September 2009

Simple leaf

I offer the following description:  Christian contentment is that sweet, inward, quiet gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God’s wise and fatherly disposal in every situation.

— Jeremiah Burroughts, The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment



The Simple Woman’s Daybook * September 28, 2009


outside my window . . .
a lonely cricket, light wind

i am remembering . . .
a lovely weekend in VA with my family, rainy afternoon, a nap, front porch coffee, car ride with our son, time to pause and think

i am thankful  . . .
for the people I work with, father-daughter time, safe travels, God’s daily provision
from the kitchen . . .
turkey-potato-squash soup, bountiful peppers and tomatoes from the garden

I am thinking . . .
the apple festival this weekend & house full of friends and family

around the learning rooms . . .
curriculum and books to give away, Saxon math test, book bag full and ready to travel

I am reading . . .
Glenn Beck’s Common Sense
The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment
by Jeremiah Burroughs

my favorite things . . .
quiet mornings alone

a few plans for the rest of the week . . .
preparing yard sale items, food for the weekend, cleaning out areas of the home and garage, spaghetti sauce with garden tomatoes, snacks for the weekend


a verse of Scripture . . .
I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content”
Philippians 4:11


Here is a picture thought I am sharing . . .


fall wind 

pearls and shells


1 Thessalonians 4:11

” . . . and to make it your ambition
to lead a quiet life and attend
to your own business . . . “




ABTo all homeschoolers:



September 8th is a day to celebrate that our children are learning safely at home and not indoctrinated in public schools!