The first post of 2023 and the last review of a month in 2022!
Things worth remembering
- cohosting a 12 days of Christmas poetry challenge on Instagram with my friend Alexandria
- family time and baby snuggles
- visiting Chicago for the first time
- Christmas shopping with Brother #1
- surviving the blizzard-y weather and re-learning how to navigate ice with a tractor and mixer
- getting my car stuck for the first time
- seeing some gorgeous sundogs on Christmas Eve morning
- not hitting the unsuspecting man at the bottom of the sledding hill (I knew my habit of screaming would come in handy sometime)
- highly competitive games of floor hockey and Spoons
- jumping on the junk journal wagon with a LITERAL junk journal
What I’ve been reading
A Thousand Gifts – Ann Voskamp
The Eucharist invites us to give thanks for dying. To participate in His death with our own daily dying and give thanks for it.
I love the raw honesty and poetic beauty of this book.
Between Two Worlds – Cheyenne van Langevelde
“Sharing thy concerns with someone is never a burden. It is only a burden upon thyself and other people when thou holdest it all in.”
It had been a while since I’d read a book set in the Roman empire, so it was fun to switch things up again!
From the journal
You have asked me to stick out like a sore thumb in Your name!
Oh, Lord, give me the fortitude of mind to heed the homing call in my heart that screams for eternity.
My attitude towards dealing with my shortcomings and blatant sins has been to roll in the shame, instead of saying “in which we also once walked” and filling my mind with what God loves.
Now for the question you’re probably tired of hearing by now…what are you looking forward to in 2023?