Saturday, June 1, 2019

May Reflection Journal - #13





Something That Made Me Smile
During Memorial Day, we had lots of goodies at our meal. Cupcakes were on the menu. Brody asked, more than once, for a "pupcake." Could it be because he is so into Paw Patrol that "pup" comes out of his mouth frequently?

Something That Made Me Think
This month has been a month of searching for goodness and mercy in the midst of several medical issues. What a blessing to read Emily Freeman's post, Read This Before Graduation! In it she quoted James Bryan Smith, who says, “the kingdom of God is not in trouble and neither am I.”

I'm reminded once again to have faith that goodness and mercy are pursuing me.


A Win For The Month
I participated in my first Instagram challenge and finished all twelve days.

You can go here to see what I did. You can find me on Instagram @jerralea

Share Something That Spoke To You
This month, Rachel Held Evans, passed away. While I heartily disagreed with her on some things, she and I had in common a love for the church.  Here is one of my favorite things she has said:


“As my friend Ed puts it: “When you join a church you’re just picking which hot mess is your favorite.” 
― 
Rachel Held Evans, Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church

At my local church, we had some of our people complete the membership process this month. Thank you for deciding to join our hot mess!



Share a favorite picture


This was really taken in April, but I'm still crushing on this photo of the twins and their aunt TT.

How about you? What's been going on in your world? Leave a comment and share!


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9 comments:

Michele Morin said...

I do love these end of month posts, and I also love the "hot mess" where I worship each week. Thanks for all you shared! And blessings to you!

ellen b. said...

Hope those medical issues are resolved and not an ongoing issue. Happy June to you!

betty said...

Good for you for doing the Instagram challenge and finishing it. Seemed like it was a good month. I hope the health issues resolve.

Betty

Lesley said...

I enjoyed reading about your month! Well done with the Instagram challenge, and I like te Rachel Held Evans quote!

Susan said...

I like that quote! Good one.

Christine Malkemes said...

My dear friend, thanks so much for your consistent and faithful words of encouragement. I'm not too sure about instagram so I'll step back from that one. I was greatly saddened by Rachel Held Evan's death. We will not always be in agreement with others but we will all agree on God's love and His ministry of reconciliation.

You're the best..

Chris

KellyRBaker said...

I enjoyed your fun roundup, Jerralea! The twins are too cute!

Jennifer said...

Congrats on finishing the IG challenge - why are those things so hard to see to the end??!:) Enjoyed your look back at May!

Megan Hall said...

I loved the quote by Rachel Held Evans.