We’re celebrating birthdays, first jobs, and the end of school this May! It’s amazing how each month wraps up with so many milestones to remember.
I loved spending the afternoon exploring Navy Pier with my dear friend from Georgia. When work trips bring people to the best city in the world I’ll gladly make the trip to spend quality time in person talking about the important and unimportant things life brings.
In Lessons from the Sidelines, I write about how it’s important to pursue in-person friendship rather than allowing isolation of online connections to become your priority. I’m so grateful for the times when those I treasure most are back in my orbit.
There were a lot of heartaches to absorb this month. As the wife of an educator, the mother of two bi-racial sons, and the daughter-in-law of a former Chicago Police officer I find myself hearing many sides of every discussion when tragedy strikes. Similarly, because I grew up in the church and today I continue to work with ministries impacted by the SBC I’m acutely aware of the devastating ripple impact of the most recent Southern Baptist Conference investigation.
Even before the darkest of information was released our pastor included this quote in his sermon message about the beatitudes. I’ve continued to reflect on this as those who claim to follow Jesus argue their choices were made to further the mission of The Great Commission.
This month I loved episode 97 from the podcast No Stupid Question which asks “Are Women Really Less Happy Than Men?” The conversation was enlightening and for the most part balanced.
I’ve read and listened to audiobooks to 28 books so far this year. This is by far the best year of content consumption I’ve had in well over a decade and I’m thrilled with this achievement. I’ve got a ton of amazing books on my list for the summer and now that work is slowing down a bit I’m actually finding time to hang out and savor what I’m reading a bit longer.
What are you celebrating this month? Head over the Heather Gerwing’s blog to share and see what others are posting as well.