Status Report, September

Sitting…at my dining room table.

Drinking…iced tea, sweet.

Celebrating…forty-four years of life plus one day. Yes, yesterday was my birthday and I spent it in the pages of a book, one I began reading in the morning and finished up by afternoon. After a weekend of visiting family and celebrating in grand style with suppers out and gifts and cake with candles, it was nice to spend the day reading and not much else. I did close out my day at a middle school football game with  supper after with some of my favorite guys.

Paying…for my day of lazy leisure yesterday with a crazy day of errands and such today.

Launching…our new blog today! Click over to Out of the Ordinary and see what we’re about. Plus there’s a book giveaway!

Beginning…a new session of Bible study on Tuesday and terribly nervous about it! It will be slightly different in format and group. I am so excited but so very overwhelmed and quite convinced I’m way, way out of my league. Which is true and thus should serve to keep me humble and desperate for the Spirit’s power and provision.

Enjoying…the hints of fall that are beginning to show themselves, not in the temperatures so much but in football games and other fall-ish fun.

Loving…fall the best, a fact I think I’ve mentioned a time or twenty here on the blog.

Cleaning…house. Or, not. Not at all, if truth be told. I need to be.

Anticipating…my blog friend Aimee‘s upcoming book Housewife Theologian: How the Gospel Interrupts the Ordinary. Could there be a subject nearer to my own heart? I am so excited!

Looking…for that really, really good fiction read. You might (or might not) be surprised at the minutes I’ve invested in reading amazon reviews and searching the local libraries’ online card catalogs.

Attempting…to convince myself that in those instances the library fails me e-books are then preferable particularly for fiction (especially if you could see the crowded nature of my bookshelves) but I have trouble paying upwards of $10 for a digital book. Am I cheap?

Missing…my oldest boy but thankful he’s learning and making friends and getting involved.

Praying…for the Lord to show Himself faithful and sufficient in a very specific way in a very specific situation. I am so grateful He invites His people to come boldly before His throne of grace to find mercy and grace to help in time of need. He is good! He is sovereign! He hears! He knows! He answers!

Happy September, friends!


Author: Lisa Spence

Wife, mother, Bible teacher, bibliophile, occasional blogger

11 thoughts on “Status Report, September”

  1. I, too, am looking forward to Aimee's book.Have you read Room? I haven't yet, but I've heard good things. Does your library offer e-books? Mine does, but I haven't taken advantage of that yet.

  2. I was telling my family yesterday that it was your birthday! We know three people besides my boy who were born on the 4th. What a great day!You aren't cheap. I'm right there with you on the expense of the ebooks. They don't have to pay for the paper and production of it, so it's an awful lot of profit they're raking in.I was wondering how it was with your boy gone! Hugs!

  3. Hope you had a great birthday! I didn't know it was on my anniversary. Another connection for us. :-)I love that you're stepping "way out of your league." Go with God!I've been looking for a good novel, too. We're going to the beach next week (and ending up in Auburn!) and I picked up several novels yesterday at the library. Hoping that at least one will be really good and that I pick to read that one first.

  4. I just love your status reports! So creative and honest. Thanks for mentioning my book–the subject is so dear to my heart as well (obviously), and I am encouraged to know women with the same passion.Happy Birthday!!

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