my daily devotions. And surprisingly ... I'm making yet another huge time commitment... as if I need any more in my life ... As a matter of fact, YES. I DO need this time commitment in my life, because it's my time with God, and after all -- he should get my highest attention!

Drum roll, please ...

First, I will be starting my mornings off with: Rise and Shine -- a devotional by Liz Curtis Higgs. Y'all -- this woman is a GIANT in of a Godly woman, and if you are really struggling with your quiet time with God, or with your own self image, or feelings of failure, might I recommend that you pick up this little devotional? I've already started it, and it's chock full of laughs, tears, encouragement, and love. Her heart truly is overflowing with compassion and love for women, and it shows in every word she writes. It's a quick, feel-good, wake-you-up devotional ... a small 5-10 minute commitment on your part, so anyone can do it!

Finally, I will be ending my days with: David: 90 Days with a Heart Like His -- a devotional by Beth Moore. Y'all -- do I need to say more? Beth Moore! She is also a GIANT of a Godly woman, and her own enthusiasm with respect to her personal walk with Christ is so contagious, that you can't HELP but fall in love with God again, and again, and again. This devotional is more in depth, and a much larger commitment on my behalf, so I have decided to do it in the evenings, once Hunter is tucked into bed, and the house is quiet. I'll be starting this one towards the middle of the week.

So, there you have it.

What? You thought I was going to make another kind of announcement? Why ... I have no idea what you're talking about! ;-)

14 comments:

Rocks In My Dryer said...

You're killin' us!

Stacey said...

I thought for sure it was the other Big News we've all been waiting for! Man, I don't know if I can take it any longer!!

Oh yeah, good devotionals, too : )

Beth said...

ARG! My TTC nerves are tingling! *wink* Come on!

4andcounting said...

I hate socks too. I don't even really like slippers. I want barefeet all the time. But I want warm feet too. It is an eternal debate.

I hope your devotionals continue to be fulfilling.
I enjoy your blog, although I rarely (maybe never) comment.

Ami said...

You're killing me! Come on, tell us, tell us!

Anonymous said...

Meanie ;O)

Sunshine

Overwhelmed! said...

Wow, both of these devotionals sound great! I'll have to check them out.

Now...what's the real announcement that you're holding out on us about?

Yellow Mama said...

I have my shoes off here at work! Yes...

So...you will summarize these devotionals for us...will ya...will ya!

Heather Smith said...

Come on already!!!!
Sorry, impatient Heather reared her ugly head. I'm fine now, really. I'm not one bit anxious to hear your exciting news.
OK, that's a lie, tell us already!

Mike said...

Hmm. Here's where we part ways. I hate slippers. I love socks.

I know. My wife thinks I'm nuts.


Mike
http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com/

Peach said...

Awww . . . man . . . GiBee . . . not that I'm not thrilled about you using my two absolute favorite women of God to begin and end your days. You will most certainly be blessed.

I was just hoping we'd be able to share another blessing with you . . . you know : )

Love you, sweetie. Still praying every day.

lrlwreath said...

You torture us. I came here because I had not seen any posts for a bit, your feed had a red excalmation mark by in on bloglines. And I was think, "I have not heard from her, my luck I missed some announcement!!"

Chappyswife said...

Yes, I am waiting to hear, too!

Shalee said...

Tease!!!!