Saturday, August 11, 2012

Currents :: August 11

The currents of my life . . . where wonders and weirdness collide.

Books: I read a fun novel, Wish You Were Here by Beth K. Vogt. I’ve started quite a few books this summer that simply haven’t sucked me in. This one did. I mean, when the girl kisses her fiance’s brother five days before the wedding…well, you have to keep turning the pages to find out what’s going to happen next.

Writing: I’m working on a new romantic suspense. I would like the record to show that regardless of what my Google searches might indicate, I have no intention of committing any acts of domestic terrorism.

Family: Our family spent a wonderful week in the mountains of North Carolina on the private and beautiful Mirror Lake located just a few miles from Lake Lure. We took a few day trips, one of which was into the Pisgah National Forest. We played at the base of Looking Glass Falls and then later in the chilly water flowing along Sycamore Flats. There was something deeply satisfying about watching my children discover a place that is a part of my earliest—and fondest—memories.

TV: I cannot stop watching the Olympics! I know I could just check the results on line, but I want to experience it. My sleep deprivation status is reaching a critical stage.

Scripture: I’ve read Psalm 119 many times. But these verses hadn’t jumped out at me until I heard Beth Moore talking about them. I read and re-read them and eventually I printed them and placed them on my mantle…maybe you need this too?

Psalm 119:132-133 ~Turn to me and be gracious to me, as is your way with those who love your name. Keep steady my steps according to your promise and let no iniquity get dominion over me. (ESV, emphasis mine)

Wonders: I’m getting the biggest kick out of watching my baby boy’s approach to our great big world. He’s fascinated by how things work and his enthusiasm is re-igniting my own. I dare you to hang out with a toddler and not find yourself amazed by Rubbermaid containers or feeling the urge to clap each time you successfully walk across a flat surface.

Weirdness: I love the “weird” Olympic sports. What makes a person spend years in training to compete for Gold (which instead of real gold is gold-plated silver and that bothers me, but I digress) in something like Badminton or Ping Pong Table Tennis? And seriously…Racewalking? I’m not disputing that it’s tough, but you have to have some major self-confidence to strut around like that in public.

May your weekend be full of wonders and weirdness!
Grace and peace,

I hope you enjoyed this week’s Currents. Each week, I’ll be sharing glimpses into the general movements and happenings in my world. The overall idea for this came from the blog of the super-talented Allison, aka, The Budget Maven. (She says she got the idea from someone, but I can’t remember who). You should check out her blog. She's way cooler than me :-).