What did you learn this week?
Returning to our Saturday segment “What I Learned,” I’d love to hear from you.
Was it a life lesson? A new skill? A truth about yourself or God? A new recipe? Something else?
What I learned this week:
To believe again in the dreams God has placed in my heart.
My brother inspired me through a book he lent to me. I paused this week to take a look at my life, how I’m living it, and how well I’m impacting the lives of others. I asked myself some hard questions, looked at my dreams again, dusted them off, and am taking the initial steps to pursue them. It feels good to feel “alive” again.
We have only 54 days left out of the 365 we’ve been given in 2014.
How on earth can this be?? This was eye-opening, and caused me to make some changes in my life to finish this year strong.
Teenage boys still enjoy hanging out with their aunt.
Yes, it’s true. I took two of my teenage nephews out for their birthdays on Monday (their birthdays were in April and July–I’m behind!). I thought quite possibly because of their age, they were going out of obligation. As boys get older, it’s not so cool to hang out with their aunt anymore. It didn’t take me long to realize, however, that notion was absolutely incorrect. I couldn’t have been more glad.
They chose to begin our time together with a round of frisbee golf. Their dad (my brother) and I used to play frisbee together often as youngsters, but I was a newbie to this. In nine holes, we laughed, rescued a frisbee out of the pond, were startled by a racoon sleeping in a garbage can at hole 2, were amazed at all the frisbee golf gear out there (we had none except four frisbees), and we realized how much fun this sport was!
We ended the evening by stuffing ourselves to the point of misery at Pizza Ranch, and enjoyed watching the Colts’ win on Monday Night Football at their home.
Goodness, we had a great time!
My husband can do about anything, even build a cannon.
This husband of mine is truly is amazing. (I already knew that.) He rocks as a husband and father. He’s the one our children and I can count on, no matter what. And I’ll share more on his cannon-building skills (and why) sometime in a future post. But seriously, he can do about anything!
It’s a blessing to share life with you. May God bless you this weekend and in the week ahead in many wonderful ways!