It’s crazy to think it’s already time for this again!
Highlights of the month
- voting for the very first time
- writing (of course)
- making an audio drama with cousins
- a sibling sleepover
- wearing cozy sweaters
- sight-reading piano duets with a brother
- building relationships with people in my writing community
- cleaning my room
- making mashed potatoes in a ginormous bowl
- hanging white lights in my bedroom
- accidentally winning this giveaway (!!!)
Books I’ve been reading this month
Last month I didn’t read very much. This month I read much more. Thankfully. And each book was in a different genre! Bonus points.
I’ve not finished this one yet, but I’ve enjoyed it so far! I’m a huge fan of allegories, and Ela’s conversations with the Infinite help me understand and appreciate the Lord more. Oh, I love the power of fiction.:)
I mentioned this one last month, but it’s worth mentioning again.:) I love reading this aloud to some of my siblings.
I’m reading this one with some family members, and so far it’s been very enjoyable… despite the fact that it’s a romance.:) The plot is so complex, and I love how some of the characters are based off of characters in Dickens’ Bleak House.
I’ve also been able to venture into the dystopian genre while reading/editing a friend’s incredibly amazing novel-in-progress!!!
Journal Snippets from this month
“I have been careless of my ways – letting life fly by while I grasp at bits of it for myself. God, I want to live whole-heartedly for You – nothing held back. God, let me seek You passionately and purposefully. I want to use this season to learn how to be a doormat for humanity. (reference to an Oswald Chambers quote)”
“God’s salvation and righteousness are enough to make me greatly rejoice… and He provides them even on my worst days. I have a reason to worship. Thank You, Jesus.”
“Oh, God… let me choose You and Your ways… first and always. Be the deepest desire of my heart and the love of my life. Be the reason I live and breathe.”
“Oh, God, guidance. Let me listen to Your gentle whisper rather than the wild throbs of my heart.”
And that’s a wrap! How was your month? Did you do/read/write anything you care to share?:)