It’s been awhile since I did a Simply on Sunday post, so I thought I’d share a few of the devotionals I’ve been working through (that seems like a good Sunday topic, doesn’t it?). Also, my husband has been home for his almost-monthly visit and while I’ve been working on my fall decorating, nothing is finished because we’re spending quality time together, y’all.
I mentioned the Patriot Foundation in last week’s Day in the Life post because I was decorating fifty pins for their annual soldier appreciation dinner, and we attended that event last night. The Patriot Foundation provides scholarships for children of our fallen service members, so it’s a philanthropy that our family is very proud to support. The organization is also run by a dear friend and former neighbor of ours, so Chris always makes a point to be in town for their week of activities in September.
I feel like we’ve been cleaning up the yard all week; it was a hot mess courtesy of Hurricane Flo but there are still more pine needles and magnolia leaves that need to be picked up.
I wish I could link to my dress but it’s from the wonderful local thrift shop and food bank where I volunteer one day a week; proceeds are used to directly assist families in need in our community. So yes, my dress was a whopping $3 and I was pretty happy with that. It’s an Eliza J which is one of my favorite brands, and one that I will pay full price for when I’m not lucky enough to find one on the sale rack.
The gold sequined shoes are several years old and from White House Black Market, but they don’t carry them anymore. I did find similar ones here. Honestly, if you don’t have a pair of sequined shoes you are really missing out–I get so many compliments when I wear them!
Oh, and my husband’s outfit is courtesy of the US Army and while he shouldn’t have his hands in his pockets (seriously, it’s some strange military rule), I still think he’s styling.
Moving on to what’s in my book pile right now, here’s what I’m reading:
I do best when I scatter these books around the house, so the Max Lucado book is in my car (it’s small), the Praying the Scriptures books are upstairs by my bed, and CS Lewis and Savor are in the living room (Amy recommended Savor to me; she’s the source of most of my best ideas, of course).
Here’s a link to each of them:
These books run the gamut from a fast, light read (Everyday Blessings and Savor), to ones that require some concentration (CS Lewis–but he’s so worth it!), to more challenging but important books (Praying the Scriptures–because you don’t just read them, you pray them). If you’re not in the habit of praying for your kids, the Praying the Scriptures books actually walk you through what to pray. They come for every age and stage and they walk you through specific Bible promises for a variety of parenting challenges. For example, the teen book covers honesty, an others-centered outlook, compassion and kindness, driving, friends, drinking, and so many more relevant topics. If you’re a parent, you worry about and for your kids; that’s just the way it is. I’ve found these books bring me tremendous peace.
I hope you all have a wonderful fall Sunday–I can say that since the first official day of autumn was yesterday!–and thanks for stopping by.