Sitting…at my dining room table.
Drinking…coffee, black, though it’s gotten cold and therefore not too appetizing.
Wearing…my pajamas still, though it is late (late!) morning but I do not care as my agenda for the day includes reading with a little blogging on the side.
Slept through…the New Year on the sofa, wakened only by my son’s phone call to come get him and his brother from their friend’s house. My husband was long in the bed at that point. We aren’t exactly New Year’s revelers.
Just finished reading…The Scarlet Pimpernel and loved it. LOVED it. Anyone seen any of the movie adaptations? Any recommendations?
Reading next…maybe The Book Thief because of Joy’s recommendation or maybe A Circle of Quiet because of Jennifer’s recommendation or perhaps Emily of New Moon because of Carrie’s reading challenge, all of which I picked up from the library this week.
Also reading…Brokenness by Nancy Leigh Demoss in preparation for our ladies’ Bible study which will begin in a few weeks (can’t wait!). Let me tell you: this book is so getting in my business! Warning to any of you planning to join us for Bible study: (much, much) conviction ahead! But, conviction is not only necessary but good, the Lord’s kindness to us…
Reading for review…Confident Conversation. Interesting stuff. Guess what, I’m an introvert, but you may have already figured that one out.
Honored …by the Creative (with a “C” not a “K”) blogger award given to me by my blog friend Carrie. She writes that I am the most real blogger she knows. What I am is terrible at passing on awards so I will merely say: Thank you.
Carrie has become a great friend to me as we share not only a birthday (with only a few years in between–ahem!) but a passion for good books and a desire to glorify our God. I am so grateful our cyber paths crossed! Did you know Carrie lives in a log house in Oregon? How cool is that?
Anticipating…chartering as a church this Sunday, the first Sunday of 2009! We will sign covenant and take communion together for the first time. What a journey! It will no doubt be an exciting, emotional day. Oh, may the Lord be glorified in this, His church!
Encouraged…by an email from a fellow blogger that reminded me that there are others who walk a similar path. Isn’t it a relief to know that our journey is one that is understood by another?
Thinking…I should have more to offer by way of New Year’s reflections than a superfluous status report. The thing is, I am unsure how to balance my relief in seeing 2008 transition to the past with the hope and resolve usually accompanied by the turn of the new year. I have written thoughtful, meaningful New Year’s posts in the past, but this year I am wary. I have but a singular purpose for 2009 (and beyond): to follow my Lord Jesus Christ, wherever He leads, whatever He asks, and in a manner that brings Him the most glory. One thing among many I have learned in 2008: the Lord’s ways are beyond figuring out…
May you know the grace and goodness of Jesus Christ in ever greater measure in 2009!