Well, a new year in a new place. God has poured His blessings upon us as we’ve begun establishing our home amid family and friends. (It’s been like “coming back home,” actually; not really like we’re “newcomers.”) We have felt such joy surrounding us, as we’ve jumped into new discipleship and ministry relationships, slowly worked on decorating our rental home while offering hospitality, and excitedly watched our little ones grow and adjust to our new life while spending lots of quality time with their grandparents.
We’ve had an unseasonably warm winter this year, and we are already beginning to see flowers blooming, bulbs popping up, and trees budding. We awake each morning to the sound of birdsong (well, a baby hollering, first, and then I listen to the birds’ chatter as I nurse him).
I’ve gradually added the pleasure of sewing back into my days. I completed a small “pram quilt” for a baby shower gift, and I’m now working on finishing a decorating project for Gen’s room. (I’ll share it with you soon!) I believe I’ve finally tracked down our camera cord to download photos onto our computer (from the past few months!), so hopefully I’ll be able to show you some photo updates soon.
God has continued to minister to our hearts in new ways, and Calvin and I have each been able to delve into deeper biblical studies these days. I am especially enjoying The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace. I’ve also been referring back to an old favorite, Kitchen Table Counseling by Muriel Cook these days, too!
Thanks for your patience, friends, as I took a break from blogging! I’ll be gradually developing a new schedule, but I suspect that my posting will still be fairly infrequent at this point. (Keep a subscription to my blog posts, so that you know when a new one comes up!) Blessings to you.