I have always heard that God wants to wait to give you something different until you are content with what you have. My entire life, I have heard this. And I tell my kid that (and anyone else who will listen). Contentment is a pretty important thing to have in your life, and while most people can't master it, it is wise to get used to the process of surrendering your will and desires to God and accepting whatever it is that you have at the moment.
I'm so excited to have found a new series for EJ to read! We were at the library the other day, browsing through the shelves, when the title caught my eye. I pulled it out, the cover looked intriguing, the synopsis sounded exciting. So I read it. And I liked it. And now I want to check out books 2 through 5!
Here is the recipe I used. I don't remember where I got it, because I searched multiple sites. 2 cups soap (like Fels Naptha or similar), 1 cup washing soda, and 1 cup borax. All three can be found at select Walmarts in the laundry detergent aisle.
The last Sunday in June, we went down to a sister church about 2 hours away. The pastor and his family are in my children's book I just wrote, so I needed to take some pictures of them as my illustrations.
For the evening service, we drove up to my sister-in-law's church in Georgia.
The next day I flew to Oregon to collect my sister and her kids to bring them back for a visit. (I flew out of Atlanta--cheaper that way. My flight was delayed and I ended up sitting in the airport for 4 hours, missed my connection and had to get a later flight, so I got to OR at 11:30 pm instead of 6 pm.)
There is a reason I haven't posted in over two weeks, I promise. Here's a slice of what's been going on the past month-ish:
A local park we visited. It was HOT.
Who am I, you ask?
In 2006 I had a stroke, and every day my husband encourages me to use my remaining brain cells to the best of my ability. I love to organize, make crafts, and go on adventures (safe ones). I hope that through my blog posts, you will be encouraged to accept and make the best of challenges God throws at your life.