From blogs:

  • If you have girls and haven’t signed up for Teri Lynne’s Prayers for Girls calendar, click over today! “Praying Scripture for my daughter has been one of the greatest blessings in my life. And I have every confidence you will find it just as much a blessing as well.”
  • Five Lessons from Elisabeth Elliot from “Because God is my sovereign Lord, I was not worried. He manages perfectly day and night, year in and year out, the movements of the starts, the wheeling of the planets, the staggering coordination of events that goes on on the molecular level in order to hold things together. There’s no doubt that He can manage the timing of days and weeks. So I can pray in confidence, ‘Thy list, not mine, be done.’”
  • Lisa Spence started an important discussion about blogging and writing in the middle years. For me, it’s not just middle years writers but in our last church and in our current church (which is a five year old plant that attracts younger families) we lack women in the middle years, those 10 to 15 years older than I am who I can learn from. I look to Lisa as a mentor, the team she writes with at Out of the Ordinary, and  Jen Wilkin. I’m thankful for their writing.
  • We shared our November prayer requests on the Journey church site. Lee is looking forward to the Acts 29 conference he’s attending next week.

From books:

I read After You this week. It didn’t make me sob like Me Before You, but it’s a good follow-up. I updated my reading list for the year this week over on my editing site.

From my Bible:

Encouragement for a church planter’s heart: “whether short or long.” As long as it takes.

And Agrippa said to Paul, “In a short time would you persuade me to be a Christian?” And Paul said, “Whether short or long, I would to God that not only you but also all who hear me this day might become such as I am—except for these chains.” Acts 26:28b-29

Around the house:

We’re still wearing shorts and sweating while waiting for the bus each day here in Houston. But it’s starting to feel normal. James’s IEP went well last week and David and I are in a good homeschool routine. Right in time for the chaos of Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks!

Nov 7

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