Friday, September 10, 2010

Daybook #3

Outside my window, it's black and starry, but it's been grey and drizzly all day.

I have been listening to Jimmy Needham's Night Lights. It's so full of joy in God and great lyrics; the album lifts the mood and points my thoughts back to where they ought to be.

I am wearing (on my feet) those orange moccasins. Bright happy feet!

I am thankful for the telephone and the way it connects me to all the women of my family. I'm not a phone person in the least, but I love that my mother and my sisters are just a speed dial away.

I am pondering a whole skein of things that's so tangled up I can't find the start or the end of the thread.

I am reading Madeleine L'Engle's Walking on Water and revelling in this insight into the mind of an artist who loves words and loves Jesus.

I am thinking about God's purposes in solitude.

I am creating a little study space that's slowly growing cosy and organised.

Beauty in the home comes via the amazing soy candles I bought at the markets last weekend. I just sniff them when I walk by, because I'm cool like that.

I am hoping and praying for my unmarried girlfriends who are waiting on God's sovereign plan in their life to become clearer.

One of my favourite things is hauling a huge pile of books and DVDs home from the library.

A picture thought I'm sharing is of a happy corner in my study. Vintage map courtesy of Anastasia. Old typewriter and camera courtesy of council garbage pickup (so I scrounged. Don't judge). Photo board made by my clever sister Lauren. Pictures from Mum and Lauren and Amanda.

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Ruth -- Haha!! You're just being nice.

Mothercarey -- well thank you. *hearts*

Samantha -- too right; I totally have amazing friends.

Meaghan -- to infinity and beyooooond! Um, you KNOW why that picture of me jumping isn't there, wicked lady. LOVE.

Julia -- Hee! :D

Staish -- purple eyeshadow ftw!


  1. Love the pic and angle of it! :)
    Hurray for bright orange moccasins when all the world is gray and dreary!
    and hurray for telephones; one of the best inventions EVER.
    I sniff candles when I walk by too. I must be cool ;)
    I think if I lived alone like you, I'd sit and ponder and 'be still' more. Something I struggle with...

  2. Single girls in the hizzouse! Thanks for the prayers. I was praying for you recently in this same way. :)

  3. I love Madeline L'Engle. A Swiftly Tilting Planet series first, but her Crosswicks Journal series very closely second. The first is deep, thoughtful, and entertaining; the second is deep, thoughtful, and wise. She's seriously one of my models for writing.

    Every time you post I feel such a kindred spirit. I really am going to have to come bother you one of these days... ;-)

  4. So nice to see a picture of your new study. Can't wait to see it in person. Counting down, my lovely.

  5. I love this post! That photo is just gorgeous and it inspires me. You inspire me!

  6. I am a fan of this post. I love the typewriter and the photos of Lauren's wedding. Cosy little study places for the win!


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