Monday, January 16, 2006

Waiting for laundry

Today I woke up early with a horrible headache. YUCK!!! I took some advil, and went back to bed. I didn't wake up until 9 am. The boys were out of school and they were good, they know if I'm not up yet, usually I don't feel well. I was glad that after I got up and got moving the headache subsided. I'm just about tired of not feeling well. Hopefully, this will be the end of it, I got an antibiotic from the doctor today. I'm wondering if that is why I was so exhausted on Friday, illness coming on? Who knows.

Today was a beautiful day. Jordan went to a friends house, he really enjoyed that. I bought some ice cream for Austin & Zach, since they were quite distraught about the absence of their big brother. They enjoyed making sundaes. Then, since it was so nice, they played outside all afternoon, right up until supper. They were nice and dirty when they came in. It was a wonderful day to be out of school, and be able to play outside. They were worn out at bed time.

I am currently waiting for a load of laundry to dry, so I can go to bed. See I have one in the washer, a clean load in a basket waiting to be dried, and one in the dryer. I want to eliminate the clean load in the basket. So hopefully the dryer will be done soon, and I can then just have one in the washer and one in the dryer. I know laundry isn't that exciting, but it is my life. Loads and loads of laundry many times a week. Thankfully, I got a new, larger washer about 1 1/2 ago. My original washer was so tiny, like 3/4 pairs of jeans was all that would fit. When my old washer needed fixing, my dear husband said, "forget fixing it, let's just get a new one, a big one."

In our Sunday school class we are learning "how to study" the Bible. This is very exciting to me. We are dissecting the book of Titus. Our assignment for yesterday was read the book every day and then get a title for the book. I was a little unsure of my title, because I'm not very creative. Then when I heard my husbands, I was real nervous, but I could not come up with a new one, so I kept it. I am glad I did, I think it was good, it definitely reflects my personality. It was fun to hear everyone else's. My husband was "Purity, from the pulpit to the pew." (I think there was another P word in there, I just can't remember), oh well, you get the picture. Some other were, "Christianity in a nutshell", "Live right, be polite", "Basic Christianity 1.0", "Common Sense", and then mine was; are you ready for this?! "The way things ought to be", pretty boring I know, however, it is what I think of when I read Titus. Then we had to pick a favorite verse, mine was Titus 2:11-12. This truth is so amazing to me. Once you realize you are saved by grace, through faith alone, you have a stronger desire to live a godly life. When we first started this journey out of legalism, we weren't sure what life would entail. I'll tell you what there is a such a strong desire to be godly, sometimes it makes me crazy. Okay, not literally, but I hope you understand. I was so used to have a false sense of "holiness" by what I did and didn't do, that I didn't know what life would be without the "list of rules." God has been so good to us through this journey, and shows me something constantly. Well, I could go on and on forever, but this it for today. I think me dryer is calling.

1 comment:

Heather said...

Melissa, this was so good! I love studying Titus 2..I have a study my husband and I are doing together which is in a series..Precept upon Precept by Debi Pryde..on training up Godly children. It is is excellent. Immediately deals with the issues of the heart rather than "conditioning" behavior changes. How hard also...about the legalism. So easy to change our outward appearance and "things" we do...distracts us from the heart conditions. Excellent thoughts for me to reflect on this morning. Thank you-