Lately, we enjoyed a little snow in November. Before Thanksgiving. This is totally unusual for Portland, Oregon. It actually hung around for a bit because the temps were below freezing and it wasn't raining. That has all changed, now.
Lately, I hosted Thanksgiving Dinner. This is a stretch for me. Going from having three people in the home to eleven is overwhelming to me. Even though it was only for a few hours. Even though we did almost all the prep work the day before at my friend's home. Even though she did the shopping and her husband cooked the turkeys. Even though my guests helped me set up the table and then remove the table and helped me clean the dishes and the kitchen. Even though someone else picked the turkey. Somehow it feels like a fault to have a big enough home to host Thanksgiving, but not relish the idea of being the host.
Lately, I have completed the Breaking Free Bible Study for the second time. I wish I could share everything I learned with you, but I think the best thing is for you to go through it yourself... and take a friend with you.
Lately, I have been prepping for my winter Bible Study. (My church takes a break from Bible Study over the month of December and since I have to be in structured Bible Study year round... I schedule my own.) Earlier this year I came across the Leader Kit for God Will Make a Way: What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do by Henry Cloud and John Townsend. Regularly $150. 90% off! I got it for $15. DVD (and VHS) and a leader guide and a workbook and the book. When it came time to start publicizing, I started to question the Lord about His choice for the study. But then I remembered how He was right on about the Experiencing God study for the summer, so I figured I might as well obey Him. If you live in the metro Portland area, please join me!
Lately, I have not been compelled to blog. But I have been prompted to spend more time one-on-one with dear sisters either on the phone or in person or via e-mail or FB. Sometimes, it just has to be one-on-one. And everything else can wait.
Lately, I have been cheering on Christopher at his basketball games.
Lately, I am cherishing having my hubby home. (In November... 12 days in Ethiopia on a missions trip. Then 2 1/2 days home. Then a quick 5 day jaunt to Israel for work... And yes, the photos are amazing!)
So what have you been up to... as of late?