Just a few thoughts…

I’ve not been a consistent blogger this month. We’ve spent a lot of time with family. It’s been wonderful.

We spent the past week in Texas with my parents, my sister and her husband, and my brother. It was nearly 100 degrees everyday and sunny. My parents happen to live at a resort. Well, not really a resort, but it sure does seem like it. The pool is huge and beautiful and my dad plays bluegrass music over a system that plays throughout the house and down by the pool all day long. We played loads of pool volleyball, sat in the sun, and drank cider all afternoon. Stewart (the one-eyed cat) even joined in the festivities a bit. He lounged with us. Such a sweet cat he is.

While we were there, my mom brought down a few boxes from the attic that I’d yet to go through since getting married and moving out. I found some treasures. All of my journals were in one of those boxes. I read through a few of them. The one from 8th and 9th grade is hilarious. I was the most dramatic 14 year old ever. And so boy crazy. But what 14 year old girl isn’t right? I read through some of my high school journals and discovered that I’ve been struggling with the same things for ten years. In those journals I’m always doubting that the Lord is pleased with me and wanting to be more faithful. I think I deal with the same issues today. Do any of you see yourself dealing with the same sort of sin or struggles year after year? I’d like to be able to break free from these things.

All of the journal reading has inspired me to be a bit more faithful to the journal I currently keep. And to set aside more time for songwriting. I’ve got some lovely tunes in the works. Hopefully we’ll be playing new songs at our shows in August and September.

I think that’ll be all for now. Have a lovely day friends.


5 responses

  1. Recently I looked back on my high school journals and, thanks be to God, I realized that He had freed me from many of the struggles! I will continue to learn what it means to walk by the Spirit so that I will not carry out the desires of the flesh (Galatians), but I praise God that He has forgiven my sins and grown me out of many of the struggles (that are similar to the two that you named). May He grant you that same kind of freedom when you look to the cross and see how much He has loved you.
    Keep making beautiful music, it is such a blessing! May our Father be glorified.

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