What I did this summer IV

In keeping up with tradition over the last three years, here is my what-I-did-this-summer little blog post:

I went canoeing for the first time,

kayak1took a long trip and listened to an audio book, played with my grand-daughter, read to my grand-daughter,

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took my grand-daughter on a walk, smiled at my grand-daughter, thought of my grand-daughter, educated people about Essential Oils, received the Word of the Lord, ate a gutter Sundae, gave the Word of the Lord, went on numerous walks in the woods with my dog, played with my dog, yelled at my dog, laughed at my dog, had a 60th birthday party for my hubby,



ate kebabs, scrubbed my floor, grew in hope, canned applesauce, canned green beans, navigated a heart-wrenching situation with my sister and understood for the first time that there are so many silent casualties of war,


learned to trust better, made bread, cried with a friend, had coffee with a friend, talked with a friend, sang out loud, laughed very very hard, exercised, slept in on Saturdays, colored a piece of pottery, visited with my daughter in Virginia, participated in a shrimp boil, swam a whole mile for the first time but oh-so slowly, drank some great wine, drank some lousy wine, received forgiveness, extended mercy, made kale chips, sat around a camp fire and worshiped God, did some life coaching and rejoiced with my clients, made some really good bread, listened to classical music, wrote, grew a garden, harvested from a friend’s garden, bought an antenna, was given a new business idea, graduated from coaching school,exercised with my friends, spoke at Michael’s funeral, personal trained some pretty cool people, grew my expectation, saw my church become a family, welcomed Gianna into our church, did a lot of business masterminding, celebrated 34 years of marriage,


read a book in French, read a few books in English, ate ice cream, had ice cream melt on my hands, made some good decisions, made some poor decisions, discovered all over again how my life is in God’s hands, reveled in His love.

Cultivating Thankfulness with Ann Voskamp

one-thousand7#972 Realizing how blessed I am

#973 the wind blowing outside

#974 My mind filled with hope

Sometimes, I link up with any or all of these wonderful writers: Hearts 4 Home, SDG, Hearts Reflected, WLW, EOA, Things I can’t say, Growing Home, Play Dates with God, Monday Musings, Hear it on Sunday,Inspire Me Monday, Tell me a Story, The Better Mom, a Mama’s Story, Into the Word, In and Around Mondays,OYHT, Gratituesday,Titus2Tuesdays, Extraordinay, Lessons from Ivy, Denise in Bloom, Sweet Blessings, Faith Filled Friday, Finding Joy, WholeHearted Home, Mom’s the Word, Reclaiming a Redeemed Life, Still Saturday



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