Share Four Somethings August 2018

I’m linking up for another month of #sharefoursomethings with Heather Gerwing. I’m loving this quick monthly reflection! You can check out what I said in July here.

Something Loved

I loved getting to spend time with girlfriends in July and August! When my dorm roommate came to my state with her husband and four kids I hopped in the car to spend the afternoon watching her kids run around a playground while we caught up on life. It’s a special treasure to have friends with whom conversation starts up as if it ended yesterday anytime we see each other.

 

Something Said

This month I officially joined the Friday Night Wives writing team! I’m so excited to partner with this ministry that I love so much to encourage coaches’ wives. Check out my recent blog article Top Ways to Support a Coaching Family In Season here.

Something Learned

This month I learned that life is better with audiobooks! I’ve been so frustrated with my lack of reading time this year that when I discovered the Libby app I quickly added the maximum amount of books to my waiting list that’s allowed. I’ve listed to books that have sat on my kindle for over a year and I’ve loved every one of them!

I initially resisted audiobooks because I like to take notes while I read. This is the one downside of listening instead of reading, but I’ve also learned that I don’t need as many notes as I think I do. I can always go back to a section if I find I’m really impacted by a quote or paragraph.

On the pros side of the audiobook list is that I can hear the author’s intended tone when writing. This has given me a new perspective on authors and I’m loving it!  I’m listening through Hoopla and the Libby app for free thanks to our library!

Something Read

While audiobooks are getting me through my book list, I’m still reading my favorite blogs! Why I’ll Never Be a Football Widow had my clapping my hands. Y’all I cannot STAND that saying! Especially when said jokingly. I’m so thankful I’m not the only one.

So that’s my four somethings for August! Head over the Heather Gerwing’s blog Friday to read what other’s are saying!

Share Four Somethings – July 2018

I can’t believe we’ve blown through another month! These four weeks have been packed with camping, football practices, family visits and rest. I’m linking up with Heather Gerwing for #sharefoursomethings again and highlighting my favorite things from July!

Something Loved

I loved my weekend alone while my men were camping. It’s one of my favorite family traditions, which is ironic since I don’t participate in the actual camping part. But as the mother of pre-teen boys, I am deeply grateful for my husband’s willingness to pour wisdom and truth into them while seeking adventure.

Something Said

This month for The Glorious Table I wrote about Barna Research Group’s newest report about how Generation Z is processing their faith. It’s alarming to me how far we’re moving as a nation from the Biblical definition of faith found in Hebrews 11. I believe this is a situation where we cannot bury our head in the sand and expect it to work itself out.

Something Learned

I’ve spent the summer in 1 and 2 Corinthians with the summer She Reads Truth study. A friend and I decided to invest in the workbooks and I’m so thankful we did. This has been a timely study and the weekly discussions have added an important layer.

While this is not something new, this month I have been reminded how important it is to compare what other people say the Bible says to what the Bible actually says.

Something Read

As an Enneagram 2 I relate on MANY levels to this post by fellow coach’s wife Kelly Youngblood. She says. “When you’ve moved around as much as I have, belonging is a lot harder to come by and fitting in is–in the short run–is a lot easier.”  Read more on Kelly’s post How Do You Like Your Eggs.

 

Head over to Heather’s blog to read what others are sharing this month!

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Share Four Somethings – June 2018

Can you believe another month is in the books? Summer is flying by here in the Midwest. We’ve had a crazy weather month but we’re also enjoying exploring new coffee shops and restaurants in our current community. I’m linking up with Heather Gerwing for another month of #sharefoursomethings.

Something Loved

We celebrated wedding Anniversary 17 this past week! I loved our time away at the FCA Getaway earlier this month as well as a few hours on a “real” date just the two of us this Saturday.

Something Said

This month the Attorney General took the Bible extremely out of context with a terrible interpretation of Romans 13. Having written a blog post months prior about my studies through BSF in the Book of Romans, I was reminded again how important it is to read the Bible instead of just taking other people’s word about what is in there. The timing was interesting, I scheduled my post to automatically post around the same time all the Romans 13 conversations were happening.

Something Learned

I learned this month that sometimes we need a vacation before we realize we need a vacation. Our Preseason getaway was the breath of fresh air I needed in many ways. I loved having girl time with my nieces, exploring the Wisconsin Dells with our kids for the first time and turning off the computer.

Something Read

I discovered the Lose the Cape community this month. I just finished their most recent book focused on parenting teens and I can’t begin to tell you how relieved I am to have found this amazing resource!

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