Much has happened in the last couple of weeks! My husband and I celebrated our 28th anniversary on July 27th. Our daughters have been away at camp all this week, so we took a quick overnight trip to Kiawah Island. It’s been nice to have time for just the two of us!
Now I’m ready to welcome our girls back home this afternoon. It’s only three weeks until we drop our oldest off for her freshman year at college. I’m trying to process all that while preparing our youngest for her junior year of high school which starts on August 19th.
Here are some helpful posts I found over the past few weeks.
Jennifer asks Are Your Deadlines Flexible to God’s Plans?
Briana lists 4 Questions to Ask Yourself to Prune Away What Hinders Growth.
Danielle gives us 7 Psalms to Help Calm Anxiety.
Chelsia shares 5 Ways to Be Supportive of a Spouse Who Travels for Work.
And if you plan to travel with your children, Cori has Our Favorite Things to Do in NYC in the Summer with Kids.
Here’s an update on the books I’ve finished lately.
Both of my non-fiction books were re-reads. The Next Right Thing by Emily P. Freeman and Give Them Wings by Carol Kuykendall and Krista Gilbert were just what I need for the month ahead!
I read two fiction books. Effective Immediately was the third book in The Agency Series by Chautona Havig. I really enjoyed Love Starts with Elle by Rachel Hauck.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
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I enjoyed the posts about pruning and deadlines. And the books you read look interesting!
Let me know if you’ve come across any good books lately!
I have been reading books for Sarah Beth’s Challenge class, so I haven’t read too many adult books. But the last one, Where the Red Fern Grows, is a wonderful story about a boy and his coon hounds. If you haven’t read it, you definitely should!
I read that aloud to my girls at some point, and while I don’t remember a whole lot about it, my oldest daughter said that book made her cry more than any book she’s ever read!!
Happy Anniversary congratulations!!! And prayers of confidence for both college & junior year beginning!
Re: fave NYC summer things – yes yes yes! I honestly, truly miss the subway. 😛 And I forgot about Serendipity 3! Next time… 😉
“7 Psalms to Help Calm Anxiety” – I mean, HELLO = so my life right now. Waiting & trusting during radio silence is terrifying. This post was such a powerful reminder that “the key to removing anxiety is remembering your life—everything you are—is in the total faithfulness, sovereignty, and love of God.” I saved the verse printable to share with JB & revisit, myself.
And then “Are Your Deadlines Flexible to God’s Plan?” = exactly!!! “He is a loving Father, but He is also the author of time. In His time, He has plans in place for each of us that are beyond our expectations.” Amen…
Just your commentary on these posts is encouraging to me!! 🙂
And regarding NYC…so, so much to do there! Having been there four times, I thought I’d done enough, and probably didn’t need to go back…but seriously rethinking that!