I’m in a baking-writing-swimming-movie-watching sort of mood. So, I’m taking a break from editing a sermon transcript to write a few random things.
First off, I just love summer. How awesome are these long days filled with sunshine and warm smells? I adore the smell of freshly cut grass, sunshine-baked dirt, and chlorine and sunscreen. It’s no secret I’m quite fond of flip flops too. In fact, I don’t remember the last time I wore socks due to the miles I’m putting on my beloved flops. Yes, summer is the season for me.
Secondly, I love what I get to do this summer. I’m interning with my church (Oak Grove Baptist), which involves leading True Beauty, a summer discipleship program for girls ages 6-14 on how to be a godly woman, and transcribing and editing sermons. I get to listen to sermons all day, then read them over and over and call it a job. Ha! Best job ever.
Thirdly, baking has become an obsession. I’m teaching the older True Beauty girls how to cook, clean, and sew this summer and through that process I’m falling in love with cooking all over again. The mixers, flour dust, fresh fruit, spatulas, pots and pans, and brand new recipes blend together (no pun intended) to create a masterpiece that so many people can enjoy. What a gift cooking can be, and I forgot all about it’s little sugar-crusted self.
Fourthly, I’m becoming more and more content with where God has me. Well, besides the constant yearning to be in Africa. I love teaching the girls and I love transcribing sermons. I love spending hours at night chatting with Elisabeth Elliot through her stories (she chats, I mostly try to read into what she’s saying. Pun completely intended), and I love being with my family. I love being discipled by my Pastor and his wife. I love being single and getting to spend so much time with God, just Him and me. He is showing me so much right now, and I know me- I know if I had a boyfriend/husband I would be severely tempted to depend more on them than on the Lord. God is so gracious in giving us exactly what we need- if I needed a husband, I would have one. But I don’t, because I need more of God first.
Here are a few other random things I’ve fallen in love with this summer:
- James (the book of)
- Hebrews (especially chapter 11 which is packed with encouragement in every line)
- Blue ink pens
- Making headbands
- Blogging (it’s a return to that love)
- Spending time with God outside (reading the Word, journaling, etc)