This past weekend, my step son turned 26. My husband turned 53, and my Abuelo turned 92. Each of my men is at a much different stage in life. I found myself looking back to my 20’s with a new perspective and thinking forward to my later years with curiosity. If only I could time travel and tell 20-year-old me to worry less! I look at my grandfather and see how hard he has worked and how well he has loved, and I pray that my life will be as meaningful as his. He is deeply loved and respected by so many.
Time slips by quickly. (I can’t believe it’s July already!). That is why on Fridays I try to create a list of the things God is teaching me — so that I don’t forget the important stuff.
Here in no particular order are the top ten things I learned this week:
1. Her.meneutics picked up a post from Kay Warren’s Facebook page that touched me deeply:
“Another day, another moment of surrender.
Another day, another opportunity to choose joy.
Another day to live seriously disturbed,
and gloriously ruined for your Kingdom.
I am yours.”
“Marriage has shown me that His story,
even in the deepest valleys,
is better than anything I could write for myself.”
3. Revival will never come if I don’t get on my knees and ask for it to begin with me. If you read anything at all this week, please read this prophetic post by Beth Moore.
4. “Love covers so much.“ (Thank you for this reminder, Sarah!)
5. “Love and prayer are mighty works indeed.” I discovered this devotional post through a friend’s Facebook page. Have you ever read The Daily Bread? I used to read it every day when I was in high school — This is how I spent my quiet time in my early years as a Christ follower.
6. I was overjoyed this week to discover Statigram (Instagram Online).
7. Lisa at Lisa’s Notes taught me that “Mercy is Freedom’s sidekick.”
8. In less than ten minutes, I can do something flirty and fun for my husband. The Dating Divas provide inspiration every Friday in their “Love on the Run” posts.
10. Kristen at We are THAT Family provided another great idea for an end of school year tradition: How to Host a Kid’s Day
Q4U: What did you learn this week?
I am joining Jesse and friends this weekend for