July 6, 2012

What I Did During My Blog Vacation

~Witnessed God's providence as my man started a new job. We wholeheartedly testify to the truth of Romans 8:28.

~Read some great fiction. The Distant Hours, The Flight of Gemma Hardy, Hannah Coulter, and The Homecoming of Samuel Lake.

~Fell woefully behind in The Book Club at Desiring Virtue's selection of According to Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible. It's a great book, but I'm trying to read it slowly to soak it all in.

~Celebrated as our girl finished 8th grade.

~Enjoyed a few days at the beach with friends.

~Registered our girl for high school classes.

~A new start in high school deserves a new room.  Moved our girl into a bigger room and did an extreme room makeover while she was away at missions camp.

~Missed her like crazy while she was gone, but delighted in some alone time with my man.

~Listened eagerly as she shared her camp experiences.

~Realized (AGAIN) how quickly the years are passing. There's little time left to influence this young woman and to give her a firm foundation in the Lord. I am determined to make each day count.

~Stumbled into sin, time and time again. I am so thankful for God's grace and mercy!

~Spent hours in the car at field hockey practice (thus, the reading of good books) and on the sidelines cheering during games.

~Spent hours on the softball sidelines cheering for my man and our church's coed softball team.

~Created a guest room.  Visitors are welcome!

~Got inspired by redesigned spaces and fresh coats of paint to do even more simplifying.

~Pared down my Google Reader.

Nothing terribly exciting - just the ebb and flow of a life marked by tremendous blessings and a faithful God.


Kim said...

Sounds like a very productive time.

Jillian, Inc said...

I'm in the midst of paring down, cleaning out (basement done!) and READING like crazy. Time away from things is good. Missed you and glad you're back!

jenmom said...

Our girls must be around the same age...my oldest is beginning 9th grade this fall also. I too sense the "time is flying by" thing as well.
Blessed to be reading your posts again!

Nikole Hahn said...

You were busy. :o)

Angela said...

I found your blog through "Housewife Theologian." I'm really enjoying what I'm reading so far. I love that you post that you stumbled into sin again and again on your vacation. I can totally relate. So freeing to hear that other women also struggling with doing what we don't want to do and not doing what we want to do, even on vacation. Thanks for writing this blog. Blessings!

Carrie said...

:D I love that you created a guest room. And I think it would be amazing to be a visitor in it someday.

I'm also happy when you come back to blogging.

Judith said...

I wish my Summer had been so productive. Weather in UK is so bad this year that I can't even do our garden :-(