Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Our Calendar

Jay and I sat down to get our calendars together and get some things planned out. I joke and say we just turned in our "plates" for "platters". We are going to be quite busy this spring and summer but I am so thankful to God that it all works out and does not overlap to stress us out (too much).

We are making these choices so I am very careful not to complain that we are "soo busy" because that is all you ever hear from people is "I am SO busy" and that drives me crazy. We all make choice how to spend our time. Somethings can't be helped but there are a lot of things we can say "no" to. And say "yes" to the things that are important like kids and family.

What is keeping us busy this spring and summer? Well for starters Jay has now also become the Youth pastor at church and he is also going back to school to start his MDiv (at Golden Gate Seminary). His first two classes are weekend intensives so Fri-Sat every other week for 3 weeks and then 4 weeks. Then he is planning lots of youth activities. This is on top of all his things he already does as the Worship Pastor. The kids are starting their activities; Joshua, baseball (which Jay is coaching), Savannah, gymnastics, Alexa, dance and Anastasia will be doing track but it doesn't start till baseball is over. We have added that to all our other stuff.

This is all just one more reason I am so glad and blessed to be homeschooling. We are all home together in the mornings doing school (including Jay now :) ) I couldn't imagine all going our separate ways day and night. NO WAY!

So dear hubby is going to have to learn to live by his calendar. If we follow the schedule we will be fine and fit everything in including plenty of family time and even a couple of trips!

One thing I am very excited that we have added to our schedule is a daily Bible reading. Friends of ours from church gave us the Bible pictured below as a Christmas gift. It is the Bible in chronological order and divided into 365 readings with devotional insights. It is awesome. Jay is reading it in the morning and I am reading it to the kids at night. So far we have stayed on track (for the most part). I am praying that at the end of this year we can humbly say we have read through the entire Bible in a year.

(I am sure you can find this Bible on Amazon or any Christian book store)

Please pray for us as we begin this new/continuing season in our life. Pray that we will continue to follow God's lead and direction. Pray that we can bless the youth of our church and be a shining light to them. Pray that we hold strong to our family time and not let that get pulled away from us. Pray that we can be a blessing to others in our service and ministry.


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