What I have been doing this August

1:30 AM

While this blog has been busy, I haven’t posted much about my life since I told you that my sister was not getting married like we thought. I’m not going to lie, I have had a rough time the last month. Not only has there been a lot of emotional stuff related to Rose, I personally have had to deal with some people doing some hurtful things. August was one of those months that just as I think that I am going to be able to take a deep breath, something happened and it felt like I had been punched in the stomach again emotionally speaking.

However, one of the things that always amazes me is that, in the midst of difficult times, God gives us gifts if we are willing to look for them. I was able to go and spend a few days with my dear friend and fellow writer, J. Grace Pennington.

We hung out, watched Star Trek together, talked about dealing with hurt in a godly way, ate awesome food, caught up on each other’s lives, and talked writing. I also got to ride the Amtrak train to go see her. How cool is that?

I also met up with a couple of friends for lunch. God ordained this lunch because, that morning, we all had some difficult things happen and we were able to mutually encourage each other. It was amazing.

I can’t even begin to count all the texts from close friends that just blessed me. They ranged from just telling me how their work day went to saying kind things about me. It is amazing how those texts can turn my day around.

August Amazingness was so much fun to run. I really enjoyed all the enthusiasm, and it was pretty cool to see how many people downloaded things when I had them for free.

Finally, I am reading an incredibly moving book, and was blessed with a new Bible cover that makes it easier to move my quiet time wherever I want. This is one of those small things that end up being a huge thing.

So there are some of the highlights of my month. What were some of yours?

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  1. I didn't find out about your August giveaways until the last week, but I am grateful for the freebies I was able to grab. Thank you for your generosity. I look forward to getting some of the books on your recommendation list for my teens. It is nice to find someone who has given an honest review of books from a Christian standpoint.