Tuesday, July 2, 2019

June Reflection Journal #14

June was quite the busy month here at the Journey. Two family birthdays, Father’s Day and a vacation added to the everyday crazy made the month whiz by like a runaway train.

Something That Made Me Smile

Of course, the excitement of the twins turning five was a highlight of the month. I can hardly believe our grand twinsies are so big. They asked for a cake covered in strawberries, so I was happy to oblige. It’s the little things!

This month, we visited my sister in Tennessee. It’s so peaceful there and such gorgeous views. I’m excited because I took a lot of photos; and now I’ve much to work with in PicMonkey, my favorite photo editing program.

Something That Made Me Think

Also, in June, I finished up a series of coaching sessions with life coach, Leah Adams.

You guys! It was so valuable to me. I highly recommend the process if you get a chance to do so, and, of course, I highly recommend Leah to serve as the life coach.

I enjoyed uninterrupted blocks of time to talk about me … something I hardly ever get to do! As an outsider looking in, she could point out things I’d never considered. I’ve a feeling I’ll still be thinking and pondering our discussions for months to come.

A Win For The Month

I was asked to share 10 minutes on prayer for a Ladies’ meeting, and that 10 minutes morphed into a series for the blog. I laid the groundwork of the series with my little talk, so I felt like it was a win-win for the amount of time invested. The series, titled “The 5 Questions of Prayer: Who, What, Why, Where and How,” has covered the first three questions, and we will finish up in July.

Share Something That Spoke To You

For this prompt in my reflection journal, I’m going to share some links of posts read in June that were like manna to my soul.

Self Discipline: A Matter of Grit and Grace - Michele Morin's post on the life of Elisabeth Elliot is so good! As a writer, it's comforting to know that she sometimes talked of “taking herself by the scruff of the neck” and sitting herself down to write, too.

10 Reasons God’s Always a Faithful Father by Karen Girl Friday

On Being Fully Known, Yet Never Rejected by Scott Sauls - "Instead of the old mission of reputation management and investing loads of energy into controlling what other people think about us, we can go about the new mission of our chief end—learning what it means to glorify and enjoy God." Amen and Amen!

And, I've discovered podcasts! Here are just few notable ones:

Things Above Podcast, June 5, 2019

Things Above Podcast, June 12, 2019

Next Right Thing Podcast, #80

You’re welcome!
Share a favorite picture

I love how a historic church established in 1790 is still functioning today and having VBS! This church is found in Jonesborough, TN.

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


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  1. Lovely post Jerralea! We have two sets of twins in our big combined family identical twin girls & one had non identical twin boys who are now 5!

    You're most welcome to join me in a cuppa,
    Bless you,

  2. Wow, I can't believe the twins are 5 already! Where did the time go?


  3. Jerralea,

    It was such an honor that you chose me to journey with you as your Life Coach. Thank you. I really appreciate the mention so very much!

    Happy Independence Day!

  4. Such a fun look at June! I love getting to know you a bit more. The idea of a life coach also interests me. I'm glad to know that Leah Adams does this. Happy July!


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