What did I…
Offer thanks for? Meeting new friends. I was talking to a friend about how it would be so nice to have another family to fellowship with on shabbat. Then the next morning a new (sort of local) friend found me on facebook! I was so shocked and humbled at how Adonai works in my life.
Accomplish? I finished my new blog header! which I had been working on for a bit. I finally got around to getting rid of some things that don't fit or weren't being used. And I finished a denim skirt for my oldest daughter. It's so hard to find skirts at the length we prefer, so I have been making her some elastic waist ones. It works out really well for us and once she out grows them her sister can use them.
Struggle with? Energy! I've been just feeling like vegging out. My youngest has been adding to this by climbing in my lap every time I sit down. Who wants to get up when you have a 2 year old curled up in your lap?
Teach my children? We're working on our normal school things and learning about giving.
Study and learn? I've been doing more reading than studying these last few weeks. Only because I get myself overwhelmed some times. I'm learning that I need to rest in Adonai and allow Him to show me things in His timing.
Laugh about? My hubby and I went to bed really late last night. Both the girls were asleep and we were laying there talking. Then my hubby started to fall asleep. So I started telling him to wake up because I couldn't sleep. Then my 4 year old says "Mommy you can talk to me I'm awake" but she was actually sleeping! lol Both of my girls talk in their sleep and it provides us with lot's of entertainment.
Pray about? I've had a few issues come up for some friends so I've been praying for them a lot this week. I also know 5 women who are expecting so I've been praying for them. As well as a friend with a newborn, which now makes for two babies! Going from 1 to 2 isn't the easiest of transitions so I'm praying for her too.
What is this week’s Torah portion and what did I learn from it? This weeks portion is Yitro Exodus 18:1-20:26
The part thatreally stood out to me was Ex 18:8-12
And Moses told his father in law all that the Lord had done unto Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's sake, and all the travail that had come upon them by the way, and how the Lorddelivered them. And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the Lord had done to Israel, whom he had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians. And Jethro said, Blessed be the Lord, who hath delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh, who hath delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians.Now I know that the Lord is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them. And Jethro, Moses' father in law, took a burnt offering and sacrifices for God: and Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel, to eat bread with Moses' father in law before God.
What stood out to me how after Moses shared about what Adonai had been doing in his life, Jethro became a believer! How awesome is that?! It convicts me all the more to be faithful in sharing the things that are happening in my life so that others, who don't yet believe, may come to know the power and love of YHVH!