Fresh Starts


Have you ever been part of something where you just felt an incredible sense of community?  For a season, I was part of such a group.  The group is Proverbs 31 Ministries Online Bible Studies.  The ladies who volunteer are such a wonderful, loving and compassionate group.  For a season, I had to step away from my role as a Facebook Small Group leader due to our recent move to Texas.  However, I have been able to stay in touch with many of the ladies through Facebook.  Plus, the ladies who were part of my Facebook Small group provide such a source of love, friendship, and Christian fellowship.  These women truly are my sisters in Christ.

I have been waiting patiently (well truthfully maybe not that patiently) for the opportunity to return to the ministry.  Today I took the first step towards returning, which involved a phone interview.  Now I have some more waiting for the first steps of training to begin.  But it feels so right to know I am on my way back to volunteering for an awesome ministry that touches the lives of so many.  I truly feel blessed to have this opportunity.  I consider today to also be a fresh start of attempting to keep up with my blogs.  Intentions are great, but sometimes my “real” life has to take priority.  So I am picking up where I am and striving to stick to writing now.

At the same time, I am continuing on my weight loss journey.  The battle never ends, but I know ultimately it is worth the effort.  I have been doing better about drinking more water and less of other things.

So what is going on in your life?  I would love to hear from you!



My Weekend

Today is another day of the Write365 challenge, plus it is the first day of the Ultimate Blog Challegrvfor July.  Here are some pictures from the past two days.

I took the previous photos at a rest area Dennis and I stopped at on our way to Beaumont, Texas.  

This is a picture of our hotel room.

Here is dinner from the first night.

Finally, here is our dinner from tonight at a Japanese steak house.