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What I Learned This Week

"What I learned this Week" is a new meme for me. It's hosted by Jo-Lynne of Musings of a Housewife. You can join in or find other participating blogs by linking there.

The overall theme of Heart Choices is how our day to day choices determine what our tomorrows will become. And those choices impact our body, soul (mind, will and emotions), and spirit. I'm determined to be a life long learner.

No matter what age or season of life I'm in, I want to continue to ...always learn something new.

So, this meme is perfect for me. And here are a few of the things I learned this week:

  • It's fun to have a break once in a while. While hubby Greg was on an overnight trip, my friend Helen spent the night. We had time to talk and talk ...and talk.
  • Women talk so much more than men. LOL.
  • It's hard to follow 300 blogs. I reached my capacity!
  • Consecration is an ongoing process. After doing 7 days of laying it all down with Lisa Shaw's Ladies on a Mission ...I've only just begun.
  • I've learned that it's refreshing to be real and authentic. The past week of participating with Ladies on a Mission has been such a growth opportunity for me and a blessing.
  • We must continue to pray for our President, whether or not we agree with him. If you missed Tuesday's post on IOWT, you can read it here.
  • I've been listening to Scott Samter teach 1 John on his blog Opening His Word Together. I don't have to feel guilty that I can't meet every need that I see or know about. But when the Holy Spirit places a specific need on my heart I have the choice as to how I respond. If I say yes and allow Him to meet that need through me ...it brings me such joy.

I guess I've learned even more than this list but it's a start. I'll be on the alert for new things I learn so I can share.

I'll leave you with a photo of my prayer partner Helen. During our time together this week, we also spent time on our knees.

Debbie Petras
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  1. Wonderful lessons you have learned sweetie, love you.

  2. May God richly bless you Debbie as you lay it all down for Him and sacrifice it all for Him!

    Praising God for the work being done in you and through you!

    Much love and hugs,

  3. Good statement: "I don't have to feel guilty that I can't meet every need that I see or know about."

    We pray for Jesus to work through us and we do what we can. Good post. wb

  4. Thanks for joining in this week! Amen on having a break with a girlfriend. We ladies do like to gab. :-)

  5. What wonderful lessons. Thank you for sharing Debbie. I love the photo of your prayer partner Helen (of course I think her red hair is gorgeous!)!
    Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,

  6. I love grown-up sleepovers!!! A few times while my hubs has been on the road, I have spent the night at my friend Carol's house. There's nothing like staying up half the night talking with a girlfriend!

    And yes, it is SO important to pray for our president. I do not envy him that job!

  7. Yes, it was wonderful to have a sleep
    over. You are such a terrific hostess. I'm still thinking about those waffles!
    We had a prayer meeting at our little church tonight. It is a new church and was our first prayer meeting. It was a blessing, so sweet. Prayer is such a wonderful gift from God. (Sorry, no pics. this time. You're the only one that takes my pic. when I'm praying! LOL)

  8. Dear Debbie,
    I like people "busy being born".
    I also like the way you take responsibility,because the Bible tells you to do it, even when things aren't to your liking.

    I have also learned a few major things this week.
    The importance of staying in touch.
    A friend may have carried incredible burdens for a whole life, with me only knowing the top of the iceberg.

    That I should not stop trying, even with ME. Easy does it. This week I've been walking for 20 minutes every day. A huge victory.

    I finally learned how to link to other sources on my blog. Huge victory.

    That walking tall is good for my back , breathing and self esteem.
    I can do that too.

    Wow, how great it feels to share everyday victories.
    From Felisol

  9. Enjoyed reading this list and found myself nodding my head in agreement. Love that photo also.

  10. Congratulations on your blog ! And most importantly, thank you for that content which always makes me happy !!


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