I meant to write this yesterday, and I did try to get here to do it, but apparently my webhost site was down as I couldn’t even get to my webpage. And then I forgot. 😀
Third Wednesdays are now going to be me rambling about random stuff–my life, what I’m learning, what I’m writing, and whatever else comes to mind. I may throw in a random devotion thought, but it won’t be the whole post. At the end, or maybe at the beginning, I will add the infamous or obscure real life tip.
At the end of 2022, I bought The One Year Chronological Bible. I started it on Jan. 1. I’ve learned some interesting things while reading that, though I’ve read the entire Bible before, I didn’t see before.
- God created all animals and people as vegetarians. (Gen. 1:29-30)
- Ishmael had twelve sons. (Gen 25:16)
- Esau married one of Ishmael’s daughters.(Gen 28:9)
- When Jacob blessed Joseph’s sons, he said the younger would be greater than the older.(Gen 48:19)
- When Jacob blessed his own sons just before his death, some of those blessings read more as curses.(Gen 49)
Reading these things chronologically has been interesting. I look forward to reading throughout the rest of the year.
I’ve been writing more. Posting the serial story has helped. I have yet to finish that book, so in order to keep posting chapters, I had to get to it. 🙂 Since the beginning of January, I have written … over 4000 words. It’s not tons, but it’s better than zero, and probably pretty close to how much I wrote for the whole of 2022.
Writing goals for 2023:
- publish at least one book
- finish getting my backlist (previously published books) into print format
- blog here weekly, though BookWormMom will be taking over the recipe of the month week. 🙂
As for what else is going on in my life … not much. This week I’ve been sick. My husband caught something last week and shared. Wasn’t that so nice? I don’t seem to have it as badly as he did, so I’m grateful for that.
Our church is doing twenty-one days of prayer and fasting, which we do every January. Because of my health issues, I can’t fast food, so I am fasting soda and YouTube. It’s not been easy. Ten more days to go. 😀 If you’re interested in joining our prayer service, it airs live M-F at 6am and Saturdays at 9am on https://21days.churchofthehighlands.com/ or you can watch that day’s service at any time during the day. It gets replaced every day. 🙂
I’d also recommend our pastor’s most recent book, Pray First. It’s a great resource for prayer guidance.
I’m not much of a non-fiction reader, but I’m enjoying this book. It’s one of two non-fiction books I plan to read this year, a step up from last year’s one.
Six weeks … that’s how long until my youngest daughter gets married.
Aren’t they just so cute?
I don’t feel like I’m old enough to have four kids married (almost). But I am. Though I guess some days, shew … if you know, you know.
We love her husband-to-be. He is a good fit for her.
“I’m not crying; you’re crying.”
And that’s all for this week …
Except the REAL LIFE TIP: Don’t make a promise unless you know you can keep it.