January flew by - so many good and moving happenings in my world. Each and every week was filled with busy times whether just with personal family or the church. We got a few days of real winter weather and so hubby and I were able to enjoy being snowed in - that's always fun.
I actually did quite a bit of spiritual and mental work - good Bible study times, reading, meditation and prayer. I needed this. I guess I have sort of been reevaluating who I am and who I want to be. I am very thankful God's Word is filled with wonderful thought-provoking verses dealing with the ongoing transformation we experience in Christ. Sometimes I doubt that I will ever arrive. Just when I think I've finally grown up pretty well into a mature Christ-follower, I fall smack down on my bottom. I fall, God's hand reaches down for mine and I get back up. I stumble, Jesus let's me know He will light my path and I keep going. I question, and the Holy Spirit guides ... day in and day out. It's a forever and a day process and will last as long as I live.
Well, okay, nothing earth-shattering but, yes, all in all a lot of good stuff in the month of January which truly prepared me for February ... and my Chapter Two of 2018.
We went on a road trip - destination was our alma mater in Henderson, TN - and since we had to drive past their house anyway, we stopped going and coming back at our girl Jessi's home and got to spend some excellent time with that new grandbabyboy. We loved the time with his Dad and Mommy too - but I tell you what: there is nothing that quite compares to moments with these special babies.
But, back to the destination - the Lectureship at Freed-Hardeman University. 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus were the texts under discussion for these days and I was able to just fill up on some excellent thoughts. The Ladies classes were a blessing. The singing was truly beautiful - just a taste heavenly praises. And of course, the renewing of friendships was purely wonderful!
It seems the time since we've been home again has been just as busy as before - the first few days should have been a catch up time but that is still in the process. I have had some super duper days with the grandkids who live nearby and that is always a joy. And that will bring me to today!!
It the celebration of Emily day!! Our first grand-daughter who brought me into the role of a grandmother ... one of my most favorite life roles!
|That funny little beauty in the middle of all our joy!|
You see how she just encourages her little brother? yep, she's really good at that - Great job Oldest GrandbabyGirl!!!! and good going Little Guy!
Well, my heart is full and I am SO enjoying the chapter two of 2018.
I hope you are too!
Remember, you are the author of your days - with the help and guidance of the Heavenly Author, we can truly create a Masterpiece!