I'm grateful Spring is on its way, although I'm a little sad to stow away my boots. If all works out, the hubs and I will take a short, but sweet, ride through the countryside tomorrow in search of some picturesque church buildings and flowering trees.
In other words ... ROAD TRIP!
Before I move forward into Spring, I find it such a helpful practice to reflect on the month that has slipped away. March was a good month in so many ways.
Here in my corner of the world:
All winter, our weather had been so mild, we were braced for change at any time. After all, the motto in the part of the country where I live is, "You don't like the weather? Just hang on, it changes hourly." It was felt our good fortune to have such a warm winter would change at any moment.
On March 13th, prospects look good for snow.
By lunch time, it was gone ... And, eighteen days later ...
our town square looked like Spring!
We finished up 1st Thessalonians in my Adult Bible Class and started on 2nd Thessalonians. We've had some really good discussions. March drawing to a close makes me feel a bit sad as I'm losing one of my students: the Pastor. Pastor and his family have decided to move to Alabama.
I'm going to love them anyway, but still!
The first Wednesday in March was my turn to share a message at our Wednesday night bible study. I was so excited about the insights God gave me on What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do that I not only shared with my church family but I wrote up a series of posts sharing the 6 Steps I feel God gave me. You can find the links to first four posts here. I will finish up in April
On the Blog:
Besides my series, I discussed the fact the Lord has told us "Do Not Fear" more than any other command on one of my Morning Pages, the March 10 edition, and shared an interesting dream about grace on March 23rd.
The most viewed post in March was my February Wrap-Up which didn't get published until March 3.
I've been busy.
I'm excited to see what April will bring!
Since I like to also include 5 highlights on my wrap-up posts, I will end by listing them (one of my very favorite things to do!):
- I'm thankful our Farewell Fellowship for the Pastor and his Family was a huge success.
- I'm loving looking back on some great services in March. The presence of the Lord was very sweet at our church!
- Thankful the babies learned to eat soup this month (on their own - without us feeding it to them). They loved it, although I'm convinced part of the fun was slurping from a spoon. Since I love to make soup, this was a very good thing.
- I've been reading All In by Mark Batterson, and getting so much out of it. What a blessing to have access to the church library!
- Quote of the month:
“The Bible is meant to be bread for daily use, not cake for special occasions” Cyndi Spivey
As Brody says at the end of Papa's prayers: AAAAAA-Men!
This post will be linked to Friday's Fave Five and Arabah Joy's Grace&Truth.