Happy Friday and welcome to my July installment of Share Four Somethings which totally should have been posted last week but the whole five Saturdays in the month completely threw me.  Ugh.  Just when I was feeling so on top of it.  Faceplant.  But I really enjoy this link-up, so, I’m joining at the eleventh hour:)  This has been a full month and, although I have had a few too many days when I have not felt my best, it has been a good month.  I enjoy this monthly look back at God’s goodness.  So, let’s get started.
Something Loved
Some highlights of the month:  I loved watching fireworks with friends for the Fourth of July; I love that the countdown is on (less than 30 days) towards Jordan’s return; I love any afternoon that includes a group of friends, a yummy lunch and a little thrifting (this happened twice this month!); I loved an entire afternoon with my daughter a couple of weeks back (yes, there was thrifting); I love that the doorknobs are – finally – all changed, updated and looking uniform; and I love the visits I have had with my senior friend who recently moved into an assisted living.  It has been such a challenge for her but she is trying her best to adjust.  Our friendship is such a blessing to me!!  (Here she is three years ago when we celebrated her 90th birthday!)
Something Gleaned
I have mentioned before that I enjoy Jill Briscoe’s daily devotional thought (delivered by email each morning. Several this month have been so thought-provoking.  One, in particular, was entitled, “Doing things that have been done before.” Here are a few quotes:
“Sometimes we become stagnant because others seem to be doing all the work.”
She raised the question of why would I teach, join, visit, go, or do any number of things if others are already doing so.  And doing it so well.
“We need to find the goodwill of God for our lives and to do it cheerfully.  What others do is their business; what I do is mine.”
Well, that pretty much cut to the chase.
“We must seek God’s face, discover our gifts, and do His will with all our might.”  Refusing to compare our gifts and/or His will for our life with anyone and/or everyone else.  That part is mine:)
Something Saved
Last month, I shared a t-shirt I had saved.  And I have another.  My blog friend, Maria, recently bought this one and shared it on her blog.  I immediately began searching online for one.  Most of the ones I found online have Lincoln’s face on them. I could not find Maria’s exact shirt and I’m not sure I want to wear the president’s face but I really am tempted.  And, just because I am so multi-faceted, let me share one other thing saved on my phone.  I took of photo of this devotional thought.  I think my plan was to share it with one (or both) of my children.  I’m not sure that ever happened  Oops.  What are the chances they will read it here??

Something Achieved
We made vacation reservations.  I mentioned this just the other day but it is worth mentioning again.  With this crazy economy, I was pretty sure travel and vacation plans were off the table for us this year but we actually have tickets and reservations!  I’m sure there will be more about that in the future….
I would love to hear about something you have achieved this month.  Or maybe a great t-shirt that would say exactly how you feel.  Who knows?  I might need to add it to my t-shirt wish list!  Here’s to a great weekend ahead.  Just in case you didn’t realize it, it is the fifth one this month to enjoy!!:)

19 Replies to “Share Four Somethings: The Late Edition (July 2022)”

  1. It sounds like a month of love, Jennifer! All your beautiful times with family and friends (and thrifting too). Congratulations on uniform doorknobs! It’s amazing how the little things make such a difference. Thanks for all the encouraging quotes! Rejoicing with you for an upcoming vacation. May it be a refreshing time for you.

  2. I’m glad you liked the quote and shirt. Man, if I’d known the picture that I posted was going to be reposted, I would have ironed it, lol. That is exciting about your vacations plans. Truly taking vacations cannot be taken for granted anymore (at least for the vast majority of us!). I hope your friend flourishes in her new home and that you get any preparations done that you need to for your son leaving Alaska. Have a great weekend, friend!

    1. I would have ironed it – ha! Now that is funny!!:) This girl does not iron (well, not that much!) Hope you have a great week ahead!!

  3. Thank you for your “Something Gleaned”. Now I am following Jill Briscoe’s daily devotion too. I hope that I subscribed correctly.

    1. I know you will really enjoy Jill’s thoughts and devotions each morning! So glad you found your way to my blog…hope your will stop by again!!

  4. I enjoyed your post. Some very interesting thoughts and ideas. I’m glad you have a trip planned. We’re hoping to take a trip on November, but we’re holding the trip very loosely in case we have to give it up. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Jennifer, I’m glad I stopped back after you commented on my Share Four Somethings post, I looked for your earlier, and thought maybe you were away! But congratulations on a scheduled vacation! Looks like you enjoyed family too on the Fourth of July, which makes it all so special!
    Keep those t-shirts coming-so unique!

  6. Congrats on making vacation reservations! We didn’t think we’d do much for vacation this year, but we sure are enjoying this week spent with family!
    Visiting from SFS

    1. I’m so glad you were able to have great family time!! And glad you stopped by – have a great week!

  7. Hurray for an upcoming vacation! We just got back from ours and it was splendid. We needed the R&R. I have a bunch of reading/book-themed tshirts. My sassiest one says “I’d rather be reading.” 🙂

  8. I have been on the struggle bus with getting this post on time the last few months too! It just sort of sneaks up on me, LOL! I love the devotional thoughts that you shared. Yay for vacation plans!! It is SO helpful to have something on the calendar to look forward to! I look forward to hearing more about your plans 🙂 Have a great August!

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