Well, here I am facing the end of August, and I never even put an update for July. I had hoped I could keep this up, but I think right now it would be best if you simply came over and joined me at my regular blog. I post there most Monday-Friday. Monday, Tuesday, and Friday are posts based off my Do Not Fear study, and then the other two are various posts. I would love to see you there!
Someone please tell me why time always goes fastest when you want it to slow down, and vice versa. This summer seems to be flying by with more time hiding from the sun than anything else. June was a good month though, and I’m happy to share the latest and greatest from my blog with you.
Remember the Truth Wrap I gave away at the end of May? It was the most popular post for the month, and I was thrilled to be able to send it to Mandy. She’s a sweetie and you can go visit her at her site. If you are interested in winning this month’s Truth Wrap go over today and you can enter before midnight Friday! Yes, there’s a time limit, so go on over. I’m talking about vacations and routines!
Another post that was popular for June was “365 do not be afraids?” It’s actually the introduction for a new study I started that posts Monday, Tuesday, and Friday of each week. I’m really enjoying digging into the word and looking at the phrase in context and in the original language to see nuances that I have missed in the past. The most popular week so far was when God spoke to Hagar.
I did a little tweaking around my site, cleaned up my categories, put a new header and headshot up, and I even created a facebook page for Stacey’s Daze if you want to come over and like it. I would love it if you joined me regularly however you choose to do so!!
The biggest thing that happened around here this past month is my oldest’s birthday and high school graduation. The fact we have reached this point is incredible to me. If you want a few more details, here’s the story. I am so incredibly proud of him and plan on enjoying his presence around here as much as possible before the end of the summer.
The most popular post for this month was still the ripple pattern which makes me so happy. I’m glad people are finding it and using it. If you use it I would LOVE to see your final results. I am sure they are gorgeous! There have been a few question and answers in the comment section, so be sure to look there as well.
I also had a lot of people visit my post on quiet times over at Songs of Prayer. I love it when God shows me He’s everywhere all the time. His presence is so comforting and reassuring, and when I forget He is here it’s so much harder. One way I remind myself that he is here is by something I recently started. I am Writing the Bible. I know, it sounds crazy, but I’m almost done with Esther. Maybe Nehemiah next? Maybe the Psalms. Though I do have some questions/comments about Esther that I want to breifly cover first. Maybe that will become post material.
On two last notes, I wrapped up my series about Sabrina, and I started a new monthly giveaway. In fact, if you go over today you still have time to enter. I announce the winner Saturday and I can’t wait to find out who gets the prize. What is it? Well, the ripple pattern is a hint for you. Come on over!!!
I can’t believe that April is done and over. Can someone please tell me how that happens? I wanted to update you with a few links from my blog you may be interested in.
First, the post that was the most popular actually surprised me for it was an older one. If you are a crocheter then this link is for you! My Ripple Pattern has been very popular with the hook-ers this past month. I have been told it is easy to follow, and easy to remember. If you try it out let me know if you agree.
I started a series based off of this bit of fiction, Wrapped Up. I have been exposing Sabrina’s lies, which, let me be honest, are my lies that I have or do live with now. Come join me as we learn to live in truth.
And for a personal triumph, come check out A Win. It was more than the trophy I walked away with at the end of the day.
There are many other posts you might find interesting as well including a Summer Book Challenge, links to some amazing blogs, and some lessons I learned from a non-conference. You know you are interested!
Sometimes I’m too much.
Sometimes I’m not enough.
Sometimes I’m simply not what is wanted or needed.
These are facts that will not go away.
It’s truth for me and those it involves.
But it’s not Truth.
Not Truth I can hold on to.
Or Truth that never changes.
It’s not Truth about me for always and forever.
It’s a moment
a point in time
They can change their mind about me
But will I change?
In a sense, yes. I will become more of who I am.
And I will still be too much, not enough, or simply not what is wanted or needed.
Because THAT? That is defined by another person who is also sometimes
too much, not enough, or simply not what is wanted or needed.
Whatever reason another has
for not wanting a friendship
is not how you should define yourself.
Through the eyes of Love
Through Grace and Mercy
Through acceptance and forgiveness
Then… go and define others in that way as well.
Even those that define you differently.
[This was my most popular post for 2011. Original Post]