Well well, it sure has been awhile since I’m come on here! I almost forgot my username to log into wordpress. Yikes!
The last couple months have been busy and full, and honestly, blogging has just not even been on my radar. As I’ve said countless times, I struggle with writing since it is really not my gifting.. but, I do hope to keep this blog afloat despite this, as I do enjoy blogging from time to time!
Without going into too much detail, I will just say that the LORD has been so good to me and has really been working on refining me these last couple months. My stubborn and prideful self has been lovingly humbled time and time again by our merciful Father. Although it’s been difficult and even quite painful at times, I have seen the glory of God with new eyes and have learned so much about myself and the Lord in the process. He is SO good and provides all that we need and more! Beyond just basic daily life needs, he has given me joy and peace that is beyond my understanding through what he has accomplished for me (and for HIS glory!) in the work of Jesus Christ. I couldn’t ask for more and I couldn’t be more filled with pure contentment and joy! Still a struggle to fight against that nasty sin of pride every single hour of every day…
so between humbling myself and praising God for all he is and does for me, I’ve kept busy! I hope and pray your lives have been rich with God’s love and mercy and joy and peace, which perfectly sustains us like nothing else in this world can!
[If you're really THAT curious what I've been up to these past few months, here's a couple quick words: started attending a new church-plant in a town close by that we are LOVING.... discovered the joy of the local library and have probably checked out 20 books already!.... canned or froze 20 lbs of cucumbers (pickles!), 20lbs of tomatoes (salsa and tomato sauce!), 20lbs of peaches (just chopped and froze), and 20lbs of apples (apple sauce and apple pie filling!) and learned that I way overdid it for my first time canning/preserving... ran a 5K race with my hubby and watched my sister, brother, and brother-in-law run the half-marathon (which I had originally set out to do but am glad I changed it to the 5K!)... learned to make sourdough english muffins and crackers (fun and yum!)... switched to 8 hour shifts at work rather than 12 hr shifts (but yep, still nights!) and so far am loving it!.... and..... yep, I think that's enough :) ]