~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.