Thursday, September 28, 2006

Catching Up

I have finally started reading the book Leslie has been recommending: Disciplines of a Godly Woman by Barbara Hughes. I have just started the book and already see areas in my life where God is (and will be ) working. I like to be disciplined but often fail in taking steps to discipline every area of my life. Hughes says “discipline is important for my spiritual life … it is the path by which the good news of Christ gives meaningful shape to all the days of my life.” First I must get rid of everything that impedes godliness and then I must direct my energy toward godliness. Godliness doesn’t just happen. I have to be intentional in this quest of being a godly wife and mother. I hope to blog about lessons learned in the coming days.

School has been going great around here. What is hard is learning to balance everything. We are keeping busy with school, home and church commitments. But most of the things we are involved with allow us to participate together as a family so that is special. And I just LOVE this time of year. I grew up in South Georgia where there were just 2 seasons: HOT and not-so-hot. So one of the things I truly love about Virginia is the weather and the fact that we actually experience all 4 seasons. I love the crispness that is in the air!

Last week, Coleman and Emmie started playing soccer with a homeschool group in town. So cute and fun!


Amy said...

Nice to here from you again Jenn. Your children looks so sweet in their matching t-shirts. I love the idea of homeschool sports!

Kelly said...

Glad to hear things are going well. We are playing soccer in the Spring and can't wait.

Christina said...

I'd really like to read Disciplines of a Godly Woman in the future too. For now, I've got a big stack that I'm reading through. I look forward to hearing from you what you learn. I've enjoyed reading Leslie's comments on the book also.

Wendy said...

What a great picture of your kids! They look so happy. I love this time of year too.

I just started that book as well, so I'll be interested to read what God is teaching you through it. I have already been challenged through it and through Leslie's blogging about it.

Anonymous said...

Do I smell a book club?

I am really excited that we are kind of reading this book "together." I hope we can use our blogs to encourage one another in our pursuit to be godly women. It spurs me on just knowing other women who are striving!

Congrats, Jenn, on having a great start to your school year!