Hi, friends. There was an error in the link in my previous post. If you missed my thoughts about exercise and ruffled feathers this week at 5 Minutes for Faith, you can find it here.
It’s August! That means it’s time to look back at last month. In random order, here are some things I learned in July:
1. There is no way to baby proof this door. At least, there is no way that complies with the fire code or is compatible for a high-traffic area. (And this picture reveals just how filthy the door is. Ew.)
2. Chris Sligh sings “Empty Me,” and Jason Castro sings “Only a Mountain.” I don’t know who I thought sang them, but it’s pretty cool that both are former American Idol contestants who are now Christian recording artists. Check this out:
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3. My current spontaneous utterance is the word “awesome.” It’s very versatile in that it works for things I’m excited about and things that I’m not so much. Your company was featured in a magazine? Awesome! (My brother and sister-in-law really were featured here.) Slimy, white maggots infested the garbage in our garage while we were on vacation? Awesome. (Hey, it keeps me from saying worse things…) Anthony went down for a nap without a fight? Awesome. He woke up with diarrhea saturating the bed? A.w.e.s.o.m.e.
4. The Voxer app makes me smile. In reality, it is just like going straight to someone’s voice mail, but some God-sized dreamers are making good use of it. An encouraging message makes a great day brightener. The Laudate app is a huge gem, too.
5. My kids will occasionally pleasantly surprise me. While on vacation one morning last week, Anna brought me my coffee just how I like it…with no apparent ulterior motive.
6. The iPhone is a wonder. I need a remedial crash course in its use. Since Heather offered one to me, I better get over to her place and cash in on that.
7. I’ve developed a habit of referring to boys under the age of 5 as “buddy.” It started with my son and migrated to two of my nephews last week. Just came slipping out. Hope they don’t mind.
8. It’s true what they say: a good friend is a treasure. I’ve got one, and I hope she knows how much I love her. I also continue to be humbled by the women whose friendships were birthed through our online writing. They carry me like few others. Love my Mosaics and God-sized Dreamers.
9. People make shockingly horrible decisions, but they also make shockingly brave and kind ones. I’m learning to focus on and be grateful for the latter.
There were other things I learned…but I didn’t write them down, so I’m going with 9 for July.
What did you learn in July?
Have any good app suggestions for me?
Linking up with Emily at Chatting at the Sky