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.
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!)
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:)
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??