Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Two hours

It's a Wednesday afternoon and I'm about to resume tackling the day's editing tasks. I sometimes call it my labada ("Dami kong labada ngayon ah"), but it's not really a complaint. I love what I do, editing and writing from home.

This morning, I finished writing two articles, and as soon as I sent the second one out by e-mail, I grabbed my bag and hopped in the car. It's time for my weekly meeting with a bunch of women, most of them moms, some still single, but all interested to take time out for two hours to study God's word.

We do it right in the middle of the week, in the middle of the day. It's a great reminder that in the midst of a busy week and a busy day, we need to be quiet and find out what lessons we can learn from the Bible and apply in our lives. I love that we all come from different backgrounds, but are brought together by a common interest. We learn from each other, pray for each other, hug each other. We share food, parenting tips, marriage advice, beauty tips, even tricks to sleep better. And yes, we share lots of laughter, and sometimes tears too. Recipes? Hmm, maybe soon.

Two hours later, I rush out yet refreshed deep within, ready to go back to work again. Can't wait for next Wednesday.

BOOK OF THE WEEK: Right now I'm reading Bad Girls of the Bible and What We Can Learn from Them by Liz Curtis Higgs. I've only read the first chapter so far, which is about Eve, but I can tell that this book is worth reading. We can truly learn from these Bible characters.

VERSE OF THE WEEK: Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:25