It’s another month, so it’s time for another memories post!
Things worth remembering
- sister walks
- piano recitals
- sand volleyball in the dark
- wandering the greenhouse
- learning how to soil finish
- running for tires and parts
- getting roller skating lessons from my little sister (progress was made, but I’m still horrible)
- ice cream and car watching on the hill with my sisters
- making slow motion match-striking videos that were anti-climactic
- late night sibling movie night
- ice cream and poetry
- chatting on the phone with my brother
- more volleyball (much more successful than the volleyball in the dark😂)
- getting the first cutting of hay chopped and packed before the rain
What I’ve been reading
you’re not enough (and that’s okay) – Allie Beth Stuckey
When our reason behind our rest is to ensure better service to the Lord and to others, we don’t have to worry whether or not taking needed breaks is self-centered. It’s not.
I’ve been wanting to read this book ever since it came out, and I finally got my hands on a copy. Man, oh man. I’m really appreciating this deeper look at the subtle ways the self-love culture really works some lies into our mentalities.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis
“Safe?” said Mr. Beaver; “don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.”
Just finished reading this book for the first time…so very good. I love how the storytelling is light and easy to read, but the meanings are so deep if you look for them. For a while I was sad because I hadn’t grown up reading the Chronicles of Narnia and couldn’t understand the inside conversations of Narnia enthusiasts (ha!), but I think that approaching them as an adult has made me appreciate the books so much more than I ever could have as a child.
The Horse and His Boy – C.S. Lewis
I’m enjoying this next book in the series, as well!
From the journal…
There is no day I’ll ever live that You have not seen, no trial ahead that has not crossed Your desk. You know what You’re doing, God…teach me to see the way You see. Carry this pain for me, Lord.
May I lose my sinful flesh as I draw nearer to Your heart…may the passion of Your love torch away the dross, leaving a life that is more conformed to Your will.
Did May seem to fly by for everyone else, too? What were some of your favorite parts of May?
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