It’s a bright sunny morning and Sadie is sitting beside me as I type, so here goes!
What did I…
Offer thanks for?
I am very thankful for my notebook. It has helped me to be much more organized and purposeful. Where electronics failed, plan old paper and pencil is fitting the bill. Thank you, YHVH for your simple ways.
I finished figuring out our taxes, but it’ll take me a few days to work up the courage to actually file.
I had a hard time answering this one. 🙂 It has been a good week, the hardest thing being just keeping up with everything around the house. I still need to clean the tools off the kitchen counter, for example. Some days have been harder with my three year old wanting to get all upset about little things. But it’s nice to just have the normal little struggles and nothing huge lurking on the horizon.
Teach my children?
They have been flying through their books for school. I have been printing books so fast off our new printer that I had to order more toner last night. Now that is a good problem!
Study and learn?
My mom has been reading Philippians lately and commented how practical it is, so I thought I would read it again. As I’m reading, I have been jotting down applicable actions that I can take. Good stuff! And yes, it will be appearing here soon. 🙂
Noah actually fell asleep on the kitchen table after lunch the other day. I would have taken a pic, but I was too busy scooping him up so he wouldn’t fall on the floor lol.
As I have been reading through Philippians, I have noticed a lot of teamwork, community, likemindedness. So I have started a list of people I know that also are trying to share Torah with others, and I have been praying for them. I have found that sometimes when I am busy, praying for other people does not get the time it should, so this is helping me.
What is this week’s Torah portion and what did I learn from it?
Mishpatim Exodus 21:1-24:18
Speaking of practical and hands on, Mishpatim is full of it. There is so much info on how to handle many situations. I am particularly fond of the instructions to help your neighbor’s donkey out of the ditch. Even if the donkey belongs to your enemy, you are to help him. If you find his donkey, you return it to him. (No finders keepers) We would do well to study out this whole passage, write out a list, and rewrite it in modern day situations. We would probably have a much better understanding of how Torah applies right here, right now. (Hmm, good project)
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