It was a day for comfort food, warm jammies and old movies.
Today? 55 degrees! Not a drop of snow left in our yard (including Bob the Snowman, RIP. He went quickly.) Heatwave in Wisconsin! Sunny skies and my 4 year old is trying to convince me he needs to wear his shorts today.
Its making me think about how close we are getting to these kind of Saturdays:
This morning we have had a leisurely morning, meaning a nice bowl of oatmeal, coffee and a lovely date with my treadmill while the kiddies catch up on playing make believe and Saturday morning cartoons!
One of this week's echoes is a lovely thing called Cauliflower Pizza Crust first seen over at Meals and Moves and also at Lauren's blog. I am such a carb addict, I cannot stop at one piece of pizza and we all know how quickly those calories can add up. This is an awesome alternative! I am literally going out this afternoon to get some Cauliflower to try this!
Second Echo? Support.
As in, I can't get to my workouts, eating well, getting through the busiest time at work, be a present mom and wife, without the countless people who bless me with their support.
As in, how I needed support when I cut my knuckle this week while getting dinner ready for the kids. And how it started GUSHING blood, completely freaking out my children, and which momentarily made my head spin. Scary. My oldest girl, God bless her heart, jumped to my assistance and helped get dinner done while mommy held her elevated hand with pressure, until 20 minutes later it finally stopped gushing.
As in, how our worship leader has had the flu and wisely called me to sub at this week's choir practice for the Easter season services. This is something I haven't headed up in a few years, and I remembered how much I enjoy it. The great group of people that make up the choir make it such a fun time too!
As in, I have been seriously considering how much I verbally and by actions support my friends and loved one's. Self-check. Hmmm....
In my readings this week, I came upon Colossians 4:6: Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer every one. Salt has powerful preservation abilities and enhances taste. In terms of our speech and actions toward others, it should be gracious, wholesome, and edifying. Supportive. That doesn't mean we can't ever be critical. But like my mom always said, there will be plenty of people ready with criticism, why not bless your friends and family with some unrestrained support?
More references on supporting each other? Below are a few. Happy Saturday all, time for us to take advantage of some vitamin D boosting sunshine!
- Be devoted to one another (Rom. 12:10).
- Build up one another (Rom. 14:19; 1 Thes. 5:11).
- Counsel one another (Rom. 15:14).
- Be gentle with one another (Eph. 4:2).
- Speak truth to one another (Eph. 4:25; Col 3:9).
- Show compassion to one another (Col. 3:12).
- Encourage one another (1 Thes. 5:11).
- Seek good for one another (1 Thes. 5:15).
- Pray for one another’s spiritual and physical healing (James 5:16).
- Be long-suffering and patient toward one another (1 Peter 4:8; Eph. 4:2).