Remember when I talked about guilt a couple of days ago? Boy howdy---guilt. But then I said I would seek how God wants me to live in His grace. I looked on my bookshelves (I will try to squeeze in a note on books etc. in every post just so you know how much I love books!) and there were a few on grace, some I had read and some I had not. I chose The Disciplines of Grace by Jerry Bridges. So far ch 1 has been very enlightening. I hope it gets encouraging SOON. I did learn about balancing the gospel (my need for a savior and Christ death satisfying God's demand for payment for my sins.... AMAZING!) with the disciplines of the Christian walk. I tend to want to stay in the discipline, but then I beat myself up for not being perfect. That's when I need to go back and remind myself of the gospel and fall in love with Christ all over. So much more in the ch but that's my version in a nutshell. I bet I begin to show a little more grace to my family when I figure out what it is and what it looks like. I bet they would like that...don't you?!!
ON ANOTHER NOTE.... I had to make up exams for my 9th grader today. She has finished 12 weeks of school and I needed to know what she had remembered and learned. Sometimes exam week is exhilarating..they get it, they really do. Then sometimes it's the pits.....as in maybe I should have their hearing checked cause they sure didn't see this question coming. Making up question makes me have to know what they are learning also. I bet I get really smart. Surely after reading the same book 4X"S I should know something or other.
Still working on the blog...my oldest will be helping me on it. Should be a good bonding time....as in I am in BONDAGE to her ideas and whims. HELP!!
thanks for reading,
ps. The girls and I are going to a Victorian Lantern Show tonight. What's that you ask? I will tell you tomorrow!!!