I wasn’t sure I would participate in this but left a section open in my awesome new 2015 planner and notebook just in case I wanted to jot a few things down. When you hear a writer say something oxymoron like I just said, ignore it – just read on!
Emily Freeman, a fellow North Carolina sister, writes over at Chatting in the Sky and she does this monthly review and asks bloggers to join her. I can never turn down an invitation to a good party, so here goes.
What I Learned in January 2015
On Community: How important community, with a like-minded group of women, is. (Right off the bat, bad sentence structure – but this is straight from my journal.) The 31-Days Survivors group on Facebook has been the healing balm of Gilead for me. The past two winters have been nothing short of exhaustingly HARD. The Sisterhood of this group has been good medicine.
On Writing: I am a writer. I am not at peace with my inner self unless I WRITE.
On Publishing: I am a self-proclaimed publishing house. The process of editing, formatting, publishing, for me, is almost as rewarding as writing the material. My blog is the magazine I’ve always wanted to be publisher of!
On Living: Just Do It! Don’t be hung up on external conditions and quit using weather as a crutch.
On Wonder: Working from home affords little wonder, but God told me in November 2014 to look for wonder in the mundane. #oneword2015: WONDER. And, I am learning full moons, awesome sunsets, birds at the feeders, wild turkeys in our back woods, which I’ve enjoyed this month are God’s wonder on His earth canvas.
On The Word: In November 2014 I heard a message at The Cove and the speaker shared WORD FIRST, so before I read anything else I read THE WORD. Isaiah and Acts are almost complete. I despise ‘read through the Bible’ schedules because it is eye-reading, I want soul-reading. My desire is to read and be changed.
On The Mundane: I learned by adding disposable diaper absorbent crystals to potting soil helps soil stay moist. Ms. Ponytail Palm and Mr. Corn Plant never looked better. I learned a new way to cook spaghetti in a skillet does not work with gluten-free pasta. I learned that Trader Joe’s Super Soft Bathroom Tissue is the ultimate in toilet paper.
On Relationship: I am grateful every single day for my hubs – he drives me bats but, we sure do laugh a lot. My daughter is the SWOE (strongest woman on earth). My granddaughter has my heart. My grandson is a boy (’nuff said!).
What did you learn in January?