I said I’d be back! I was tempted to call it a night and turn in, but I knew that since I said I’d post, I’d lose sleep if I didn’t. Like I said earlier…accountability. So, I’m back.
I actually have a lot to post. One of the reasons I’ve been slacking is because I know I have more than I can fit in a post, and I can’t decide what to go with. So, I just procrastinate until there’s not enough of my brain left to pick a subject and write a coherent post. (The rambling was so bad, last week, that I couldn’t even save the draft!)
Some highlights, from the past two weeks:
I finished Angie Smith’s book (I Will Carry You). Wow. That’s really all I can say. It’s amazing, as I interact (on whatever level) with other people who have been down this road, to see the ways that the Spirit of God works. I find myself reading and hearing not just ideas that I’ve had, but people actually using the same words that I’ve used. It would be unsettling, if I believed it were just coincidence. As the moving of the Holy Spirit, though, it’s a source of extreme joy and comfort for me. I know it’s not a coincidence; my God is just that big!
I’ve been spending a lot of time, over the last few weeks, working on a project that I’m SUPER excited about. I can’t share details, just yet, but I can’t WAIT to tell you all about it! I’m just waiting for the timing to be right, and there’s a lot of tweaking still going on. It’s getting close, though! (It’s a good thing; I’m getting to the point where I’m going to bust if I can’t share it soon!)
I’m still working on administrative stuff. I’ve been able to free up some time to devote solely to it, and, Lord willing, there will be some things happening with that this week. I don’t know exactly what, but I’m really excited to see how the Lord is going to move things.
I have a new prayer request for you, as well. I talked to a good friend, last night, that I haven’t been able to connect with in a while. She’s the pastor’s wife at a small church in the suburbs of a very large city, and she’s been my Paul (spiritual mentor) through a lot of things, including this horrible thing called “bereaved parenting”. She shared with me that there is a family in their church, right now, who is walking this road. Baby Vanessa has been diagnosed with Trisomy-18, the same chromosome abnormality our Zoe-girl had. She’s doing pretty well, for now, but she’s going to be having surgery to repair a heart defect. I don’t have a lot of details, but I know that prayer helps – no matter what the details are! I’ll keep you posted on what I know, but, for now, that’s really all I do. Our prayers are going up on her behalf, and our hearts are with her and her family. If you’re reading this, we’re praying for you and Vanessa! I’ve never met her, but I know she’s precious!
Since I finished Angie’s book, I did update my “Current Books” widget. I don’t know if anyone’s following it, but I am moving through things. I’m almost finished with the other book I’ve had up there, too. I’m hoping to finish it this weekend. I’m not sure what I’m going to start next; I got a few new things in the mail today, and I have an online resource that I haven’t had a chance to check out yet. I do have a draft of a resource list started, but I don’t have it ready to publish here, just yet. I’m hoping to get it up soon, though, so keep an eye out for it.
I have a lot more to tell you all, but I need to get to bed – the boys have their last t-ball game in the morning, so I need some sleep! I’m hoping to be able to post again on Sunday night, so, Lord willing, I’ll talk to you then. In the meantime, I’d really appreciate your prayers!