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5 Things I Learned In November

5 things I learned in november

1. I actually really like wearing scarves. I found one from fashionABLE (if you’re not already familiar with them, you should definitely check them out!) this year that I love and have been wearing constantly. And I have no plans of stopping anytime soon.

2. I started reading the Mary Poppins book series and they are crazy fun! It’s one of my all-time favorite movies, so I have no idea why I haven’t ever read the books before. AND, did you know that there’s a new movie coming out (Saving Mr. Banks) about the author of Mary Poppins and how the story got turned into a movie? I’m a little excited about it!

3. My theology is less than perfect. Sometimes I fear it may be more than just a little out of whack. But God is still sovereign. And there’s sweet grace in the correction.

4. The afternoon at the barn with Emily P. Freeman and her sister, the Nester, and their families was so worth it. If you haven’t read my post about it yet, you should. And now I’m trying to figure out how to make available a few hours of more intentional soul space on a regular basis. Because it’s important. And necessary.

5. One of the things I am most thankful for (all the time really, but especially in this current season) is the constancy of Christ.

What did you learn in November?


*linking up today with Emily P. Freeman at Chatting at the Sky as we all share different things we learned in November*


Photo of the Week: Fourteen

My current reads:

1) Worship on Earth as it is in Heaven by Rory Noland

The worship ministries team at church (choir, orchestra, and tech) is currently going through this book together on Wednesday nights, and it is awesome! Covering one chapter per week, we just recently finished the first section on private worship, drawing heavily from Psalms and the life of David, and have moved into the second and final section on corporate worship, largely based on Revelation. Although a fairly easy read, it’s convicting and challenging and encouraging all wrapped into one.

2) Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality by Donald Miller

This is actually a re-read. I first read this book about 6 years ago during my senior year of college, but started reading it again in anticipation of the movie Blue Like Jazz releasing in theaters on April 13th. I didn’t quite finish before seeing the movie last Thursday evening (good movie and great conversation starter, by the way! I would definitely recommend it!), but I’ve found I have a much deeper appreciation for the book this time around and am enjoying reading through it at a slightly slower pace. Don Miller is a gifted storyteller, and although I’m still not one hundred percent on board with all of his ideas, I am connecting to both his style and dialogue on faith in a whole new way. Love when that happens!

5 Things

1. I really didn’t intend to go a full week without a blog post after the 31 Days series ended. But it did sort of wear me out. In regards to writing, I don’t think I have ever been so excited about a topic, but at the same time so utterly in-over-my-head and completely dependent on the Lord and His Word.

2. I wore red striped socks under my boots today. Usually I wear black, but they weren’t clean. Now aren’t you glad you stopped by my blog today?

3. I saw the movie “Tower Heist” with a friend on Friday night. It was pretty much hilarious. In a completely mindless and nonsensical sort of way. Perfect for a late Friday evening sort-of-on-a-whim-after-dinner kind of movie. Have you seen any good movies lately?

4. I serve with the one of the 2-year-old classes at church twice month. After playing “musical rooms” (as the coordinator put it) and sort of filling in wherever needed for the past several weeks, I was back in my regularly scheduled classroom yesterday. Well, I had the most adorable conversation with one of my just turned 3-year-old little guys! It was so sweet, it deserves its own post later this week, so stay tuned.

5. A word of encouragement:

“Then Job answered the Lord and said: ‘I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.'”

– Job 42:1-2