thursday thanks

7 of 8 chicks that have hatched…several more eggs remain unhatched

Taking time to reflect on God’s goodness, no matter the circumstances.

Thanking God for:

  • the opportunity to see chickens hatch. It is such a cool experience.
  • not being able to find my canner. There must be a reason I shouldn’t make dill relish today?
  • P being able to poop again, and for the wisdom to figure out it was a [cows] milk allergy.
  • being out of the woods with my morning sickness. Now just waiting for the burst of energy that comes along with the second trimester.
  • getting to meet with my midwife on Monday.
  • the wisdom imparted to me by my parents.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 “Give thanks in all circumstances for this is the will of God concerning you

thursday thanks

Taking time to reflect on God’s goodness, no matter the circumstances.

Thanking God for:

  • Piper’s lack of sleeping through the night this week out of nowhere. Don’t know why, but apparently we need to go through it.
  • a very active 9 month old who’s getting into everything! It’s actually quite fun if I have nothing to do.
  • grocery stores that stay open past 9pm so I can get my shopping done when my husband gets home late.
  • sisters who take me out so that I can have some time to myself.
  • a mom who is willing to babysit.
  • a husband who is a fussy eater, but also not so fussy that he wont eat Ramen when I’m stumped for something to make for dinner. (epic wife fail)
  • pain, hurt, sorrow, failure, stress, and things that go wrong because they make us better stronger people.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 “Give thanks in all circumstances for this is the will of God concerning you

thursday thanks

Taking time to reflect on God’s goodness, no matter the circumstances.

Thanking the Lord for:

  • the craziness of New England weather where it can be 80° one week and 40° the next!
  • seeing teeth starting to poke through on the top of baby P’s mouth
  • crawling, climbing, waving, clapping
  • having an oven this weekend *fingers crossed*
  • grace, mercy, forgiveness
  • good friends, good church, good counselors

1 Thessalonians 5:18 “Give thanks in all circumstances for this is the will of God concerning you

my other blog

Dear Sisters,

Over the weekend I created another blog. I have had an account through blogger for a very long time, and abandoned my blogs there long ago. This weekend I decided to resurrect it.

For a while I have wanted to write something, whether it be a book, a long series of articles, or a blog about being a Christian woman. The Lord has taught me a lot over the past eleven years about being one, and I know I have a vast amount more learning to do. But sometimes I wonder why  a lot of Christian women seem to not have any guidance on what the Bible has to teach them about being Christian women. It seems like the church defaults to feminism on this issue.

I am not a feminist. I am also not a doormat.

My blog Broken Record Confessions (because sometimes I feel like I sound like a broken record over this issue) seeks to impart the things about being a Christian woman that I have learned, and continue to learn.

God has created women to be very strong, but has asked them to be gentle in that strength. Submission is not weak-mindedness, or subservience.

This blog will be much more geared toward spirituality than Hipster Homesteading, and I only plan on posting over there only once a week on the weekend. Go ahead and have a looksee!

Love,

Nicki