WHAT I’M READING:
♥ The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
I get a BookBub email most days. They notify me of current offers of inexpensive and free Kindle books. Classical literature is usually free and I picked up the Oz series for a little fun reading.
~ free on Kindle
♥ God has a Dream for Your Life by Sheila Walsh
God has a sense of humor. I had just finished reading the first of the Oz series when I picked up Sheila’s book at the library. Sheila uses the story of The Wizard of Oz to share God’s love, grace and purpose for our lives. It’s a lovely encouraging book. (Lately God has been using books to help me see I don’t have to work for His approval, I already have it. He’s also encouraging me to run after my dreams.)
♥ George Müller by Janet & Geoff Benge
Linda, my friend and my son’s MIL, loaned me this book. It’s an amazing story of prayer and faith. Müller started several orphanages in England years ago. He trusted God for provision and only asked for what he needed in his prayers. God came through in some pretty amazing ways. This book has encouraged me to keep record of my prayers so that I pay better attention to His answers. This book is a part of the Christian Heroes: Then & Now series.
WHAT I’M COOKING:
I’m fixing split pea soup this week. I never thought I’d be eating weird green soup, but turns out it’s quite yummy. The weather is still a bit cool here, so it’s great having warm soup and bread for a meal.
WHAT I’M PINNING:
♥ 103 affirmations every husband wants to hear.
♥ an absolutely adorable bird feeder
♥ a dresser makeover (looks like stacked suitcases)
♥ faux kitchen backsplash tiles (I may end up doing this in our 5th wheel)
♥ a steampunk journal cover (amazing how-to video)
WHAT I’M TWEETING: (a few tweets that got a higher response)
♥ Be patient with yourself when you make mistakes. It takes practice and effort to grow as a wife.
♥ Add more kissing to your day and vary the kind of kissing. Soft, slow, long, short, french, playful, etc.
♥ There is always hope 4 change. Whether it’s sexuality or finances or communication, consistent baby steps can get u there.
♥ Do you choose to define your husband by his weaknesses or his strengths?
WHAT I’M DRAWING:
Here are a couple of my favorite Zentangle tiles from this month.
WHAT I’M WORKING ON:
I’m painting the bedroom in the RV… a soft butter cream color (yellow is Paul’s favorite color). After that I’m back to working on the cabinets in the kitchen. I’ll be posting pictures here as we go along.
WHAT I’M THINKING ABOUT:
I mentioned above that God has been really nudging me about relaxing in Him. I don’t have to prove anything to Him. I don’t have to work hard for His approval or walk perfectly to get into Heaven.
I grew up in a performance conscious culture. It’s been hard to set down all the fear of failure or fear of disappointing Him. It’s so nice to know He already knows everything about me, still loves me, and delights in our time together.
I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us. Romans 8:38-39 MSG
Prayer Prompt ♥ Ask God to show you how much He delights in you.
(in)courage: The Importance of Knowing Your Credentials What are your God-given credentials?
Turning the Page: Dealing with the Debris What do you do with the debris of grief, loss, and pain?
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