Friday, October 31, 2014

Confessional Friday

Connecting with Leslie at http://www.blondeambitionblog.com/.
 
 
This last week was so busy--but fun.
 
I confess that it was super cool to see my book (Worth the Wait) on the shelf of a high school library.
 
 
I confess I don't always get art. Like this. Stuff glued together?
 
 
Or a book with rocks as the heads? Although I have to say I think it would be fun to read it to the kids and then make our own rockheads. In fact, I might do it soon.
 
 
 
 
BUT, I confess that I could have stayed at this exhibit for hours, just watching the trees. It was at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.
 
Here are some of the pics and a video or two if I can get them to work.
 




 
video
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

Confessional Friday

 
Connecting with Leslie over at http://www.blondeambitionblog.com/.
 
 
 
I confess that I have a headache right now, and I'm wondering if it's because I didn't eat meat for dinner. I've been trying a kale/banana/sometimes strawberries smoothie for dinner some nights, and I'm wondering if it's not enough. I love meat (chicken).
 
I confess that I was really nervous about joining the mentoring program at my church. I'm
mentoring a few girls in high school, and I love that. But, I also joined the mentoring group as a mentee. I gave away my Florida Georgia Line ticket to go to the event tonight. I was so nervous about who I would be paired up.
 
I confess I should have trusted Jesus more. Just this week, I complained about women who got married early in life giving advice to single women about how to be content, wait on the Lord, etc. It's so frustrating, and I sometimes feel so discouraged lately. Well, I was matched up with a woman who didn't get married until she was 38. Total God thing--encouragement and hope exactly when I needed it. Why do I doubt?
 
I confess I haven't written anything since I got back from an amazing writing retreat in the middle of nowhere. I have NO idea how I survived no internet and very limited cell service (like one bar randomly), but it was amazing. I want to go back.
My writing view for the weekend.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Friday, October 10, 2014

Confessional Friday

 
 
Connecting with Leslie over at http://www.blondeambitionblog.com/ for Confessional Friday.
I confess that I'm a curse at my nephew's soccer games. They've only won one game--the one I missed. I'm going to be out of town this weekend, so if they win Saturday, my curse will be confirmed.

 
 
I confess that a I'm so relieved that a health issue I thought may be a big enough problem to go to the doctor solved itself. Yay! I try to only go to the doctor once a year.
 
I confess that I'm two months behind on my Read Through the Bible Chronologically in a year plan, but I'm not giving up!
 
I confess that I'm excited about going to a writer's retreat this weekend. It will in a house in the woods near Dallas, TX. No internet. No cell service. Just writers focused on getting a lot done.
 
I confess I'm super anxious about not being in communication via my phone. I'm too attached to it, so I hope it will be good for me.
 
But if you see a girl running through the woods with her phone in the air, looking for cell service, it's just me.
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Confessional Friday

 
 
 

I confess that this was a rough week. Nothing terrible happened--just not feeling great, some things at work, some things with my novel, etc.

Then Wednesday night came. At my church, during midweek worship, we break into small groups to pray. Our pastor shared that a guy in the church had lost his wife Thursday night. He asked us to pray and then spoke about the man's unwavering faith.

Well, the guy was there, and he ended up being in my prayer group. I'd never met him before, but it's not uncommon to not know everyone in your group.

I can't tell you the words he prayed, but his gratitude and love for Jesus poured out of his heart to the whole group.

He just lost his wife less than a week before, but he was thanking God for being in control of all things and for all of his blessings.

Wow.

So, I confess that I was stressed and annoyed and full of ingratitude. But I don't want to be. I want to give it all to the One who controls all things.

And I'm so thankful for a church that prays together. That man's prayer touched me, and I'm sure it touched the heart of God.