On the Eleventh Day of Christmas….

…my true love gave to me:

a new Bible study at my kitchen table – Ephesians. I’m excited and terrified to lead, as usual. A privilege.

2-3 new bodies around that same table

memories of a glorious Christmas celebration at beautiful, sacred Trinity

The relief of turning the calendar to a new year, though it was agonizing to do so. Felt like I was leaving my mom behind and that was more heartbreaking than I anticipated.

Three children back in school, and one two-year-old who is talking up a storm – finally and gratefully. I love those kids.

A heart of compassion and empathy for my friends, including Jodi, Judy, Paul, Kelly, Shane, Joe, and Jeff, who have all lost parents since mom died in July.

a body that’s compelled to health in a new way after an autumn of great success in my spinning class; excited to bump it up a notch in the weeks and months ahead

a heart of thanks for all of you who follow my occasional musings with such grace and joy. thank you.

an eagerness for some upcoming gigs – will link to an updated calendar soon.

Therefore we do not lose heart, though outwardly we are wasting away, inwardly we are being renewed day by day by day by day by day by day by day…..

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7 thoughts on “On the Eleventh Day of Christmas….

  1. I am so glad God carries us and renews us day by day! I need that renewal today!!!

    side note: would LOVE to be close enough to do that study with you! 🙂 I am getting ready to start leading a Beth Moore study (Believing God) at the end of the month for 10 weeks. I am excited, and yes, terrified too!

    Love you!
    Heather

    • thanks heather – we’re doing a manuscript study – no videos or workbooks for me – eek! I love it, though — have been shaped by this kind of study for so long now, i’m grateful for a chance to do it again!

  2. Update: Ephesians – 8 women around the Sacred Kitchen Table. It was a wonderful start, 3 brand new to our study, and one more newbie hopefully on the way next week. Yes!

  3. You made me remember that when our sons were small I would sing them to sleep with the song, Day by Day. Oh, to live the lyrics! “Day by Day, Day by Day, Oh Dear Lord, Three things I pray, To see thee more clearly, Love thee more dearly, Follow thee more nearly. Day by Day!”
    God’s blessings I pray on your kitchen table group!
    jep

  4. Hey girl! How delightful to read about the many things happening for you and soooo happy to hear Ezra is talking! Way to go big boy!

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