Discipline, Part 2

Well, speaking of a lack of discipline…it’s been a while since I wrote that I was going to be writing “over the next few days”! Oh well. My friend Amanda wrote a blog post recently, and whenever she does it reminds me to, so here I go.

I have actually been doing better with being disciplined about having my quiet time. I say this today, of course, when I have yet to spend that wonderful time alone with Jesus. But overall, ever since we’ve arrived in Florida it has been easier to keep a schedule with things like that. I also just started a new Bible study. It’s on the life of John, by Beth Moore. Having a structured Bible study seems to be important for me–at least at this time in my life.

The other thing I am really excited about is that Adam and I have finally become consistent in having a devotions time together. A big part of that is us having the same sleep schedule for once, but I think we have also come to realize how important it is for us as a couple. We are listening to/reading Jeremiah, talking about it, and praying together. I really believe that our marriage is becoming stronger because of this, and that makes me so happy!

I probably won’t finish this little series on discipline. There are still lots of smaller things to be disciplined about, of course. But at this season of life, my spiritual discipline is really the main thing that matters. I don’t have a home to take care of and I am not taking any classes (although I do still have reading to finish before training!). 

To Make Lunch for Him

Do you make lunch for your husband before he goes to work?

My mom got up early and made lunch for my dad a lot of days, and I think she still does. I always pictured myself doing that for my husband, but I rarely do. Of course, his work schedule is weird…he works three days a week and actually takes two lunches each day because the shifts are so long and he’s doing manual labor the whole time. He has never made me feel guilty or bad for not making his lunches…every once in a while he’ll ask me to make the sandwiches or put together leftovers if he’s rushed, but usually he just gets it all together for himself.

So, wives of working husbands…should I make lunch for him? Is it my wifely duty?

The Challenges

Challenge #1: Successfully take 335 days of pictures. (Started 1/30…it’s hard to start anything 1/1 when you had a baby on 12/30!)
Progress: 4 down, 331 to go!

Evangeline’s 1 Month Picture–1/30/11

1/31/11

2/1/11

2/2/11

Challenge #2: Write at least one blog post a week.
Progress: 1 down, at least 47 more to go this year.

Challenge #3: Continue learning how to become an excellent wife, as well as mother.
Progress: Working on it…(-: I love being a mom, and I STILL love being a wife. I’m even loving finding the balance between the two. Both are still hard, but both are incredibly worth it. Evangeline is almost 5 weeks old now, and we’re settling in to a new normal…I’m going to start back nannying next week, and be able to bring the baby with me. I’ve also started taking Theology (that should make for some interesting posts) one night a week…that helps me feel like I still have a little bit of a life that’s not centered around babies. d-: Evangeline is going about three hours between feedings, sometimes four at night…which means the most sleep I’ve gotten in a row for the past five weeks is about 3 1/2 hours. But I’m pretty amazed at how well I’m still able to function! The house isn’t falling apart, I’m not bawling my eyes out everyday, and I think I’m going to be able to keep up with my classwork.

I’m looking forward to a new year (sorry I’m behind a month), and updating you on my new normal. (-:

The Greatest Baptist…Wife?

I’m procrastinating on studying for my Baptist History test…I really should take advantage of the baby being asleep (the baby I watch…no, you didn’t miss me being pregnant and giving birth!). But I just read a blog that some of my family members are writing in preparation for them going to Vietnam this summer…you can read it here. My little sister was the last one to post! I’m pretty jealous that they all get to go…but Adam and I are hopefully going to Japan this summer, so I should be satisfied. (-:

So, speaking of Baptist History, I am writing a biographical essay on Susannah Spurgeon. The assignment was to write it on someone influential in Baptist history, and I really wanted to do a woman, but the only one on the list was Lottie Moon. I know a lot about her already, and wanted someone new…I think I also just wanted to make sure that there were other influential women in Baptist history. I sent an email to my professor asking him about it, but it turned out that that night he lectured on Charles Spurgeon. When I heard him talking about Charles’ wife and some of the things she did, I decided to ask if I could do my essay on her…who better to write about than the wife of the greatest Baptist preacher in history?

Apparently, my professor didn’t really know much about her because he told me that if I could find even ONE sentence written by her (for my required primary source), then I could do it. He didn’t think she’d written anything. So I went home, and it didn’t take much researching to find out that she’s actually written four books, plus the ending of her husband’s autobiography. Two of the books are devotionals, and two are semi-autobiographical about the work she did in the ‘Book Fund’. I also found a biography on her which includes some of her journal entries. (-: So there, Dr. Finn! In a few short weeks, I will present to you the first biographical essay ever done at Southeastern on Susannah Spurgeon.

I will write more about what I find out about her…so far I’ve learned about the beginnings of their love. ❤ It was actually very romantic, considering it was in the mid-1800’s and involved two Baptists!

Ok, now time to study about all the other stuff in Baptist History, which is not nearly as interesting as Susannah Spurgeon! But I have a mid-term to take tomorrow before Adam and I head to Florida, so alas…it must be learned.