It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like… Monday!

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Hello friends!
Ready on your mark, set, Monday!

Things have been busy, busy, busy.
We have a new President. Oops, no-we don’t but I voted and I hope you did. Let’s be faithful to pray regularly for our country. I felt conviction for not interceding consistently for the bigger issues- like government leaders, our country and the state this past year so I think that I will be seeking God about how  he wants me to include these in my regular time of prayer. 

This week I have a special guest post from a dearly loved Christian brother (and fellow LOTR fan I might add!) coming at you and hope you will keep your eyes peeled later in the week for it.
He is pictured above with his beautiful family.
For more about Lee, check out my Faith tab, where he shares his testimony.

I squeezed into my first Ornament Exchange via Amy at One Artsy Mama!
SO excited about this- I will share about this adventure in a future post.
I can’t wait to pick out an ornament for my partner.
I also think it would be fun to do a Yankee Swap
with ornaments for our church small group!

Seriously addicted to this particular study!
Third time going through it and it still offers more depth and blesses me to the core of my being.
Bible Gateway offers the 40 day free e-mails and at this point I really want to buy the book and/or do another study in the series. Bonhoeffer’s insights challenge and inspire me.
Grateful to Bible Gateway for making this available (repeatedly)!
The sign up for the 40 Day e-mail series
can be found here: 
Here are a couple of pictures from the coast of Narragansett, Rhode Island
from my life, living as a local tourist. I got down to the beach to assess the damages for myself…
These pictures were from November 9, this past Friday while walking in the chilly air with my partner in exploration and adventure, Jen (more on her later).
South Parking lot – Narragansett Town Beach

South Parking lot – Narragansett Town Beach

Sea Wall

One thing you must know
(that you don’t really care to know but
 I am compelled to tell you anyway)
is that I love this vest.
I have had it for a long time.
That’s all I am saying.
If you missed my post over at 5 Minutes for Faith yesterday,
would you go on over and check it out?
You might want to have a cup of “Wake-Up” 
and head over there, right now!
Um…pretty please?
I tackle spiritual complacency with 
some help from Matthew West

Last but not least here is my dear friend, Jen. She is an amazing chick.
You can find her here because in real life she is a Jen of All Trades!
Please feel free to go right over and like her page. Thank you.
Not only are we friends, but we have a mutually active bless each other friendship.
I bless her with butt kicking workouts and help her to stay active
 and she blesses me (and my family) by helping me  keep up with my housework!
(You realize that I am ever so slightly domestically challenged, right?)
You need to have a friend and friendship like this (sorry, I have dibs on Jen).
SO figure out who and how and bless one another!
You already know someone who is good at something you stink at.
So work it out and be mutually blessed.
Jen doesn’t know it yet, but I have some secret plans for our New Year exercise “regime”.

331. The right and freedom to vote
332. AN amazing message by our visiting missionary from France
333. Teachers who get it
334. God’s ways (don’t understand but recognize their perfection)
335. How God can use so many little things to bless and teach me and others
336. Poetry overflowing from within lately- I go with the flow

Have a wonderful week!

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Dawn Paoletta is a life enthusiast who loves to juggle words, chug coffee, and journal excessively. You can find her gathering stones on the beach most mornings. She enjoys hanging out with her hubby, daughter and family pets in Narragansett, RI and shares her passion, poetry and prose @Enthusiastically, Dawn.

4 thoughts on “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like… Monday!

  1. You've packed much into this Monday morning post. I signed up for the 40 day study on Bonhoeffer. I read his biography years ago so this should be good, especially for the times in which we now live. So sad to see the photos of the destruction from Hurricane Sandy. My hometown was impacted greatly in Long Island. Most of my friends now have power restored but much clean up still to do.And I will have to hop over to your 5 minute post …blessings and love,Debbie


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