Hey there! Welcome to Currently, where I share what we are currently up to each week - and the goal(s) we have for the coming week.Thinking about: Self confidence. Body image. Being happy. The lies our low self-esteem will tell us. It is kind of a jumbled mess in my head right now, but there are changes being made in my heart - that are beginning to reflect in my life, and it is such a good thing. I have always been my own worst enemy, my biggest critic. I look in the mirror and immediately see all my flaws. Up until recently, I never really paid attention to how often I silently criticized myself. How much I hid behind baggy shirts, or told myself someone else could do such and such better. Never realized how often I questioned the motives behind my every action and truly cared what others would say, or think. But, I am now beginning to notice. And I am beginning to stop them. I am beginning to do the things that make me happy, just for that simple reason - that they make me happy. Cooking/Baking makes me happy. Drawing makes me happy. Hand written letters make me happy. Decorating my house, lighting a candle, fresh bed sheets. Curling my hair, wearing lip gloss. Taking photos, writing, dancing in my kitchen. These are a few of my favorite things (did you just sing that?) and I plan to do a lot more of them, just because. These two videos express a little more about what I have been feeling. You Are Enough. Why Charming?Listening to: Johnnyswim. I recently happened upon them while youtube surfing and soon found myself listening to song after song. They are a married couple who sings together - and their voices together are just beautiful. Plus, they're the cutest. skip to 2:55 to see my favorite part.
Also, yesterday we had a worship group from a local church come and do a service here for the boys, and it was so, so good. Their style was something I had never seen before. They sang christian reggae and it was so fun. They danced, I danced, and the boys finally did a little dancing themselves. We made arrangements for them to come back out to the mountain, and I am excited cause the boys seemed to really connect with them, and I could listen to them sing all day.
Thankful for: Oh so much. I am so very thankful that Isanon and I had a chance to have a little getaway together. It was something that was so needed. Not only for us to just have a little time away from everyone, away from all these crazy boys - just the two of us....but, for us to have a little time to regroup, refresh, and relax. Working with these boys is such an emotionally draining job, and it is more than necessary to have times to just step away from it all for a bit. I am an extremely blessed wife and so thankful for the husband God gave me. Doing life with him is the greatest adventure.
[Last week...I didn't do an update last week, so these are from two weeks ago]
Continue to cultivate the habit of praying together.love this time together. Scrub my oven!It has been scrubbed - but definitely something I need to do on a more regular basis.
- Teach the boys a drama/skit for next weeks worship service. -sadly, this did not happen.
Have a movie night with the boys.We watched Noah....I, personally, was not a huge fan. Be intentional.vaguest goal ever, but it accomplished what I wanted it to.
- Bake something for the boys (they have been asking for two weeks).
- Give English Classes.
- Go through my clothes. Pack away/Give away anything I don't wear.
- Play cards with the boys one evening.
- Write 3 hand written letters, just because.
Verse of the week: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” - Hebrews 13:8