The Messages in James address our Issues today:
Yesterday was a good day. Although I started in on the laundry and shopping and a few other things in prep for the week, I remembered my promise to God to do a Bible Study in James 1st thing. Oopsie. It was not first thing, but I got it done. God had been nudging me all along to go read James. He’s nudging Hebrews next. But He wanted me to read James first for some reason.
James is filled with information about the following:
- What to do in trials of life
- What to do when you need wisdom
- Explains temptation
- Explains where gifts come from
- Explains the Tongue and it’s issues
- Talks about Learning/Doing the Word of God
- Discusses Partiality
- Discusses the Rich vs the Poor
- Becoming involved in Worldliness
- Selfish Ambition
- Humility or Pride
- Making Plans
- Having patience to endure
- Grumbling against Others
- Bringing Back those that Wander
What powerful words and advice in these 5 easy to read and easy to understand chapters. It addresses so much of what we are going through today.
It occurred to me yesterday that I might need more memory cards for my camera. So here I go again ordering from Amazon, lol.
I watched a video. I’m not sure I understand it all yet, but I’m getting there. I was told this one would work great and to have at least 2. And to go for the U with the 3 in the middle. I ordered them mid morning I think yesterday and they were at the house by 7 p.m. I kinda feel bad, as Amazon was at my house twice yesterday. I told ya, I keep ’em busy. I often check that box of it’s ok to do all packages on a certain day, but they usually deliver it if it’s in. I guess we have to start thinking of them like it’s the postal service – it’s a daily thing. But you know what? I really miss going shopping in the stores. So much. I’ve always liked on line but I miss going to look at clothes.
I worked on the iMovie yesterday on the next video. Doing editing. I hope I have enough material. If not I’ll record up something to go with. I have found it always works out. Somehow. I do have a little “helpful segment” that I want to record about the subject matter. I have to find the right time to record, being that I work full time. Sometimes I have a bit of time in the evenings before dinner. The best time is on Saturday when George is outside and the house is quiet. Only not when he is mowing. I’ve noticed that in the background a lot. lol Oh well, it’s real life I’m doing here and it’s a Vlog but I do want the audio to sound good.
Family Over for Dinner
These pics are taken with the iPhone. I had it with me and ready to go. I’m not comfortable yet to cook and have my new camera around. I think I need to break it in a bit first. But I’ll get there. I made Irish Soda Bread – nothing special – it was from a mix that I bought early in the Pandemic when there was fear of a bread shortage. Truthfully I’m trying not to eat bread. Couldn’t tell that last night, but I thought having company would be a good time to make it. Otherwise it’ll sit in the cabinet until past its effective date.
We did our “courses” last night and chatted between each one. We had soup. I made a bean and corn beef broth based soup. Not pictured. Totally forgot. It wasn’t that exciting to look at I guess, but it tasted good. We each had a cup with the sour dough bread.
Next up was George’s pretty salad.
Oh and Susan (my SIL) brought George a Sweet Potato plant.
That’s cool. While outside taking the dogs out, I snapped a pic of the clouds. I loved the “silver lining” and I took it to be a sign – the fact that I was there and that I noticed it. And look at the airplane flying beside it.
The next course my SIL made. A little side of pasta made with olive oil and cherry tomatoes and fresh basil. Oh it was good. You know I love my pasta.
The last course was George’s Chicken Artichoke over rice.
The only problem I see with the courses is that we are still eating large portions, lol. But I will say that each one digests in between and it is stretched out over time and conversation. It worked out well! And we did not have dessert. I had told George I’d make a fudge pie and he laughed out loud and said “that’s not diet food”. But we had company coming. So I didn’t make dessert. I guess we didn’t need it. My SIL thought it sounded great and I said I could make one real quick – but then remembered we did not have milk and eggs. So I told her next time. We had plenty to eat and actually didn’t need to have dessert, but maybe next time.
This Week’s Outlook
I’m doing a cleanse from dinner last night to dinner tonight. Doing my deep berry liquid drink I do, lots of water, a hydrate drink, bone broth for lunch and yep there will be some coffee in there. And a piece of tea infused chocolate to keep up the blood sugar.
I was able to get a lot of things done this weekend. It’s never enough though. So a busy week ahead. But I’m happy the weekend was productive. It’s amazing how even the weekends you have at home, go so fast and are so filled. I was hoping to get George’s birthday things wrapped and decided that getting the house together was more important since company was coming. Our carpets were horrible. I had two containers of debri that came up from the carpets. :-O And I wish I’d gotten further along in my movie making. But getting it started on a weekend is good. It takes a bit of concentration to get the file made and photos and videos selected and then download the clips and get them on the timeline. I like a weekend for the organization of that. Aside from that, I can come and go and tweak a bit here and there as I have time all week this week as the hardest part for me is done. I don’t like to be interrupted in time when I’m selecting the photos and clips for the video b/c then you forget what you added and didn’t add so best to do that part when you have uninterrupted time. My goal is to get it uploaded before we go to TX. Because when we get back from Texas, I’ll have enough to probably do 2 or 3 more videos!
I’ve already started a staging area for packing. Will be a busy but fun week. I may suggest we not watch Netflix this week much and do more prep, catch up, and then read or free time. I could use it this week.
Hope you have a great week this week! Anything you are wanting to accomplish????