Thursday, January 20, 2011

As of Late

Lately, I've been learning how to relax.  It's harder than it looks.

Lately, I've been doing a DVD Bible study all by myself.  It's kinda nice to watch it alone, to go at my own speed, to rewind at my will.  (I'm doing Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed by Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore, and Kay Arthur.)

Lately, I wonder if I still have more pruning to do.  Sometimes I still feel frazzled and busy and overwhelmed.

Lately, I've been overcome with emotion when I'm with my children.  But, as of late, each family member has had a goal to work toward to help improve our home life. I'm almost giddy with all the improvements that have been happening here.  This week, I've enjoyed being a mom.

Lately, I've been missing my grandmother.  I miss her unconditional love, her ability to always say the right thing, her smell.

Lately, I've been enjoying the sun.  It's been warm(er) the last few days and the sun has been shining.  I've taken the time to just stand it in, my arms outstretched, basking.

Lately, my husband and I have really been connecting.  Like at least once a night we are talking about something real.  I love this.  I love him.

Lately, I've been thinking about dreams and dreaming.  I think I've been a little afraid to dream, as if it means that somehow I'm not being content with the present.  But, I don't think that is really true.  Is there a right way to dream?  Silly question, I'm sure.

What have you been up to, as of late?  Link up with beautiful, extraordinary Critty Joy to share a part of you and to see what others have been delving into as of late.


  1. Beautiful my friend. I have those moments of intense missing for my Memaw too.

    I have pondered doing a dvd study by myself...I usually choose ones that don't have dvds but love the teachings :)

    I want some sunshine!

    Thanks for joining in today.


  2. Dear Jenn...there is nothing wrong with dreams as long as you take them from the perspective that it is your subconscious talking. I only know, that when I am truly relax my dreams are so :)

    I am glad that the changes that are happening in your house are positive and that you are truly enjoying them. Changes are good - all the time!

    Connecting with favorite pass time here in the cottage...but too short to my way of thinking. That is what makes it more special!


  3. What a charming, sweet and honest list. I enjoyed reading it.


  4. I really like how eloquently you put your thoughts into words. And I LOVE how much you loved being a mom this week. I don't think dreaming means you're discontent with the present... as long as your dreams are not blocking your view of the beautiful present.

  5. I love the little paragraph you have at the top of your site...beautiful words!

    I too did that anointed, transformed, redeemed study and LOVED it! hope you enjoy it as well!

  6. Love this little meme, yours in the second one in it that I've read. I so relate to learning how to relax, not sure I've got that figured out yet. :o) So glad you are enjoying being a Mommy this week. And, if we had any sun, I'd sure be basking in it! Blessings to you my dear!

  7. I love this one. Lately, I feel like time is my worst enemy. How does Monday become Thursday? eek. I've been outstretched in the sun, basking, too. That Texas sun. It's a keeper :)

  8. I SMILED at your #1. So excited to see that!!

    I've been doing a couple little studies by myself, too. It's kind of nice, isn't it?

    Hope you're having a wonderful day, sweet girl.

  9. I never even considered doing a study myself. What a fabulous idea. :)Might have to try it.

    And that is so VERY cool about all your family moving forward. VERY cool.

  10. Lately I've enjoyed looking at everything as a gift from God :)

  11. OH my word - did Anointed, Transformed and Redeemed with the DVD's last spring - LOVED IT. You know what I took away from that? The concept of generational sin. No pressure or anything...But seriously, what a great study and those three together are wonderful.

    Love your idea of creating a goal that will improve family life. We make weekly goals but they are "I" centered like "I want to eat healthier". What a great concept!

    Natalie at Mommy on Fire


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