Emily Freeman has posted her What I Learned linkup and I’m ready to think back and see if I learned anything new in November. It would be a terrible waste of 30 days if I didn’t.
- College football is so much more fun and engaging than pro ball. My daughter, two grandchildren, and I have been a traveling band of four for about 13 years – road trips are our specialty and we have learned to do them well. We headed to Lynchburg, VA on a very rainy November morning for the last home game of the Liberty University Flames. Kickoff was 3:30 and we made it in time for a quick stop in the campus book store and over to the hotel to get checked in. In full rain gear we headed to the field. In spite of a wet first half of the game, we had a ball. The game itself was excellent, complete with fireworks and shooting flames over the locker room every time the home team scored! The halftime show was a tribute to the military, complete with a surprise reunion of a soldier and his family. The sky cleared and the temperature dropped in the third quarter. It was another successful trip for the weekend marauders!
- Anniversaries get better on the other side of 30! We celebrated 31 years on the eleventh and it never ceases to amaze both of us we survived and we’re “still crazy after all these years!” This anniversary even brought roses to the table!
- Terrorism hurts even when it’s not in your own country. Our hearts grieved for the loss of life in Paris, France.
- This is not a new lesson, but a reminder of the blessing of friendship – my Tennessee friends and I met for our quarterly girls’ luncheon, we laughed until we cried, ate wonderful food, and did I say, we laughed?
- Fair Trade items are the way to go. To purchase beautiful, hand-crafted items knowing the money is going to help an orphanage in the Nuba Mountains of the Sudan? Is a wonderful thing.
- I love the process of creating a book. To write the words, format the pages, edit and proof, it is what I love to do. 31 Days in Proverbs is now a “real” book!
- Thanksgiving is never a disappointment and there are always new questions to keep a family around the table long after the eating is done!
- I learned how to make Palmiérs. Thank you, Ina Garten.
…give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5.18
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