March 2015 in review, aka What I’m Into March 2015 Edition
What a glorious month! As I look over my notes for this post, I am enjoying the memories! March is a transition month, winter to spring, 3rd quarter to 4th quarter of the school year.
My daughters all head back to schooling yesterday, in one form or another, after a gloriously sunny spring break. The heading back to schooling has me excited, because summer is so very close! Just eight more weeks til we break for summer, wowee!
And, on another note, this month also meant a huge step towards the final part of our big remodel. The basement bathroom is dry walled, painted, and all the tile is laid and grouted!
The common area at the bottom of the stairs is also completed, and so very beautiful. My husband does good work. We head into April with only needing to finish the shower/bathtub surround, installing the towel bars, tp holder, medicine cabinet and mirror.
In the next couple of weeks I’ll be handing my 3 youngest a little money and dropping them off at the store of their choice, to purchase the shower curtain, rugs & matching towels/washcloths. They are pretty excited, and I am hopeful that they can make a decision together, peacefully and remain friends afterwards! Hopefully I’ll remember to snap a couple of pictures for next month!
Now, for the month in review:
Read and Reading:
Magna Charta by James Daugherty (audiobook), Made for Heaven by C.S. Lewis, I Dared to Call Him Father, Families Where Grace is in Place, Gathering Blue
This was a lot of inspirational reading, plenty to think on, and plenty to act on. One of my favorite passages from all of the words is this:
There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations–these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit—immortal horrors or everlasting splendours. This does not mean that we are to be perpetually solemn. We must play. But our merriment must be of that kind (and it is, in fact, the merriest kind) which exists between people who have, from the outset, taken each other seriously–no flippancy, no superiority, no presumption. And our charity must be a real and costly love, with deep feeling for the sins in spite of which we love the sinner–no mere tolerance, or indulgence which parodies love as flippancy parodies merriment. Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbor is the holiest object present to your senses. If he is your Christian neighbor, he is holy in almost the same way, for in him also Christ vere latitat–the glorifier and the glorified, Godly Himself, is truly hidden.” C.S. Lewis, Made for Heaven and Why on Earth it Matters.
Currently reading: On my old ipod I have Sense and Sensibility to listen to while driving. I am so very blessed to be on the launch team for For the Love (advance copy by Jen Hatmaker). Thankfully I have til August to decide what I’m going to share and to get it all written. To follow up Magna Carta I am reading Common Sense by Thomas Paine. To follow up Families Where Grace is in Place, I have picked Peacemaking for Families back up. Hope Rising by Scott C. Todd is in my day bag for April reading as well.
(I completed _5_ books this month, a good reading month!)
Music: While working at the Rock and Worship Road Show during spring break, we heard Jon Guerra and his wife for the first time. Their music been being played on Pandora! Since we were actually working at the event, we missed Group 1 Crew and Jamie Grace because we were in event training. That said we did enjoy hearing Shaun Groves speak (each of us was a little disappointed that he didn’t sing), Tdashi, Matt Mahr, Crowder and Mercy Me. It was a great night of music and advocating for children!
Movies: The Dropbox came back through our city for a second round and we were able to slip out on a Monday night to see it. I am thankful we were able to see the movie, but I have to say the bit of conversation (in the film) afterwards seemed awkward.
Things I Loved in March:
In the Blogosphere:
*Her hurt is different than mine, but really, it is the same. We are the same. Both just as in need of a Savior as the other.
What is too hard today, friends? What is too messy? It is hard to believe sometimes but we can know that God is good in that place. We’ve tasted and known His goodness, even in the impossibly hard places. Romans 2 says, “To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory honor and immortality, He will give eternal life.” http://katiedavis.amazima.org/
*Searching for Truth, this poem.
* At least three times a day take a moment and ask yourself what is really important. Have the wisdom and the courage to build your life around your answer. – Dr. Lee Jampolsky found on this post
At a loss for words when writing thank you notes to teachers? Ideas here
On The Blog:
That’s it, March 2015 in Review. To join in the conversation & celebration of all that a month can hold, visit Leigh Kramer!