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Blog Update: Where Have I Been?

These past few months I have at times felt like I’ve been in the midst of a whirlwind of activities. We all have busier seasons of life, and this has definitely been one for us!

And because of that, its been almost 4 months since my last post! I can’t believe it!

More than a written article, today I want to take you along with me on a pictoral journey. A photo summary of these last four months so you can know a little of what’s been going on behind the silence on the computer screen.

So where have I been?

Traveling!

In no particular order…

Día Latino at the Ark Encounter & Creation Museum

Marriage Conference in the Riviera Maya & Vow Renewal

In celebration of a decade of marriage this past May, I compiled a list of 10 Creative and Cheap Ideas to Celebrate Your Anniversary. Also, come along with me and Multiply the Love in Your Marriage (Love Your Husband More Challenge)!

Jonathan’s Mission trip to Ciudad Frontera, Coahuila, Mexico

Jonathan preaching in a church in Frontera. (While he was in Mexico, I went to visit his parents, sister & her family, who live a couple hours away from us.)

Birthday Celebration

Jonathan Preaching in Indy

This past weekend we received a warm welcome from Fall Creek Church en Español in Indianapolis!

Serving

Church Activities

Opening Our Home to A Pastoral Family from Mexico for a Month.

(Interested in growing in hospitality? Check out my 3-part series: Wise Women Living: How to Prepare for Guests–the Heart of Hospitality)

Sharing God’s Word in Our Neighborhood!

We just found out that tons of Hispanics & their families gather on Sunday afternoons to play soccer at the 4-H Grounds within walking distance of our home! How did we not know this?! Well, this past Sunday evening we were able to give waters, cokes, juices (for the kids) and most importantly lots of copies of the Jesus film and gospel tracts.

Looking for ideas on how to reach out to your neighbors? Check out Wise Women Living: 12 Ways to Share God’s Love for some ideas & inspiration.

Homemaking

What is a Homemaker? You Might Be Surprised!

Home Organization and Fall Decorating!

LOTS of Time Cooking in the Kitchen!

With the AutoImmune Protocol diet–EVERYTHING has to be made from scratch.

Read about my journey here.

My Spiritual Walk

Day by Day Chronological Bible (CSB). This is the first time I’ve read God’s Word chronologically and in this version. It’s divided into 3 Acts and designed to read in 1 year! Definite blessing. 🙂

Last month I finished reading Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers by Dane Ortland. This is one of 2 books (apart from the Bible) that has had a profound impact on my walk with Christ. Every person should read this! Rejoice in discovering more our beautiful and humble Lord’s heart!

Behold Your God: Rethinking God Biblically by John Snyder has been a companion to me when the Lord wakes me in the stillness of the night to spend time with Him. The title says it all-this study isn’t about simply accumulating Biblical knowledge, but truly Beholding our Wondrous God! Behold Your God anew with this daily devotional that can be done with or without DVDs (I’m doing it without).

To be honest, there have been days in the past couple months that I have allowed my fellowship with the Lord to get lost amidst the daily demands of this super-busy season. My communion with my Father has at times been inconsistent. And when it is O how I miss it, how I miss Him!

Praise His glorious Name that He is patient with us and His mercies are new every morning!

(If you are going through a season like this and seeking to get back in routine check out my article 10 Bible Verses/ Passages to Encourage You When You are Discouraged, Bible Reading Plan & Tips & Got the Morning Blues? Tips for How to Make Your Mornings Shine Again (+ Free Printable).

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 2:10

So Ladies, what good works has God allowed you to walk in these past couple months? Comment below and don’t forget to subscribe! Blessings!

And as always, Be Kind. Be Encouraging. Be a Multiplier!

Love, Lauri

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