I used to worry a lot about the budget, house chores, and child discipline. But not so much this week, compared to the worry that has started to grip me when the earth started shaking last Monday evening and once more 2–3 times yesterday afternoon. Is the world coming to an end? Maybe. Am I ready to face my Creator? Maybe not. I don’t think I’ve won a good number of souls yet to Jesus. But then again, if I become more faithful and raise godly girls and introduce my own relatives to Jesus, maybe that would be enough? Okay, forget about that for a moment and let me just finish writing this post. After all, it’s Monday already!
reading the Book of Genesis simultaneously with “How to Ruin Your Child in 7 Easy Steps: Tame Your Vices, Nurture Their Virtues” by Patrick M. Quinn and Ken Roach. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve already read Genesis, yet I continue to get new insights each time I read it. Moreover, I feel like I’m always missing something after reading it or some important information is just not sticking to my memory that I have to re-read it several times.
writing lists. That’s all I seem to be doing lately: things to do, things to buy, topics to discuss at our homeschool classes, places to visit, errands for the week, etc. The list is endless, although that’s really no longer new.
listening to the sound of silence. I can’t wait to hit the sack; it’s been a long day for us and I can hardly keep my eyes open.
thinking about today’s events. We were supposed to see the Alaskan malamute my eldest brother has offered us to adopt, but we didn’t get the chance to see it at all due to time constraints. I didn’t really feel disappointed that we didn’t get to see his 5-month old puppy, but Big Sis was really hoping to bring it home tonight that she cried from disappointment, and I feel for her. I was glad for the opportunity to hold my Big Baby for a long time as she cried though. (As you know, she no longer likes being hugged when she became a teen. Lol.) Moreover, I was happy that I was able to spend time with my brother and my niece again.
wishing I didn’t dilly-dally in approaching publishing firms and authors to launch the business I have in mind! I could have already started my own company years ago, even if it’s just myself working at first. Yesterday’s event by Manila Workshops, “Let’s Get Down to Business: Turning Your Passion Into Profit”, was an eye-opener. I feel like I’ve wasted so much time, being afraid of rejection, and getting sidetracked by so many activities that aren’t getting me near my goals at all.
hoping to be able to finish our classes just before the mister comes home for his summer vacation. There are still so many things to do, and I am starting to get overwhelmed again. Sometimes I wonder if I should put my girls back to conventional school, but the answer always comes clear: no. It may help me focus more on the important things if I hire a household help though. Well, I hope I could get one soon, one that is totally trustworthy, caring, and capable, that is.
loving how my girls are coming up with so many ideas on how they could use their talents and earn at the same time. One of my goals as a mom is to raise children who won’t require much help from others, especially when my husband and I are not around or no longer around. I envision them—young as they are—being able to do things themselves and even help others by God’s grace. I want them to become productive individuals, who would help make the world a better place to live in.
wanting to rest and wake up late. That’s something that I have not done in a long time, it seems. And, by late, I mean not earlier than 8 AM. No, make that 9 AM.
needing to sort my schedule and the whole house. We have started packing old clothes, shoes, and toys to either be given away or sold online, and part of the living room and dining area is scattered with boxes full of stuff. Although my daughters had been a big help in boxing those things, I don’t think I’d feel truly relaxed in my home until they’ve been disposed of.
feeling worried about my husband. He’s so unhappy with his job lately, or I should say with the way his Filipina boss has been pestering him to get a new medical certificate. Somehow, the woman just couldn’t wait for my husband to get back here and have his eyes checked again, so my husband could start working long hours on the computer once more soon.
enjoying the thought of having something to look forward to, book projects, that is. I’m so glad I went to yesterday’s seminar and met inspiring individuals and learned a lot. Francis Miranda was a good speaker/business coach and I can’t wait to start working with him and his friend Jasper on a project! Mind you, I’d have a chance to work with my college buddy John when he gets onboard too.
praying for safety, good health, and provisions, as well as true salvation, for every member of my family and relatives. I don’t remember ever experiencing the earth shaking two or more times in a week. The frequency of these earthquakes is alarming!
thanking God that my family and I are safe and alive and still have the opportunity to repent before going to bed and share the Gospel with others in the coming days. One of my goals this coming week is to write my testimony and share it on my blog. ❤
P. S. I used FotoJet this time to edit the featured image from Unsplash. I’m still learning how to use all its features, but will write a review about it soon. 🙂