And it's day 2 of MK Spirit Week over on the BMW Blog...
Ben, dressed like his Daddy, gets to lead devotions tonight and gets a rare cup of Dad's coffee.
(Daddy doesn't like to share his "go juice.") Gabriel also got a cup of coffee and gets to make big parental decisions that will impact the family... like... what's for dessert! Ha!
Michaela and I are like twins! Almost.
But she gets to choose how much school we have to... ahem... I mean, get to do today.
What is her choice? NONE!
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Can't wait until tomorrow!
And in Southern Asia, we want to join in the fun!
Today is "Change Your Direction Day," a.k.a. Backwards Day!
It's awesome having MKs!
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Can't wait until tomorrow!
It's that time of year... The beginning of January. The New Year. The time of year when we reflect, refocus, review, and redirect.
It's a great time of year to read books on these kinds of topics.
And as it happens to be, I am reading just such a book called Stewarding Life by Paul Chappell.
As I read through it, I find myself sitting in the "I'm Guilty" chair because, yes, I see myself doing many of the things he mentions in the book. Sometimes I play the role of the time squanderer. Sometimes I am the driven time spender. I would really like to grow in this area of stewarding the precious resource of time and life. Sigh...
So time to start planning and preparing.
I grabbed a 5 subject notebook and divided into 5 categories:
Making a Home
Now I am reviewing each one of those areas in my life. What has God called me to do in each of those areas? How can I improve in those areas? What investments can I make that will benefit those areas? Is there some form of accountability I need in any of these areas? Do I have appropriate goals set in these areas? Am I involved in things that hinder me in these areas or eat away time that would be better spent in these areas?
Lots to think on today as I learn to steward my life...
We had been on the field for a little over a month.
Everything was still a whirlwind.
We were trying to adjust right in the heart of the Christmas season. It was difficult, but we were determined to make the best of it. We found ways to make it feel like Christmas in a country where Christmas is a foreign concept. We decorated, baked, sang, and shopped the best we could. It was beginning to feel very Christmasy, but we still missed family. We missed the fun we had together. We missed the Christmas dinner and the games. We just missed being with family on the holidays.
The grandparents called us and scheduled a Skype call on Christmas morning. We couldn't wait! We wanted to hear their voices and see their faces. When we got up Christmas morning, we were ready!
And this is what we saw...