Hi there and welcome to my weekly Daybook: Online Journal. This is a collection of the everyday things that may seem insignificant at the time, but I know I will want to remember them later. It has been said the days are long and the years short…and this week has been a pretty long one. But looking back, I think I will remember the length only to wish it would have been longer. Not feeling that way right now, but give me some time and I’ll probably get there. If you post a weekly Daybook: Online Journal, please leave a link in the comments so I can visit.
I’m spending this November in 30 Days of Thanksgiving. To me, I want Thanksgiving to be a season, not just a day.
I’m going to be double posting for the month of November. In addition to my regular posts each day, I will also include a 30 Days of Thanksgiving post. I had not planned on this schedule, but two verse in my Bible reading this morning encouraged me to pay close attention to my attitude of thanksgiving. And not only mine, this is going to be a family effort, although I will only be posting my own gratitude journal.
I think too many weeks of being sick and too many weeks of daddy traveling has left our home a little on the grumpy side and the cure is changing our thoughts, changing our mind set. It’s not enough to just notice something to be grateful for, sometimes it actually needs to be recorded, impressed deeper into out hearts and minds by the very act of writing them down. So welcome to my first post of 30 Days of Thanksgiving. I would love for you to join me. If you have a blog where you will be posting your 30 Days, please link to it in the comments each day. If you’re keeping track with paper and pen, let me know in the comments and you can even leave your list there each day too…that would be fun to read wouldn’t!
My first post after my 31 Days Writing Challenge where I read and blogged through the book of Sirach and I’m going to quote from Sirach again! Today I want to consider inspiring Bible quotes. I was recently reading The Way by St Josemaria Escriva and came across this quote where he compares barnyard hens to eagles.
I did it, I wrote consistently 30 of 31 Days. I enjoyed reading and reflecting on the book of Sirach this month, but I think some of my favorite posts from the month have been the last couple where I considered a good wife. One of my purposes in writing is to encourage women to take every thought captive to Christ and stop being a slave to negative thoughts. Daily affirmations can play a huge part in overcoming negative thinking. So let’s pull together some daily affirmations for wives.
Remember, these affirmations are not to change our husband. He will most likely be the same guy in one week as today. These daily affirmations are to change us. They are to change our heart, our thoughts and our words about our husband. We are fighting fire with fire here. If we have been negative or sloppy in our thoughts and words about our husband, the purpose of saying these affirmations are to make us positive and intentional in our thoughts and words
A good wife makes her husband happy. She allows him to be at peace. There is nothing more appealing than someone who is at peace.