This post (and any that follow in the series) is adapted from Amber‘s coffee dates.
If we were having a cup of tea together, we’d talk about my new home. Tyler and I are finally settled in and it’s really feeling like we’re home. Everything is moved in and [mostly] put away. I’m still trying to figure out wall decor at the moment, but it hasn’t been very high on my priority list. My sister just gifted us a custom portrait of one of our wedding pictures and I’m so excited to give it a place in our bedroom! Our pup Kane has adjusted really well and his behavior (although good to start out with) has improved by leaps and bounds the more he learns that he can trust us.
If we were having tea together, I’d quickly recap my Southwest roadtrip with you. This weekend, I returned from a week-long girls trip with my best friend of 10 years (hi Van!) and it was so refreshing. We had a rough itinerary, but we were able to pick and choose what we wanted to spend time on and what we didn’t. Lots of car time with great talks and catching up. I vlogged the whole trip and will be starting to edit those videos tonight for your viewing pleasure!
If we were having a cup of tea together, we would talk about my recent feelings of inadequacy. They’ve been creeping up on me for the first time in awhile, and I’m not used to it. The enemy keeps whispering hurtful and untrue things in my ears and a small part of me is believing what he says. I’d ask you about how you combat feelings like these. I’ve been spending more time in the Word lately than I have in years, so I know this is just one of the ways he’s trying to kick me off track.
If we were having tea together, we’d talk about Bible journaling. I haven’t picked up my supplies in weeks. The last few pages that I’ve created have left me feeling flat and unfulfilled. My time with the creative team is over (see that announcement here) and picking the practice back up after taking a break has proved to be more difficult than I thought it would be. I want to love it again and I know my desire will return, but it’s making me anxious.
If we were having tea together, I’d ask you about what you are doing when you spend time with God. My main focus for the month of May is Bible study, and I’ve been very diligent at keeping up the practice. I feel so filled up and refreshed and want to plan next steps. I’ve been saturating myself in the Gospel of Luke and Romans for the past month and have loved it. Have you been doing a devotional or study lately that I should check out?