Well, hello there. I haven’t shared a whole lot of personal stuff lately because well, yeah. Things have been hard. And also good. And they’re changing (please, Lord Jesus, for the better), and I’m a tad overwhelmed.
The biggest news? Gabe got a job, and he starts tomorrow. Woohoo! (we’d love your prayers–this is a huge step for him and for our fam)
We just got back from an awesome week in Michigan with old friends. And glory to God, our 3 girls and their 4 boys got along BEAUTIFULLY even if they didn’t know each other from Adam when we got to the cabin a week ago. Such a blessing.
And who knew Michigan was so stunning?? Beaches and forests and turquoise water and sand dunes. Holy cow.
Right before Michigan, I took a really fun road trip to Illinois with my sweet friend Ali. I loved getting to spend so much time with her. She’s balm to my soul. I also got to hug Jen Hatmaker, so that was pretty cool. And I left the only pair of shoes (flip-flops) I took to Illinois in Illinois. (don’t ask)
Lots going on around these parts.
I have some really great books to tell you about.
And our Fall Read-Along is going to start the 2nd week of September. Our book selection is Deepening the Soul for Justice, and I’m SO EXCITED about it. It’s only 40 pages long and super-affordable, so I think it’s doable for ALL. And you’re not going to want to miss it. It’s life-changing. Really.
My mind and heart are all a-swirl, and hopefully, I can get some of it out on paper (virtually speaking) sometime soonish. I also wouldn’t mind being funny again.
The girls and I are slowly easing back into homeschooling. Okay, who am I kidding? Un-schooling. (e-book coming in early 2014)
Soccer’s starting up. Livi and Ava are on the same team, and Gabe’s their coach.
I like fall, but it’s so short, and then winter. Ugh. So depressing. And ever since we spent half of December and half of January in Cambodia, I just never want to be in Ohio (or America) for another winter ever again.
Anyway. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
I’m excited to see what God’s up to in the coming months and trying hard to focus on the good and not worry about the rest.
So how about you? As we head into this new season, what are you most looking forward to?