What I'm Loving Wednesday

Today I'm linking up to Jamie's "What I'm Loving Wednesday" for the first time!  So here's what I'm loving today...
Encouraging Blog Comments and New Followers.
I have loved the sweet comments on my blog the last couple days...an encouragement to my heart!  Thank you for reading and for your kindness!

My little student and I had a great day today.  We do face our challenges, which is perfectly normal, but today I felt more confident and began the day by reading the story of Creation and praying with him...which was awesome.  Definitely not something that happens in public school.  It was also wonderful to spend some time outside, get to be creative, and teach him about life and kindness in addition to the regular school subjects.  I feel extremely thankful for this new job and season of my life.  I will be doing a much more detailed post about this soon!

The Taga Bike
Have you seen this??  Peter Piper Picked blogged about this awhile back and I just had to share it with you.  Let me just say, if I was having a baby and had an extra $1500 lying around, I'd be the first in line for one of these sweet little rides.  Watch the video - what a fascinating concept!  Love it!

Bolthouse Chai Tea
My grandma has been loving on me that last couple times I've been to her house by having this delicious drink on hand.  It's a special treat because of the price, but I love it!  It's great alone or awesome when added to coffee...(especially Pumpkin Spice coffee!)

The Etsy Shop "caitiedidesign"
I used to teach with my friend Cait from The Blessed Life last year, and she would always wear these awesome earrings that she knit out of wire.  Just recently she opened her etsy shop, caitiedidesign, and I am dying to purchase these blue beauties!  (I quite possibly just did...;)  What fun jewelry that makes such a beautiful statement!  Check her shop out here!

Last night Kevin rubbed my feet and it was awesome. I am always asking him to do this, and last night I had a glimpse of why this might be. The word that came to mind was "gentleness." Immediately I started thinking about the fruit of the Spirit that the Bible talks about, and how we don't frequently focus on the fruit of gentleness. Yet isn't that one just so life giving? You know what I mean... pedicures, getting your hair washed at the salon, a gentle answer when you deserve one more harsh, an act of sweet tenderness...a gentle touch just feels so loving. It motivated me to focus on walking with the Spirit this week especially so I could work on cultivating gentleness in my own heart and actions. I believe it is life giving, much like the way that we so lovingly and instinctively know how to nurture and be gentle with a baby. So today, I am loving gentleness!

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness gentleness, and self-control...since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit."
Galatians 5:22-23; 25
Hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday!


littledaisymay said...

Thanks for playing along!

How wonderful that you are able to home school and teach so much more than what is being taught in public school :)

That bike is just too neat!

Venessa said...

I love that you get to pray with your student! I often wish I was able to do this at my job!

Anonymous said...

PS- your blog readers also really appreciate your encouraging comments :)!!! Thanks so much for all the kind words and prayers!