Status Report, December

Sitting…at my dining room table.

Drinking…coffee, black.

Sending…an email to my bible study group about our last lesson in the morning for this fall. I am always a little sappy at the close of a session of Bible study. I suppose it’s kind of like labor: so much work but so much joy. The Lord has been so good to us!

Planning…to follow The Promised One that we studied this fall with Nancy Guthrie’s next book in the series, The Lamb of God, beginning in January. Seeing Jesus in Genesis was pretty intense (in the best sort of way); how much more so will be seeing Jesus in Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy?

Reading…The Lamb of God in preparation for the winter/spring session of Bible study. I’m also reading Killing Calvinism: How to Destroy a Perfectly Good Theology from the Inside (very good) and a book we used in Sunday school at my church, How People Change (also good). In my morning devotional readings, I’m using Desiring God’s free Advent book, Good News of Great Joy.

Hoping…to find a great fiction read today at the library. I spent more-time-than-I-care-to-admit-to-you on the internet last night reading book reviews and recommendations and checking them against my libraries’ online catalogs. Yes, I made my list and I checked it twice and I freely admit my book nerd status. No shame.

Keeping…my Christmas decorating to a minimum this year. I put up my two trees (go, me) and hung a wreath on the door and that’s about it. When I confessed my minimist approach to a friend, my husband and boys both remarked that that’s all I usually do, thus revealing their ignorance both of my previous decorating efforts and of the large box of Christmas knick knacks that I returned to the garage for storage. Men.

Shopping…for gifts nearly done. Let me just proclaim once again my love of the internet and amazon.

Partying…tomorrow night with my church girlfriends. We always have a great time! For our gift exchange this year we are to each bring a “favorite thing.” So many favorite things I could bring! I think it’ll be a lot of fun seeing what each friend deems her favorite thing.

Anticipating…my oldest boy being home from college for a whole month! A whole month of seeing him every day!

Wondering…how in the world is it that my third son will be 15 in a couple of weeks, followed three days later by my baby turning 13. For those of you keeping up that means four teenagers. Four. Have I mentioned how time flies?

Praying…for a joyous Christ-filled Christmas celebration for you and for me. May we fix our eyes on Jesus, the Christ-child, our Savior, Redeemer and Lord. Let us rejoice in Him and His life, death, and resurrection that accomplished for us “peace on earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled.”

Merry Christmas, friends!

The Word became flesh and dwelt among us and we have seen his glory, 
glory as of the only Son of the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14
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19 thoughts on “Status Report, December

  1. Love this post! Did you see Tim Challies's mention of "The Book Thief" as one of his favorite books this year? Fiction for your consideration. :)I may follow your lead and add a monthly status report to my repertoire, if you don't mind. I have a busy week this week and need something relatively quick and easy to post.

  2. I loved having three teenagers. I have to say that in past tense because I am quickly moving OUT of the teenage years (although my "baby" is 14, so I'll have her for a while). It happens so fast! Merry Christmas to you, too, Lisa. I'm always happy when I see your blog pop up in my reader!

  3. Love this post! Did you see Tim Challies's mention of "The Book Thief" as one of his favorite books this year? Fiction for your consideration. :)I may follow your lead and add a monthly status report to my repertoire, if you don't mind. I have a busy week this week and need something relatively quick and easy to post.

  4. I love, love, love "The Book Thief." One of my all time favorites!And yes, by all means, help yourself to the status report mode of posting. There are several of us who do so; please, feel free to join us! :)

  5. It does happen fast! My oldest is 18, youngest about to be 13. Crazy!!!I imagine my blog popping up in your reader is quite a surprise given how seldom I post anymore!

  6. I hear you. I told someone last week that I really, really, really want to read something "charming." I'm not certain any of the books I picked up today fit that bill but here's hoping!

  7. Ah, minimal Christmas decorating. I like it. I just finished reading a book called "The Flight of Gemma Hardy," which is a modern day "Jane Eyre." It was pretty good.

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