Hello everyone, and happy Friday. I hope your week has been lovely and fruitful.
It's long been my practice to end my week by looking back and counting my blessings. I highly recommend doing so. Big or small, these blessings add joy to the journey.
This week brought the culmination of a lot of my previous busy activity.
Saturday was our first ever Leadership Conference at my church. It went very well and already there are things we are planning for the next one. Leadership is one of my very favorite subjects, both to teach and to learn. A leader is always learning!
Sunday was one of those days when the house was full and everyone was upbeat. The Lord ministered beautifully during all the services. I. Love. My. Church.
Wednesday was my turn to speak in midweek services and we continued our study on James, focusing on chapter two. I love James so much, but he writes some strong stuff. As my buddy Dayna says, "James is hard-core," so his teachings are perfect for a Wednesday night crowd (who are usually your more committed believer).
So now, a little sigh of relief, my work on James 2 is done ... but not for long because James 3 and next month are already looming on the horizon.
I do so love studying the Word, don't you?
Another joy this week was my time with the twins. Baylee is so sweet and wanting to give kisses all the time, whereas Brody loves to be a clown. He loves to make faces at dinner and then look to see if we noticed. I also think it's adorable when he finishes and holds his plate up and asks "Mort?" (more). They are good eaters which, of course, always brings joy to this Mimi's heart.
Don't we all love to feed those we love?
Another thing I've been doing this week is reading Shelly Miller's "Rhythm of Rest." Love this book which will be available soon. You can read more about it in my post, Books, Books and more Books. She has definitely been giving me food for thought. I admit this is a tough topic for Type A personality such as mine.
And on a more shallow note ... my stylist gave me an adorable cut last night. I think it's her best work yet. I just feel much more positive when my hair looks good.
And so wraps up another week on the Journey ... What about you? Did you have any special joys pop up in the midst of your busy? I'd love to know! Leave a comment, or share your story at Susanne's space, Living to Tell the Story. I know she'd love you to participate.
I'll also be sharing this post at #FreshMarketFriday and Word of God Speak, two wonderful communities for the Christian blogger.