November came and went faster than I anticipated. I can hardly believe that it is already almost half way through December. I remember a friend once sharing that the days are long but the months and years are short, and I keep finding that to be true.
It's always a joy to share things that I've found in this little corner of the interwebs, so I thought I would share a few favorites from November and December so far. Enjoy.
Nine Questions To Ask Yourself To Prepare For 2018 - I can hardly believe that it is almost 2018, but I've already started thinking and praying about goals for next year. This post was particularly helpful as I prepare.
Did you know that Aaron Burr's grandfather was Jonathan Edwards, the preacher? I didn't either until Emily P. Freeman pointed it out on her What We Learned This Fall post. In her words: "I am sure everyone else knew this but I did not! And now that line in Wait for It make’s sense: “My grandfather was a fire and brimstone preacher (preach-a, preach-a, preach-a) . . . ” Thank you, Hamilton soundtrack, for teaching me so much about Aaron Burr, sir."
I found out this month that I'm an Enneagram type 7, and it explains so much about how God made me. What type are you? If you don't know, you can take the free assessment at Your Enneagram Coach's website.
Brandon and I watched/devoured the first season of Victoria abut the life of Queen Victorian of England. It was so good that I spent the morning of Black Friday researching about Queen Victoria and her descendants. The BBC and PBS' Masterpiece are doing an excellent job of creating beautiful television content.
I'm almost done with the She Reads Truth Bible in a Year reading plan, and it has been a joy and a challenge to read and summarize the Bible in a year. I'm currently reading Daniel, and reading most of the Bible before reading this book has given more flesh to the bones of the context of this book. It makes me look forward to studying books like Daniel more in-depth in 2018.
Refresh: Embracing a Grace-Paced Life in a World of Endless Demands - one of the few books that I read and finished in November, but a book that I needed all year. If you're looking for a practical book on rest and refreshment in the Lord, particularly for women, might I recommend this little book. It is very practical, more practical than I was expecting, and it gave me helpful ideas to think about implementing more rest and refreshment in my life in the midst of busyness.
What are some of your favorites from the month of November and December?
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Shalom! I'm Madi, a laughter-loving, movie-going, spontaneous-dancing, follower of Christ. Join me as I seek glimpses of God's grace in the ordinary and everyday.
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