Sunday Seven

Sunday, June 13, 2021

  1. I took the time and read my journal since I moved to my new town. I’m glad to be on this side of the move. Transitioning to a new place is not easy. It takes courage to take root and live the life you want to live. There is grace for those adapting to life in a new hometown. There are also better days ahead. 

  2. East Texas has been a growth environment. How do I know? I am often out of my comfort zone. Failure is not my enemy. Growth is modeled and expected in my close relationships. It’s not easy but so good for me.

  3. “Gratitude is thanking God after He does it. Faith is thanking God before He does it.” I am thinking deeply about what gratitude is. I loved this quote by Mark Batterson. It reminds me to hold gratitude and faith together as I pray. 

  4. New paths lead to new views. I’m amazed at how many times I wanted to change but I refused to take a new path there. 

  5. Yesterday the kids had a summer swim competition. Competing with peers as well as older and younger kids has been a source of joy and encouragement to work harder. Swimming is such a joy to me. I’m glad our kids are also enjoying it. 

  6. The heat has officially arrived in Texas. This past week, I said so long for cooler temps for a while. I try to take my hydration seriously but I pay extra special attention in the summer. I use Nuun to replace my electrolytes. Going into workouts hydrated is ideal.

  7. I’m fully accountable for my life and no one else’s. This has been a difficult thing to face. It doesn’t mean I don’t care. It does mean I can only be fully responsible for myself and others are responsible for their self-will. Others get to make their own decisions and they also get to answer to God for the life they decided to live.