These are my August “things.” I never want to stop learning or being inspired and I long for soul-satisying things in my life. Here is my August L I S T:
Loving: I have a love/hate relationship with The Beast – my non-electric treadmill; but I do love listening to podcasts while walking. My one word 2017 SUFFICIENT has proved itself to be quite sufficient these past eight months! HE IS SUFFICIENT!
Reading: My summer binge reading of beachy fiction is almost over. I have one more to finish, then I lay down the beach fiction. Mary Alice Monroe is an excellent storyteller – she lives in the Lowcountry of South Carolina and you can tell by her descriptions and familiarity with beaches, loggerhead turtles, bottlenose dolphins, the marshes, the puff mud – when she describes puff mud? You can almost smell it through the page. Her fiction is PG-21 and I have blushed a time or two but at 66-years old I handled it well. Next to read? I’m not quite sure.
Shopping for: August has been spent shopping for hubs. Trousers, silk tie, dress shirt. Today, three silk ties arrive from Amazon. We will make our selection and return the two that don’t work. THAT is how I shop. Amazon Prime earns its worth, every single day at our house.
Excited about: A trip to Charleston this weekend. For a family wedding. Downtown historic Charleston. How exciting is that! Our house-sitter, Walt, is at the ready to stand citadel over the Branch.
Trying to: Be patient and walk slowly and have joy on the journey.
Working on: Walking slowly and having joy! AND, having 52 Commands of Jesus for Children translated into Spanish. WHAT?
Enjoying: This past Sonday was our lakeside worship service and oh how I love that.
Using: Rodan and Field’s Hydration Serum. This stuff is a miracle potion!! Hubs, who suffers terribly with dry skin on his handsome face, is now scale-free! It’s pricey BUT one uses only a bit and that “bit” goes a long way. I am NOT a R&F person but I can hook you up with my niece, IF interested.
Wearing: Skechers Go Walk 3 on the treadmill. Croc Swiftwaters around the house and beyond. And, in August’s precarious weather? Several jammie days. Today? Flannel jammie bottoms, barefeet, a denim long sleeved shirt – yes, I am a fashion guru.
Planning: Our weekend trip to Charleston SC and trying to get dinner reservations at The Ordinary!
Singing: I haven’t really sang much this month. Hmm. I wonder why.
Needing: Peace in my heart and joy on the journey. Clarity on my Write31Days project – I NEED to work on it all September.
Learning: That change is really, really good. I love change, but most people do not. Our pastor announced his retirement a few months ago and we have voted in a new, young family. I am thrilled and excited to see what God is going to do. I am learning to go with the flow and see where we land! All for the Kingdom!
Listening to: Big band music in the kitchen on Saturday’s. I love the old classics: Tony Bennett, Andy Williams, Nat King Cole, and others I can’t think of their names. Whenever Andy Williams belts out Moon River? I think of my mom – she LOVED that song!
Watching: Beth Moore’s Living Proof. I was reminded by my sweet friend that Beth’s app was available on my iPad and I should be listening. I do like me some Beth Moore. She knows how to kick your booty with love!!! I needed some kicking too!!! I’m watching and listening to her The Most Talented People Under the Son series. If you are a creative? This is a must-hear. He created me with a craving to contribute.
Wishing/Praying/Hoping for: 3 John 4; still water; and a vet’s benefit for hubs.
Doing: Decluttering. Donating. Disposing. AND, praying for Texas and many other intense prayer needs.
Dreaming: Still water; 2020Vision; Casita Travel Trailer.
DIY project: Nothing really. A couple of white budding mums and colorful crotons were purchased and planted. I’ll be transitioning to fall soon – but no major DIY projects in the hopper!
Not crazy about: Summer coming to an end.
Now, your turn. Pick three things and share in the comments – pretty please with a pumpkin latte on the side?
This week I’ll be linking up with Inspire Me Monday, Tea and Word, Porch Stories, Coffee for Your Heart, Jennifer Dukes Lee, Tune In Thursday, Dance With Jesus, Fresh Market Friday, Glimpses of His Beauty, Salt and Light, Heart Encouragement, Thought-Provoking Thursday, Grace and Truth, Faith-Filled Friday, Seeking God, Glimpses of His Beauty.
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