so. i know nick just posted yesterday, but i havent been posted in a while, so what do you know.. two posts in two days!
its weird because i know things are happening up here but when i sit down to reflect its all a blur! but here are some random highlights…
-NORMALCY! (is that a word?) we are finally back in routine after the the fun and craziness of the holidays. sunday we rest, monday is date night. tuesday i have been back in a bible study with some other seminary wives. wednesday, nick is meeting with some guys in a bible study. thursday-saturday fluctuate but it normally involves me hanging out with some friends, nick playing raquetball with dan, us eating dinner with our neighbors rob and megan one night, and watching LOTS of fun sports like college basketball and the nfl playoffs. SO. all that to say, it has been good to have things get back to routine after a break for the holidays.
-i have been searching my soul a bit to find purpose in new jersey. not that i don’t love the 14 degree weather and working 6 days a week! ha… but i know that god has more for me here. SO, i called on someone who knows alot about “purpose-work”: my mom. so we are currently in the process of going through HER process and trying to come up with ways i can be more “on-purpose” here. we just started a couple of weeks ago, but i think its going well. i’ll keep you posted if you keep me in your prayers!
-at the bible study i go to we are starting to go through henri nouwen’s book reaching out. its going to be amazing. henri nouwen has come into my life SO much over the past year. when i was working at 1st pres last year, molly (the middle school youth pastor i worked under) and i went through the wounder healer together. nick gave me a book that helped him grow alot life of the beloved. then, a few of my friends were reading the inner voice of love so i started reading that one too. inner voice changed me. it was something so powerful and god used it to bring more healing and freedom into my life. i have probably bought 5 copies which i have given to friends, and currently have two extra copies sitting on my desk to give to whoever else the lord puts on my heart. lastly, this summer i read return of the prodigal which again, was unbelievable. all that to say, i am really excited about going through another book of his.
-one excuse i have for not writing on this blog as much is that my blog-writing time is split between two blogs. i know, i know… sorry for being unfaithful. my 6th grade girls (who are now in 7th grade, though i don’t see them that way…) and i have a blog which i try to write on daily. i would tell you the link, but abigail, my super-smart computer girl, has it so that only me and them can view it. sorry. anyway, just had to confess. but it really is the greatest thing ever and an awesome way to stay in touch with them. i feel like i know as much, if not more, about their lives now as i did when i was in winston.
i think that is it for now. no fancy pictures this entry… as nick said he is leaving tomorrow. this is great for him and i am so happy that he gets to see his family but he will be missed here! im gonna get ready and then give two little kids the best birthday parties they’ve ever had! miss home! miss winston! lots of love.