Friday Favorites

While writing this post, Allen and I talked about how this was really a “normal life” week… nothing out of the ordinary happened, no hilarious kid photos or stories… just life. We spent the week battling a short tummy bug, visiting with friends over dessert, and doing laundry. There’s always laundry.

And yet, again, we are reminded to be faithful in these little things.

Over and over and over, I have seen the Philippians 2:3-4 pop up. It seems like every time I sign into Facebook or Instagram, open my Bible app, or get an update from a friend, those verses are included. It has been a good reminder (in this seemingly uneventful week) to walk in humility, to die to my selfishness.

I admit I failed in that this week. When Allen woke up sick on Wednesday, I had to quickly change plans, contact my office, and stay home from work. I had no idea what to do with our girls, how to fill the day, how to manage everything. And unfortunately, I did not always humble myself and consider my children as better than myself. I was frustrated when Ruth didn’t want to pick up her toys, when Clara didn’t want to nap.

But God’s mercies are enough for the day and new every morning. I’m so thankful. Aren’t you?

Oh Lord, help us – help ME – be faithful in the little things, in raising these little hearts to know and love You.

In other news:

Allen, Ruth, and Clara made binoculars for adventuring outside together. Look how fun! It started to rain so we had to scurry inside, but I think those toys will be involved in many backyard adventures before snow flies.

Speaking of snow, it is starting to creep down the mountains! We had a few days of rain and wind that stripped away most of the leaves and blew in the termination dust.

This sweet face was introduced to brownies this week and is a big fan!

And finally, we started planning our quarter 4 partner get-together! If you are in the area and want to join us, save the date for Saturday, November 3rd. We are tentatively planning a brunch from 9:30-11:00am to share some new information about Togo and our teammates and to have a time of prayer.

Have a great weekend!

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