November Memories – 2022

Another month, another review…

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.

george eliot

Things worth remembering

  • Sniffing 95% of the candles at Hobby Lobby (even the disgusting ones) with a sister
  • puddle selfies
  • the first real snow of the season
  • Bananagrams and peanut butter cups with friends
  • sharing music with my family at a local church
  • family time and preparations on Thanksgiving Eve
  • baby snuggles and rodent tales on Thanksgiving Day
  • surviving a painfully awkward and extremely predictable Hallmark-style movie

I’ll walk with you through the shadowlands till the shadows disappear…

from Andrew Peterson’s “Dancing in the Minefields”

What I’ve been reading

The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien

Up jumped Bilbo. “Breakfast?” he cried. “Where is breakfast?”

“Mostly inside of us,” answered the other dwarves who were moving about the hall; “But what is left is out on the veranda.”

I’m still reading this one…and it’s still just as hilarious and thought-provoking as last month.

Death by Living – N.D. Wilson

Drink your wine. Laugh from your gut. Burden your moments with thankfulness. Be as empty as you can be when the clock winds down. Spend your life. And if time is a river, may you leave a wake.

This was an enjoyable read…and while I did get lost in some of the poetic nature of it all (I’m a baby poet, and too much of it loses me) and I didn’t really agree with all of Wilson’s conclusions, this book has quite a few quotable lines and provides a lovely perspective on eternity and mortality.

This Life of Mine – Victoria Lynn

I had the privilege of beta reading the second book in my friend’s series, The Chronicles of Elira, and goodness. It’s just so good. I can’t wait to share my review with you!

“We do not present our supplications before You because of our righteous deeds, but because of Your great mercies. O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive!”

Daniel 9:18

From the journal…

Help me to remember truth: that You loved me eve when I was dead in sin. that You chose me before the world began. That it is grace that leads me home, not my stellar conduct.


What made your November memorable? What’s been your favorite read of late?

❤ Laurel

Photo by Anne Nygård on Unsplash

6 thoughts on “November Memories – 2022

  1. This is beautiful Laurel! I love this post! ❤
    First snow, spending time with family, and the feeling of a new story coming to life were some of what made my November memorable.
    The Wonderland Trails by Sara Ella was my favorite read in November! I’m looking forward to reading The Hobbit soon! I love the quote you shared! ❤

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    1. Thank you, Moriyah! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. ❤
      Aww, that sounds like a wonderful November!
      I've been hearing so many good things about that book! I'll have to check it out sometime. And yay!! I hope you enjoy The Hobbit…it's got so many thoughtful and hilarious quotes.:)

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  2. Congrats on surviving the Hallmark movie. 🥴😂

    I think my favorite read of late is “Discipline: The Glad Surrender,” by Elisabeth Elliot. SO good.

    (Also, I love that quote you shared from “The Hobbit.” My siblings and I used to quote that part ALL the time. Actually, we used to quote practically half the book all the time. 😂)

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