Copying: Meredith. I thought I would take her up on the invitation to do some status report posts this year. I have a lot of things I want to blog about, but finding the time to do so is proving a struggle, so this may help in keeping up with a few things.
Reading: lots of fiction and a few Christian books. Updates to come in weeks ahead.
Preparing: 4 talks on Colossians to give this month. Have enjoyed another year of bible talk preparation, and been challenged yet again by what I have learnt. I always feel you get more out of a passage as the speaker or the bible study leader than anyone else, so I count it a privilege to have the opportunity.
Am now mother of: a ten year old boy. Some of you think: "wow, that’s old". Others: " I’ve already done that". I am loving it. We are having good conversations, he is growing into a lovely young man. I am hoping the wisdom I once heard “give me a boy until he is 8 (or 10) and I’ll show you the man” is true. He is a wonderful blessing.
Also a mother of: a newly turned 8-year girl. We had a special time away together to celebrate. I’ll tell you about it soon.
Learning: some house DIY skills. Who knew I could install new door knobs, door & window seals and do a much better job of using ‘no more gaps’ in brickwork than my previously messy bathroom attempt?
Struggling: a bit with low energy levels and some mental fogginess. Seems I need to slow down a bit. Still investigating that.
Realising: a slow down can be a good thing, not a sign of defeat. Still working through this as well - more to come on that I am sure.
Running: still going, although much less than previously. Still love getting out for a run to clear my mind and keep my body moving well.
Praying: more and more. Feel like God is challenging me & slowly teaching me in lots of ways through prayer and has been for a while now. Am enjoying the lessons.
Thankful: for many things. God is very good.