I meant to write this blog post yesterday, but the day got away from me.... honestly so did the month of June. It flew right by and I didn't even notice. It ended up being much busier than I had planned. In the midst of helping at Vacation Bible School, writing devotions for His Kingdom Come, and meeting a few other deadlines, I ended up with a 10 day visit from bronchitis, who was a very unwelcome guest. Not much I could do about it so I'm just going to move one and enjoy July and August.
We started July off with a visit to my sister to meet the newest member of our family. My niece had her first child in May and it was wonderful to meet him and to watch her being a mother! Here is our little man, Case.
Friday morning my sister and I took a walk and it was like being at a bird sanctuary! I guess the lake draws the birds. We stopped more to take pictures than we actually walked.
|White Breasted Nuthatch|
|Female Red Winged Blackbird|
|Red Winged Blackbird|
July begins a new theme for the Take Me Deeper devotions at His Kingdom Come. This month we are exploring what it looks like to have a culture of Honor in the kingdom of God. Our first week looked at being dependent on God and having child-like faith. And while there was a lot to dig into and study, I found myself drawn to the theme verse for the month found in Revelation 4:11. In fact, that verse really connected me with other verses in Revelation that exalt and honor God so it has become my theme for my art this month.
I have been immersed these past few weeks in reading and studying about gratitude for the devotions for August.
*Sneak peek: our theme in August is about having our mindset shaped by gratitude and it includes some practical stories from our HKC foundation team members.
I read and studied far more than I could fit into the devotions and I was reconnected with how practicing gratitude was one of the first steps that began my journey out of burnout. So, watch for quotes and posts on gratitude in the coming weeks.
Have a good week and thanks for stopping by my blog and visiting. :)