Status Report, September

Sitting…at my dining room table. The hospital bed is gone and the dining room has slowly returned to its former employment, mainly storage and the housing of my computer and various reference books and notes. It’s a mess, really, and not so much a room used for dining!

Working…on Bible study most of the morning this morning. I don’t think it would be an exaggeration to say that I am scared out of my wits! I choose to see this as a good thing because I am thus forced to rely wholly on the grace and power of the Lord. He can. I can’t.

Seeing…the light at the end of the tunnel in terms of my husband’s recovery. He went to the doctor last week and got permission to make the transition to crutches. It’s a whole new world! After five weeks of my chauffeuring, he drove himself to work last Friday and today. Thank you to all of you who prayed and continue to pray for us!

Marking…forty-five years of life tomorrow. Forty-five! Is that as old as it sounds? I hope not! Though I will say yet again I much prefer my 40’s to my 20’s and even my 30’s. Sure, there are struggles and regrets unique to this stage of life but on the whole I am far more comfortable in my own skin and I like it.

Reading…Housewife Theologian and finding my suspicions were correct: Aimee’s book is very similar to a book I would write myself though I certainly could not write it nearly so well.

Enjoying…the start of football season. From the Tuesday night middle school games to the Friday night lights of high school ball to the college games on Saturdays I love this season. Of course I would love it even more if the temperatures were more fall-ish. Y’all know fall is my favorite!

Shopping…for a new pair of boots since it is, you know, fall and football season, not to mention my birthday! Fall is my favorite and so are boots!

Pondering…this from the devotional Consider Jesus by Octavius Winslow:

Believing soul, the debtor’s prison is no longer your abode. The bond is cancelled, and God, the Creditor, fully satisfied with the Atonement of His beloved Son, has given a full discharge both to Him and to us, in that He raised Him from the dead. No longer, then, look at your sins, unworthiness, nothingness, and poverty; but look to Jesus, and, looking constantly by faith at Him, walk in the holy, happy liberty of one all whose debt is cancelled, and for whom there is now no condemnation.

Yes and amen! Holy, happy liberty is mine in Christ!

Wishing…again my sister and her family lived closer! They were here for the day Saturday and it was such fun.

Missing…my college student and already beginning to miss my second son who won’t even leave for college until next fall. Is that silly?

Finishing…this (pseudo) post and returning to lesson prep! Happy September, friends!



Author: Lisa Spence

Wife, mother, Bible teacher, bibliophile, occasional blogger

4 thoughts on “Status Report, September”

  1. Happy Birthday Lisa!
    Oh and I am quite sure you could write a GOOD book also! I just love your simple yet quite elegant style of writing…it’s like I’m sitting at your kitchen table sipping tea with you 🙂
    Ann x

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