The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me. ~ Psalm 16:6 nasb

Sunday, October 24, 2010

WWU--Shield, Anchor, Tower

Thank you, Mary, for hosting Weekly Wrap-Up!
It's time to reflect back on my week, to store up memories in my heart,
and to acknowledge the Lord's ways in my life.
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Home Life

Well, the week didn't start out well.  But that's my perspective.  You can read about Murphy's Law Monday here.  God is good.  :)

Our school schedule evolved a bit this week, with Fernando allowing Thomas to drop Spanish II.  I have also rearranged Danny's schedule to better organize the time he is spending on each of his subjects.  Since he will have almost enough credits to graduate high school at the end of this semester, I dropped a few requirements and will add a few different ones come January.  It should help ease the load he's carrying.

My Kitchen and Garden

I was able to do some canning earlier this week.  I'm so thankful for food put up!  Whenever I go to the basement bomb shelter (that's what we call it), I thank the Lord for the canned apples, applesauce, spaghetti sauce, diced tomatoes, jalapeƱos, and pepperoncinis gracing my shelves.  Even typing that all out just now made me realize how blessed our family is.  Thank You, Lord.

Behind the Lens

The Positive:  I started our family photo shoot (for Christmas pictures and to update the boys' wall frames with current photos) this past week.

The Negative--or, The Negative Right Now.  My photos are all sitting in Lightroom, my new photography editing software.  After two solid hours of work, I edited a total of two photos.  I don't even know if the changes will be saved when I return to working on the photos.  In other words, I have never been more thoroughly confused in my life (except maybe that math class in college).  I'm sure that in six months or so I will love Lightroom.  Right now, however, it is not my friend.  And because of these circumstances, I have no extra photos to share today.

Heart Thoughts

It has been an up-and-down week for me, partly due to constant mishaps and accidents, interruptions and frustrations; and partly due to hormones.  *cross eyes*  I have been on the Emotional Roller Coaster, with almost no time to get off and breathe before I scream down another plummet.  Don't get me wrong, though.  God is an ever-present help and shield, sure and steadfast anchor, and a mighty tower of refuge.  I continually remind myself to keep my eyes turned toward Him, even on that downard plummet.  :)

Scripture in my heart for this last week:

Our soul waits for the LORD;
He is our help and our shield.
Psalm 33:30 nasb

This hope we have as an anchor of the soul,
a hope both sure and steadfast
and one which enters within the veil...
Hebrews 6:19 nasb

The name of the LORD is a strong tower;
The righteous runs into it and is safe.
Proverbs 18:10 nasb

Back to life,

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