We had a very busy Thanksgiving week. Lee’s parents came to visit us in Texas for the first time. We loved their visit and showing them around our new town. My grandmother passed away after suffering a stroke a few weeks ago, so we also had her funeral in ice-covered Oklahoma City. It was a sweet and sad time. We certainly enjoyed time together with the family, including cousins I hadn’t seen in ten years.
- If you don’t read Grace Table regularly, you’re missing out for sure. I love the team of writers there and the topics they cover. One of my favorites from the last couple weeks is A Guest List to Celebrate from Lori Harris, “Jesus is telling us to invite the people who will never be able to invite us to anything. Invite the folks who won’t be invited to one other party all year.”
- True Love Consents: Why Teach Christian Youth about Boundaries from Christianity Today is an important read. It’s about teaching our kids boundaries at every stage. Melanie’s example is of her son continuing to text a girl after the girl had asked him to stop because she was going to bed. We need to teach our kids to respect boundaries at the early stages so they learn discipline.
- I’ve been adding lots of pins to my Meals to Share Pinterest board. We’re eating 3-4 meals a week with others, so I need more recipes that feed a crowd!
- At the beginning of each month we share prayer requests for our church plant, Journey Church. We’d love to have you join us in prayer as we look forward to 2016!
I finished Queen of Shadows this week, but didn’t love it. I liked the character development and how the relationship evolved, but the language and violence got worse. I shared my favorite 10 books from 2015 on the site this week.
From my Bible:
“You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.” 2 Corinthians 1:11