In my life this week:
Lifelong friends coming today to hang out, swim, and make pizza. Kristin is an obstetrician, Jonelle is a marriage and family counselor, and I just glean from their good wisdom. Our husbands talk shop. Or whatever.
A niece's wedding shower, high schoolers starting classes, 3-hour choir rehearsals, a happy Currclick drawing class, and a fundraiser.
Helpful homeschooling tips:
My best tip of all? Get it all planned and copied now. That link will take you to a series of posts that show you how.
Things we're working on:
Painting the front door inside the same as outside. It's also the same color as my kitchen island and it just makes me happy.
Prepping for our new puppy. Betty the surf dog is an English white lab bred by friends who have the greatest dogs! We can't wait to let her run all over the beach with us! I apologize in advance if Betty shows up in most of the upcoming pictures here . . .
Contemplating . . .
Grace. Always! In a season that has brought us so much heartache and emotions-management, I see God's gracious hand over and above it all.
What I haven't shared is our second son's struggle to figure out what God has for him this year. He had to turn down his college acceptance, then a semester in another state fell through, and then his job working for a local city where he lifeguards all summer long was just yanked out from underneath him as they didn't have enough enrollment for the program they asked him to do.
He's seeking. What do you do when you're 18 and it feels like God is shutting every door?
What I'm reading, listening to, and watching:
Something to share:
My brother articulates God's grace, our freedom, and what that means in a sermon from June 30th. If you are endeavoring to understand what it means to live in the truth of the gospel, if you can't reconcile grace and the law, if you've been stuck in "try harder, do more" religious behavior, Jeff's words might just help you unlock the door to the grace that frees us to serve God with total abandonment.
Happy August! I'd love to hear what your days are looking like, too.