It has been a month since my last post! OK I think it’s time for an update.
We have had some fun but busy few weeks. We started homeschooling again and it has been going great, the kids are eager to learn and every time I hear my sweet first grader read out loud I want to praise Jesus for the privilege of being able teach my child (and the grace that she is actually learning from me despite me). She is the cutest little reader.
My in-laws are visiting us this month so we are enjoying spending time with them and playing tourist in our city. And the kids love having extra adults around to perform for and get extra attention from. It’s a win for everyone.
The hubby and I attended a wedding and have two others to attend this fall as well AND we celebrated our own anniversary just a few weeks ago. Love is in the air as is football. Oh yes, football season has started and I am enjoying watching high school football and cheering for my teens. We are also Stanford Cardinal fans in this family so have there has been some serious tailgating happening.
I have also been busy working. I have a great little office space that I get to use one day per week so I’m trying to be extra productive on Tuesdays. There are good things in the works as I have a Daring Way™ group starting in a few weeks (that I still have a few spots open for), I’m working on a new series for October that I’m excited about, have been coaching and taking on new clients and feel really good about the direction I think God is moving me.
We have had some really good days.
This past Wednesday was a different kind of day. On the one hand my cousin, who is like a sister to me, had a beautiful baby girl (their third) and it was a day of celebrating. However at the same time I was deep in prayer as one of my closest friends (who is also like a sister) underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor.
It was a day where I took pause. I reflected on how quickly things can change; one day you’re a mom of two and the next day a mom of three. One day you’re struggling with headaches, the next you get scheduled for surgery.
Our lives are made up of days.
Regular, boring housework kind of days, life-changing kind of days and everything in between.
We only have so many days and they can fly by in the busyness of life.
Personally, I want to have better days. To not get stuck in the petty, to make time for the just calling to say “hi” phone calls, to love well, to express that love, to live unafraid, with generosity and purpose.
And I think that’s one of the reasons why I love coaching so much, because I get to encourage clients who want better days too, who are tired of going through the motions and believe there is more and who get to a place of finally wanting to do something about it.
I’ve been thinking about how we can get stuck though, waiting for permission from someone or something to move forward so next month I will be sharing a 31 Days series on Re-set.
We can’t undo the past but we DO have the power to take ownership of our days and establish the course we want be on moving forward.
Every day that we have is an opportunity for a re-set.The opportunity to restore our priorities to their proper place in our lives To correct things that have been mishandled or broken To begin something new that has not had the space available in which to flourish
I will have more details very soon and I hope you will follow along with the series. I’m excited to explore how we can restore our lives to what they are intended to be.
Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12