I’ve been doing summer things instead of blogging this past week, such as…
Checking out homeschool choices for next year. Buying used books. Reading longer. Making salsa. Swimming. Watching my kids swim. Replanting houseplants (they only get love in the summertime, poor things). Sewing tablecloths. Hanging curtains. Spackling, sanding, and painting. Making the kids do more chores than they’re used to (yay!). Exercising. Eating out. Cleaning out all that stuff I never should have moved to begin with. Buying spray paint with plans in mind.
So…all happy things. I’m trying to not be overly ambitious or overly concerned with the list. Summer is precious, and one month of it is already gone.
TGC Women’s conference was lovely. We were so immersed in the atmosphere that a tropical storm descended on Florida while we stayed there, and we had no idea until the drive home was extremely rainy. I had a chance to reconnect with two friends from California while there, and had good fun with the ladies from here in Charlotte.
|Katie and me
The messages are not yet up on the TGC website, but they should be soon. If you have to pick just one or two, I’d choose Paige Benton Brown’s message on the temple of God and Piper on Isaiah 6. Kathleen Nielson is no slouch, either. Or Don Carson. Or really anyone who spoke. So I guess my point is, don’t just pick one or two.
The Gettys led us in song all weekend, and I was moved by the scriptural truths in their music. Here’s a favorite verse from “Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God.”
Holy Spirit, come abide within;
May Your joy be seen in all I do—
Love enough to cover ev’ry sin
In each thought and deed and attitude,
Kindness to the greatest and the least,
Gentleness that sows the path of peace.
Turn my striving into works of grace.
Breath of God, show Christ in all I do.