Drinking a partially frozen Dr. Pepper. David and I just finished cleaning out the garage and we’re cooling off. It feels good to have less stuff and have the stuff we do have be more organized.

Cramming as much as I can in during James’s remaining school hours. Just two more days after today! I want the house to be ready for us to relax and enjoy his time off as much as possible.

Listening to the new Tim McGraw album. Summer time makes me want to listen to country music. You know what they say, you can take the girl out of Oklahoma . . . but you can’t keep her from wanting to drive the back roads with the windows down, singing along to songs about back roads and having the windows rolled down. (Other good artists for back road driving: Taylor Swift, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, and old school Bryan White.)

Calling our local theater later today to register David for theater camp. This year they will work on a production for a week and present it to the parents. He’s excited about it! I also need to call about swim lessons. But, we aren’t signing up for the library reading program. The last two years I was awful at logging his minutes. The free kid’s meal coupon we get when we sign up isn’t worth the guilt I feel the rest of the summer.

Writing the first draft of our upcoming Bible study, Held: Learning to Live in God’s Grip, and assuring my co-author/husband that first drafts are never good, but it will get better.

Getting really excited about our upcoming trip to Houston to see my parents and attend the Southern Baptist Convention. I’ve signed up for the pastors’ wives luncheon and the SEBTS alumni luncheon. Lee has a couple meetings set up and sessions he wants to attend.  I’m trying to reserve room in our suitcases for the books we will bring home.

Waiting to hear from our adoption agency about a change we want to make to our paper work. The home study and other documents expire in August, so we’ll be redoing them for the third time. And paying for them for the third time.

Praying along with these lyrics:

So I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior

“Oceans” by Hillsong United

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