Status Report, March

Sitting…at my kitchen table.

Drinking…coffee, black. It’s become nearly an all-the-livelong-day habit this past month.

Settling…in to our new home. I told someone it still feels a little like I’m living in someone else’s house. I guess after living in our previous house for fifteen years, it takes time as well as some accumulation of dust, dirt, and clutter to finally feel at home.

Lamenting…the lack of high speed Wi-Fi here at the new house. We do now have internet access, yes and amen, but no streaming or any such luxuries. It’s hard not to be a baby about it! We have the smallest glimmer of hope for future Wi-Fi so all is not yet lost. Yet.

Fighting…the February blues. To be such a short month, it sure felt long! With all due respect for my friends who really do suffer long winters, I feel like this winter will never end. The gray dreariness is getting to me…and I like winter! And snow? Good grief! My struggle has been compounded by some kind of cold and sinus junk that has hung on for over a week now. I’m pitiful.

Reading…A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy and finding it delightful (and, no, the irony is not lost on me). I recently finished The Measure of Success: Uncovering the Biblical Perspective on Women, Work, and the Home by Carolyn McCulley and Nora Shank. Despite a couple of very slight criticisms, it being poorly titled for one, I really enjoyed it.

Thinking…a lot about discipleship and accountability and how best to engage in both. I’m being intentionally vague because I’m still thinking it through. I will ask you this: any readers out there in a group you would describe as such? Let me know the particulars!

Hoping…to score some dark chocolate Cadbury mini eggs again this year. Y’all know it’s the best thing about the season, right? I mean, besides the Resurrection which is the best thing about all things. I bought a bag of the milk chocolate eggs but, really, nothing compares to the dark. Target came through for me last year but my fingers are crossed for Publix to meet the challenge!

Teaching…James 2:14-26–“Faith without works is dead”–in a little over an hour so I best be stepping away from the computer.

Wishing…you all a happy March, a quick end to the gray of winter, and a speedy arrival of the bright warmth of spring, yes and amen!

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Author: Lisa Spence

Wife, mother, Bible teacher, bibliophile, occasional blogger

2 thoughts on “Status Report, March”

  1. Your fight and hope seemed to be linked to mine. Oooo I love those Cadbury mini eggs, especially the dark chocolate and I have taken to booing the weather report on tv due to the winter weather they keep predicting.

    On the discipleship/accountability topic, before this new season of life hit me, I had put together a small group of younger women and we went through Proverbs but I also asked them to share struggles and any questions they had about our role as women defined by God and assured them that there was nothing off limits. Um, yeh…I opened a box that led me to be challenged but it also led to some great accountability that still lasts today even though we do not meet.

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