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We’ve been blessed with a really calm start to the new year. New Year’s Day we watched “War Room” one of the Kendrick Brothers movies. We started the year off being reminded of how important prayer is. Out of all the movies that the Kendrick Brothers have done (we’ve seen and own them all); “War Room” continues to be our favorite. We find the lessons it teaches to be the easiest to apply to your life, whatever stage you may be in. And it’s always encouraging to see how God can answer specific prayers if only we will ask.
And then over the weekend we watched their newest movie “Overcomer”. I love watching how much these guys improve with every film. And secretly we enjoy trying to find some of the people who’ve been in other Kendrick Brothers movies. If you’ve seen it did you spot Nathan from “Courageous” or Tom from “War Room”? (I may have seen these movies a few too many times…). I really appreciate the reminder that what you do or the titles that we place on ourselves are NOT our true identity. In reality our identity has NOTHING to do with any of these. Our identity is found in Jesus and who HE says we are.
This week everyone has gone back to work, school, or both. Every semester is a new routine and a new balancing act.
To add another plate in the act, the computer that I’ve been using for work is probably about 10 years old. It’s a little slower than I’d prefer but, it works. Before Christmas the internet provider that I had been using suddenly quit and I panicked. We were trying to figure out who was going to get what type of computer and when considering that everyone needs a reliable computer daily.
BUT THEN just before going back to work we had it looked at and I realized that there were actually TWO different internet providers installed on this computer!
Only one wasn’t working! (I had completely forgotten about the other one because I NEVER used it). I thought that the computer was on the brink of breaking. Actually it’s still working nicely! Now, no one has to rush right out and buy computer or create a computer schedule (Hallelujah!).
And then earlier this week I was organizing the millions of photos that I have on different photo storage cards and USB drives. Somehow I hit the wrong button and ended up deleting about 115 photos that I actually wanted to keep! (Every. Time. I do something like this I end up accidently deleting something I wanted to keep. Hence the reason I avoid photo organization like the plague.). Thankfully I *think* I was able to recover most of the files that I wanted to keep and I haven’t accidently deleted any others that I needed.
What I thought was going to be a really rocky start to the work week actually ended up unfolding quite nicely. What are some of the blessings that you’ve noticed in your life this past week? I’d love if you’d share a few below!
Until next time,
P.S. January can be a lonely time. The holidays are behind us, it’s dark and sometimes snowy. As a result, it’s easy to forget how loved we are. If you need a reminder check out my book below. It’s available in e-book and paperback.