It was a super busy week around here! There was so much to celebrate!
Lee preached at our supporting church on Sunday. Then we celebrated his birthday on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Lee, David, and I flew to North Carolina for Lee’s graduation from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (he received his Doctorate of Ministry degree). We had planned for the entire family to go, but over Thanksgiving weekend Lee’s mom broke her hip. So James stayed home (with my parents) and in his regular routine. While in North Carolina, we also celebrated Christmas with Lee’s family. When James woke up this morning to find me home, he also found a suitcase full of gifts!
It was such a blessing to be back in the Wake Forest area where Lee and I met, went to seminary for our master’s degrees, and where David and James were born. It truly is one of my favorite places on earth.
If you missed it here on the site, I shared a quick announcement and asked for a favor. You can still leave your thoughts on that post. I’ll be putting the final touches on Abide next week and can’t wait to share it with you!
I honestly didn’t get much blog reading done this week, so I just have book and Bible reading to share.
Three library books came in at the same time, so I had to read quickly! (Affiliate links included) I read Heartless by Marissa Meyer (a story on how the Queen of Hearts in Alice and Wonderland went from being Cath, a girl who loved to bake and please her parents, to shouting “off with their heads” all the time), The Chemist (from Twilight author Stephenie Meyer), and Britt-Marie Was Here (by the author of my favorite novel read in 2016, A Man Called Ove). I enjoyed them all! Heartless was lots of fun and kept surprising me. The Chemist started out a little slow and had long, descriptive passages I skimmed over to get to the action, but it was still good. And I loved the character of Britt-Marie.
From my Bible:
My book proposal should be to my agent on Friday, and I’ve been working through the passages I’m focusing on in the book, like Acts 27 and 28. After Paul’s shipwreck he lands on Malta and Acts 28:2 says, “The native people showed us unusual kindness, for they kindled a fire and welcomed us all, because it had begun to rain and was cold.” Showing “unusual kindness” sounds like a good plan for all of us this holiday season!