Sunday Seven

Sunday, September 17, 2023


1. Learning a new skill is a great thing for the brain and heart. I took a screenwriting class recently. It opened up a whole new world to me. I'm eager to learn and practice as much as I can. 

2. This week we rolled up our sleeves and worked on re-entering our lives after the holiday season. Usually, it is not a fun experience. We are learning that with love, understanding and mutual encouragement it is possible to make something good out of a week that could be challenging. 

3. I hosted a dinner party for friends this week. There is nothing like having a relaxing and encouraging evening with a great group of friends. My heart is full! 

4. Nature is a great place to be when you need to unplug. The kids and I grabbed dinner to go and we went to a beautiful park and had dinner there. The views were gorgeous. The place wasn't full so the silence was a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the previous week. I received a call from a dear friend who is going through deep grief. We talked and we prayed. Afterward, the kids and I took a short walk near the water. When we got home we watched quite a bit of a movie together. It was a good day. 

5. I spent a good part of my weekend catching up with my One Year Bible reading. I was deeply encouraged by the words of life. The funny thing is that I had to read a book I don't particularly enjoy reading in one sitting. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I learned. The Bible is a wonderful thing. My job is to make myself read it, whether I like it or not. I find the words I read to transform me every time. I'm grateful.

6. I was really tired on Sunday yet I decided to prepare myself for the following week. I'm glad I did. Monday arrived with an appointment running late. Because I was prepared for the day, I was able to move calmly to the next thing. The will to succeed really is lacking without the will to prepare to succeed. 

7. It took a while but I was able to get all caught up with my One Year Bible reading. Our church is reading the New Testament in 90 days. I'm late with that reading too but I'll catch up on it next.