When life gets crazy or exciting or overwhelming or things change, I write. It’s always been this way for me. And so as an extension of this, I am going to have a weekly, “here’s a little bit of life”, post. From working in college ministry to life as a part time nanny. Date nights and soccer games on the weekends. Reading and drinking coffee and squeezing in a run. Just taking a moment to look back at what the week has brought me before plunging into that all so wonderful weekend!
What a week. From 4 am mornings and late night conversations, it’s been full. But it has also included some very intentional still time. Last weekend I was completely stopped in my tracks by a real swell headache. I didn’t want to look at any screens or try to focus on words in a book, so I just stopped. And it was good. I relaxed and had some time with my thoughts and time in prayer and time with my parents. And all of that was very good and very needed. And it has me carefully reevaluating the time I take to rest. In other words, I am making it a priority again.
So exciting to be kicking off small groups next week at the college ministry. The Lord used my Freshman small group in such amazing ways and I can not wait to see what He is going to do this year. So lots of prayer and planning and scheduling is happening this week to get the logistics out of the way so the real life conversations and depth can happen.
I have been making the most of the last few days of summer by wearing Chacos all the time. They are incredibly comfortable and snazzy and work well across all my different job spectrums. They never leave me feeling sore from mileage at the end of the day. ALSO, so excited about the perfect blanket scarf I found for $7! I can already tell, it is going to make that transition from summer to chilly all that much easier.
Remember that brussel sprout stalk I talked about last week? It has supplied a couple delicious sides and some full on meals this week. And it is so quick and easy to throw together! I put a bit of olive oil and a handful of halved brussel sprouts in a skillet and cook for about 6-8 minutes on high heat with some Creole seasoning. Yum! Really good alongside a creamy pasta dish or filet of salmon.
“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
This weekend I am playing mom to two little girls. So you can find me at the park eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Other then the Counting Crows concert I’m going to this weekend, that about sums it up!