It is your lucky day.
Or evening, depending on when you find yourself in my space.
You are in for a treat. It’s time for my month end link up with Emily over at Chatting at the Sky. We come up with a random list of all the things we learned during the month and then link up with other bloggers to share our lists with YOU, our readers. And if you get bored and need a good laugh, click over there and read some other bloggers’ lists. Some of them are wet your pants funny!
It’s fun and a nice change up from all of my thought provoking usual posts. (That was a joke. You can laugh.)
So happy day, y’all~ Hope I put a smile on your face!
1. For a while now I’ve thought that I may want one more baby. Four weeks of keeping my 10 week old niece has assured me that I absolutely do not want another baby. Ever. I love her fat squishy rolls and her slobber kisses and the fact that at 5:30 every day, she gets to go home. Thank you, Jesus.
2. Saying yes to an 8 o’clock shake at Sonic with all the kids and new friends is always worth it. Even when the play area at Sonic is covered in sand and the sand sticks to all your sweaty kids and you find out less than a month later, your new friends are moving far, far away. Do it and let the kids slurp sand with their shakes and then hose them off when you get home. Oh, and let yourself mourn for the friendship that could have been. There’s always Facebook.
3. I do not like Twitter. I don’t understand all the hashtags and @’s and tagging and I don’t think I want to. I’ve tried, but I feel a break up coming. I really hate that for all 88 of my followers. They will sorely miss me.
4. I just discovered that my favorite kind of coffee may just be pour over coffee. And the hippest place in town, the one less than a mile from my front door, serves the best. In an effort to keep them in business, I buy quite a lot of coffee there. I also buy wine there too, but no one’s talking about that. This is the South, y’all. Women don’t talk about buying wine and stuff like that.
5. When life is tough and you need a little help hanging in there, a quick little trip down memory lane is sure to do the trick. Especially when your trip down memory lane includes a thirty minute pit stop on youtube and New Kids On The Block. I know y’all want a link so here you go. You can thank me in the comments. Jordan was always my favorite.
6. The new Justice store at our local mall and the one photo taken on Instragram to announce the big event, was all God used to open up some deep places in my heart. For 2 years, God has been revealing Himself to me in the small, and He showed up in the smallness of one store in our tiny mall, and I knew He had opened it for my girls and to remind me that He is about something great here, only His greatness is coming in small ripples and not in the giant tides for which I have prayed.
7. I am reading Jen Hatmaker‘s 7 and I really don’t like it. She makes me feel like I should give up all kinds of stuff and stop drinking Diet Coke and keep on wearing my holey cardigan. And I kinda like my stuff. A lot. Too bad I’ve already committed to hosting a book study this Fall, for this very book and I’ve already had some poor unsuspecting women signed up to come. Dang it. And I’m sorry y’all. I promise to serve more than chicken and spinach and water.
8. I believe that God can use our unique best to make much of Him in our city. I believe that He can take our memories and our hopes and our dreams and use them to cultivate a desire to live a better story here, to be Jesus to our neighbors, to be better stewards of our stuff, to live out the Gospel in word and deed. To bring glory to Himself through the mightiness of pen and paper and keyboard and screen…through the art of storytelling.