Every day is a journal page
Every man holds a quill and ink
And there's plenty of room for writing in
All we do and believe and think
So will you compose a curse
Or will today bring the blessings
Fill the page with rhyming verse
Or some random sketchings
Teach us to count the days
Teach us to make the days count
Lead us in better ways
Somehow our souls forgot
Life means so much
-Lyrics by Chris Rice
~Riding this, in the FRONT ROW. IN. THE. DARK. CJ & her friend pronounced, "That ROCKED!" (it did!) Best ride EVER. CJ's friend said, "You're a roller coaster Mama." Yep, I am.
~Sleeping in on Saturday morning. Ahhh...
~A church picnic Saturday evening. The weather, food & company were all wonderful. R, CJ & friends took a canoe ride on the surrounding lake. Later, R & I headed out in the canoe alone. It was tranquil and beautiful. Soothing to the soul.
~Going forward with CJ during alter call Sunday morning. R came down from the choir loft to sit with us, so that we could go forward as a family. We prayed with our pastor and sat down to fill out the Decision Card. I looked over at CJ, and she was crying. Not tears of joy. This girl, who can brave the scariest roller coaster with ease, was petrified at the thought of standing before her church family and having our pastor announce her decision to trust Jesus as her Savior! She doesn't like to be the center of attention and have all eyes on her. (which I'm not sure is a bad thing) Praise God, our pastor was sensitive to her fear and didn't make her stand up. She sings with the children's choir at church and in school and has been in six dance recitals, but the thought of having to look at 250+ people while they were looking at her was too overwhelming. She definitely doesn't get that from her Mama!
~Sunday night dinner around our dining room table. Just the three of us, but dinner together is always a good time!
~Showing CJ my method of Bible study. We gave her this Bible. I showed her how to use the weekly devotions, and what I learned about Bible study & journaling from her.
~Finally, watching this movie. CJ already knew many of the songs, and was up dancing to almost every one. The entertainment in our living room was better than the movie!
What memories did your family make this weekend?