Is May really over? Where did my Spring go? Time is slipping through my fingers, and I want to grab it back. As an exercise of gratitude and grace, I am stopping today to share lessons learned in hopes of capturing those moments before the memory fades.
- I discovered a sugar-free recipe dessert that my hubby loves, and I can serve when people come over for dinner. It’s like Ambrosia light!
- Trolling on Instagram sometimes leads to gold. A friend of a friend posted a picture of a park that was close to home, on the water, and completely new to me. We did a little exploring using our GPS, and now we have a happy place to visit.
- Ten years after I stopped teaching, I can still quote most of Mark Antony’s soliloquy from Julius Caesar. However, I cannot remember my current email password. Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears and your memory.
- God loves to repeat Himself to make sure I am listening. Earlier this month, I shared with you about how God is teaching me to appreciate the gift of just breathing. Then, last night I opened up chapter 5 to read a little Deidra Riggs and discovered the chapter was titled “Breathless.”
We are infinitely and exquisitely crafted by the God who gives us this one race to run. We should not underestimate the breath in our lungs and how it links us to the One who gives us life. Every breath we breathe is a gossamer testimony rising toward the heavens.
- My mom bought me an electric pressure cooker and showed me how to use it. Let us pray that I do not blow the house up.
- I moved around the furniture in the family room and made room for a $100 table I bought on Amazon. Viola! Now, I have a beautiful spot by the window to think, breathe, dream, and write. Yay!
- Music is my current blog muse. I’ve written several posts lately inspired by lines from songs.
- Just Breathe was written after listening to Johnny Diaz on the radio the same week my husband passed his breathing test.
- Heaven Fall Down was inspired by the musical genius Phil Wickham on a rainy day after I’d read Hosea 6:3 during my quiet time.
- Break Every Chain was written after I spent a weekend worshipping with Travis Cottrell at a Living Proof Live Event, and then coming across Paxton Ingram’s performance on The Voice on Facebook. And, because God loves to repeat Himself, the morning after I hit publish, the version by The Digital Age came on the radio on the drive to work.
Let’s Talk: What did you learn in May?