When the calendar page flips over to a new month it’s time for “what I learned”, linking up at Emily P. Freeman’s. By the way, Emily, has a new book out called, Simply Tuesday, which is getting rave reviews. It’s on my winter stack of books to read!
August was a good month. Not sure I learned anything monumental but I know there is a lesson in one of those 31 days for sure!
- The best laid plans are sometimes delayed! In this case, cancelled. (Proverbs 16.9) I was scheduled to attend my first-ever blogging retreat with the tribe from Five Minute Friday, in Nashville TN. My daughter and I were to have a mom/daughter weekend. But, daughter had to make an unexpected trip to South Florida. I was going to go alone, but I felt such a nudge in my spirit to stay home and I did. There is no outward evidence of why I stayed home but sometimes trust is blind. Amen?
- It is always good to spend time with my sister, my one and only sibling. My sis and her friend made a trip to South Charlotte and hubs and I cancelled our already-made plans for the day and went down to spend the day. Nothing (much) better than sister time! (1 Samuel 18.1)
- Redeem the time – every single moment. I don’t want to waste a second of my time. Every day is a gift and I want to live believing that. Shift your schedule, re-assess the to-do’s at hand and experience a moment you can never take back. (Ephesians 5.16a)
- Summertime is a wonder. We live in the mountains so we don’t have scorching temps to contend with (but we don’t have A/C either) and there are so many things to love about summer. Hummingbirds, picnics, worship service at the Lake, gardening, fresh veggies, TOMATOES, dinners on the front porch, girlfriend’s, and creekside chats. (Psalm 74.17)
- Journaling can be done in quickhand. I am as faithful to my daily journal as the sun is to shine, but in August? It just seems to not get done. August entries are short and sweet! (Habakkuk 2.2)
- I become a slackard. Summertime swipes away my morning time with the Lord. It is bright outside at 6:30 and there are weedeaters and mowers calling my name. I do a lot of
yardworkhardwork to maintain almost 2 acres of yard and grounds. I read something the other day, to pray without ceasing means to never say “amen.” That’s me, one continuous conversation with the Lord all day long! (1 Thessalonians 5.17)
- My nesting instinct gets strong. I’ve learned that August finds me thinking about being prepared. Call the propane company. Check the pantry. Order new linens if necessary for warmth. Do you nest? (Proverbs 30.25)
Here are some summer pics. Enjoy!
August is over but my zinnias are still blooming, a few hummers are still humming, the rotten yellow jackets are attacking, the grapes are ripening, the wine is brewing and my most favorite season of them all is almost here!
What did you learn in August?
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