The end of the month is my favorite time! So much to look forward to when we flip the page on the calendar! September is a hard month to get through here in Houston. You want it to cool off, but it just doesn’t. Today is a gift though, with a high of 82! I told David everyone at school would be wearing pants or jeans but he said 82 was still too hot. Such a northerner at heart!

Most of this week my sister was with us while our parents traveled (to the Northeast, where is really is fall!). It was a good week overall. The biggest challenge was balancing how fast James is and how slow my sister is—walking, eating, getting up and ready in the morning, all at such different paces. We did it though and I think everyone had fun together!

From blogs:

  • Nancy Guthrie is continuing to share from her new book, and this post from Crossway is so right on: 7 Practical Things You Can Do for People Who Are Grieving. I especially love #4, mark your calendar. Our family mourns each September and it’s such a lonely time. I’m going to take note of big events in others’ lives on my calendar so I can remember to reach out in years to come.
  • October is the month many bloggers do a 31 day series. I’m really looking forward to Teri Lynne’s, 31 Ways to Embrace Lopsided Living. I’m also going to be working on a 5 day series for 31 day writers (or others!) who want to learn how to make a blog series into an ebook! I’ll keep you posted on the details on my editing site’s Facebook page!
  • On Sunday my new book club met for the first time and we discussed Still Life by Louise Penny. We also decided the women in our church need more opportunities to spend time together, so we planned events for October, November, and December, and hope to get more women interested in planning events for 2017. I’ve been reading Christine Hoover’s recent posts on friendship and thinking about how challenging it can be in different seasons of life. I’m really looking forward to her new book in the spring, Messy Beautiful Friendship.


(David celebrated Frodo and Bilbo’s birthday with mushroom pizza and we all celebrating James asking for “bread, burger, cheese.” He only ate a couple bites, but it was a big deal!)

From books:

I didn’t read much this week! With my sister here, I did watch two nights of Dancing with the Stars though! I have three books from the library on my Kindle app ready for the weekend, so hopefully next week I’ll have good books to share with you.

From my Bible:

I worked on a piece for DaySpring this week and included one of my favorite verses from Acts,

And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should see God, in the hope that they might feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us. 17:26-27

It’s encouraging to remember God put me right where I am for a purpose!

I hope you had a wonderful last week of September and have lots to look forward to in October!

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