So somehow I managed to miss blogging last weekend. Probably because I was out of town and just plain exhausted when I got home Sunday. By the time I remembered, it was Tuesday or Wednesday and I said the heck with it. :-) Both weeks were good weeks - found out this past Tuesday that I've cleared underwriting (Praise the Lord!) and we are set for closing. Now the waiting and packing begins. I'm so thankful for how smoothly this entire process has gone.
Sarah and I took a meandering trip through North Georgia last weekend. We went up to the apple orchard we normally go to and we took the "back way" up and then meandered through other back roads to reach the outlet mall so we could run in one store. On our way back to her house, we decided to go to the state park up there to check out the waterfall. It was an absolutely gorgeous day and we thoroughly enjoyed our trip. I think it was more fun because it was outside our personalities. We're both planners so to just randomly drive, off the interstate no less, was a nice change. We both commented how much we enjoyed it.
This weekend she and I went to Macon to celebrate my mom's birthday. I love being with my family and this weekend was no exception. I'm so thankful to have family members that enjoy being with each other. It makes going home such an enjoyable event. Probably won't happen again for me until Thanksgiving so I enjoyed the weekend even more.
Spiritually these last two weeks have been spent in the New Testament, early in Christ's ministry. Last week I was struck by how important it is to really know Scripture because Satan and the demons do. When Jesus was tempted in the desert, Satan was twisting Scripture to tempt Jesus. It just struck me that if we don't know Scripture and have it imprinted on our hearts, we can easily go off course when temptation calls. This week was totally different - I saw something new in the story of the woman at the well. I've long been familiar with the story of how Jesus saw right through her and confronted her about her sinful behavior. What I noticed this time was what happened after the encounter. Scripture says she went and told everyone about her encounter and her tale prompted them to have their own encounter with Jesus. How many lives were saved because she was excited about what happened to her and shared Jesus with others? That got me thinking about whether or not I'm still excited about what Jesus did for me (and is still doing) and how often I share it. It was definitely something I've been mulling over and will probably be mulling over for quite some time.
I guess that's about all I have for now. Life is pretty calm around here and I'm liking that. I do have two book reviews written, I just have to get them posted. More to come next week...