Another Year, Please? Homeschool Retirement Update

Another Year

I know, I’m spoiled. I’ve been hearing it all my life.

Growing up, some defended me saying,

“She’s not spoiled, she’s just plain rotten.”

I would say to them now,

“Nope, I’m just plain blessed.”

But, I haven’t always felt blessed.

However …

Blessing isn’t in circumstantial change.

Blessing is in perspective change.

Learning

A few ways my perspective changed this last year:

I’m learning that although I want to do so very much,

I can, in truth, do so very little.

I’m learning that although I have many, many interests,

in truth I only have time for a few.

I’m learning that although I like independence

I like people, too.

I’m learning that although I’ve had many misconceptions

about a variety of subjects,

I know a few things about life, too.

I’m learning that if I need help choosing a name for a stuffed moose,

I have friends willing to get crazy with me.

I’m learning that I can read better with my new reading glasses.

Talk about a new perspective.

Words, how nice of you to stay in one place on the page!

And dear, dear progressive lenses, why did I fear you?

What I'm Reading

Now that I can read comfortably again …

I didn’t finish Discworld.

Late night crocheting trumped late night reading.

I did read:

Growing Your Faith by Jerry Bridges

I am in the midst of reading:

The Greatest Thing in the World by Henry Drummond

Disciplines of Grace by Jerry Bridges

And a silly book about talking fridges, but I don’t recommend it.  In fact, I most likely won’t finish it. One doesn’t know until one tries.

Loving

The book I mentioned …

The Greatest Thing in the World,

got me pondering love from a different angle.

Jesus said, “Love the Lord with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind.”

John said, “God is love.”

Paul shared what love is:

1 Corinthians 13.

So that means,

God is 1 Corinthians 13 love.

And we are to love God with 1 Corinthians 13 love.

With that new perspective,

I got stumped on Love is Patient.

God is patient with me.

But …

How patient am I with God?

Now that’s something to ponder.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 NKJV

Serving

While it’s been an unusual month …

(I’m not sure I would recognize a usual month Smile)

I’ve met wonderful people online via Operation LITTLE FEET!

In fact, there’s a new Operation LITTLE FEET Ravelry group!

Operation Little Feet Ravelry Group

And as a treat …

I got to meet – in real life – Kathy, the assistant coordinator of Love Snuggles, and her retired military husband, Mark.

Mark and Kathy of Love Snuggles

Here’s a tiny little sample from the big bag of handmade goodies Love Snuggles donated to Operation LITTLE FEET!

Sample from Love Snuggles Bag

More to come about this amazing group in future posts!

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