Emily Freeman, a fellow North Carolina sister, writes over at Chatting in the Sky, (honestly) one of my favorite blogs and offers the “what I learned” linkup each month. I enjoy doing this because it causes me to reflect on the month and think on things I would normally put in the to be deleted file of my brain. Even if you don’t blog or journal, it is a fun list to make. For those of you who kindly comment, please share at least one thing you learned in April!
In addition, I learned:
It is never too late, nor is someone ever too old, to complete a dream! I read the most delightfully true story about Emma Gatewood, the first woman to do a complete hike-through of the Appalachian Trail at 67-years young, in 1955. Her story is an inspiration and can be read for free as a Kindle Unlimited! Check it out here.
One cannot quickly go into a Hobby Lobby for ONE item. My daughter and I were going to run in for one jewelry-making purchase. 75 minutes and $40 later we exited the store!
Although I can almost not believe I am saying this…I much prefer reading on my Kindle than holding a book in my hands. Books are just so heavy! LOL!
Every spring I get this little fearful thing going on in my brain that I won’t be able to keep up with the yardwork. Doubt! Be gone! I can and I will.
God is really into numbers. You’ve heard that He isn’t, right? Well, He is. Just read Ezra 2.
We live in a relatively small, connected world. An earthquake can ravish a city in a country over 7,900 miles away and I have friends to pray for in that foreign place. Amazing.
In the writing world, I am blessed to be a part of LifeNotes Cafe as a weekly blogger; and, to be included in the online Granola Bar Devotional!
And, one thing I learn over and over, every single month, by just observing and listening, All that glitters isn’t gold!
What did you learn in April?
Marni Nicholas says
I learned a few things throughout this month. One, those nasty little sawflies come back year after year and wreak pure havoc on my Lady Banks Rose plant, not to worry next year!!! I’ll get you!! Two, how to spell “wreak” correctly. Three, my husband hoards quarters. Lastly and certainly the most profound lesson learned was that I am in charge of my emotions. Period. End of discussion. Really, its just like that. I don’t want to feel bitter or depressed or sad or lonely. So I’m not, I wont. Just be happy. Jesus loves ME!!! This I know. I’m so thankful that I’m grateful!
Daughter, your lessons were so much more important than mine! How does one get rid of Sawflies?
Anita Ojeda says
It sounds (and looks) like you had a lovely month :). A Rose-breasted Grosbeak showed up in Holbrook last spring–a very rare occurrence!
Mr. & Mrs. Rose, are some of my favorite summer visitors!
Barbara Deatherage says
I learned that I can still quilt! I was convinced that my eyesight was good enough for close work like that. However, last week I had pink eye and so was forced to stay home from work. I got bored, picked up the quilt, and, what do you know, I could see it just fine. She will finally get it for her third birthday!
Barbara, this is great – so glad you gave it a whirl!
Ron Drake says
Even Paul Blart can be “like a medicine” for any age. Laughter is a great thing!
“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine” (Proverbs 17:22).
Laughter is THE BEST medicine of all, PASTOR RON DRAKE. I am blessed and highly favored that you visited my online home today!!! Thank you!
Helemarie Reavis says
I’ve learned that I can be just.. Me.. I can laugh at myself, I can wear a wig, and dance around the house and be free to be me. My Lord has set me free to be myself and have fun doing it!! Thank you, Abba for loving me just the way Iam…
Yes, HM, we are free to be!!!
Cynthia Stuckey says
I love your little garden. Are you in NC? I feel like we may have had that chat before, but we lived in Raleigh/ Wake Forest area for about 8 years just before moving to Georgia. I still have a large soft spot for ALL of North Carolina.
And here, here on the Hobby Lobby lesson. I’ve never come out with only what I went in for. Not once. 🙂
Have a lovely weekend!
Cynthia…we are in NC and yes, I think we’ve chatted before!
Indeed all that glitters is not gold. I also have learned over the years that one cannot go into Hobby Lobby for just one thing. It is like trying to eat just one bag out of the bag of potato chips. I too really enjoy reading on my Kindle. I never thought I would hear myself saying that either.
I learned this month that I really do like learning something new. Crystal Stine’s Creative Basics course was SO MUCH FUN and I am so sad that it is over. Today we had to create a Printable which I hope to offer as a download on my blog someday soon. It also has been fun to give my Twitter page and my blog etc a facelift. I have a feeling I will be creating a lot more graphics to go with my posts from now on! 🙂
Tara, I didn’t follow the class because I don’t do Instagram (I still have only a “dumb” phone) – but I love picmonkey and use it all the time.
Peggy Hoefl says
That you have been working on your utility area! I love it. Looks totally different.
That I can still walk 4 miles a day (thank you Lord for strong legs).
That I miss my children (and as always my “children” includes my “in-law children”, and my grands and my greats. Most are not in Florida where I am.
That I can live one hour from my BFF’s (and that includes my daughter and my grandson) and still get together with them routinely! I love my BFF’s.
That “Christian” people hurt and use other “Christian” people and don’t even cast one look back when they do.
That “Christian” people who have been hurt and used still love the Lord and no matter where they go (because they usually have to leave the congregation they were in), they still will be obedient to what the call is on their lives!
Like this sister!
I like your list, sister!
Messy Mom says
Beautiful yard! Beautiful bird! I love that you shared that chapter from Ezra. God is into numbers and NAMES. My son’s name is Ezra by the way. It’s a family name, but the Biblical significance was equally as important to us. I loved your Hobby Lobby tale too by the way. I can relate!