Thursday, March 05, 2009

Status Report, March

Sitting...on the sofa in the den.

Drinking...coffee, black.

Eating...a pop tart. Brown sugar and cinnamon.

Feeling...yuck. Like my head will explode. Ears stopped up. Throat sore. Body fatigued.

Excited...about a real, live byline! "Home Life" magazine, April 2009! Look for it at your local Lifeway bookstore if you're curious!

Shameless...self promotion above, I know it.

Shocked...at just how much of a d-r-a-w-l my Southern drawl is! Have you listened to our 5 Minutes for Books podcast discussing Les Miserables? Good grief, I'm thinking I need some elocution classes!

Watching..."Pride and Prejudice," the Keira Knightley version. In between typing, that is.

Wondering...where all the hours in my day go? We are currently on a sports hiatus and thus home every night but I'm more behind than ever! How is that?

Outside...my proverbial comfort zone, training to be a counselor at the crisis pregnancy center. I am excited about ministering to the women of our community and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ--but I am also overwhelmed and nervous!

Amazed...at the strangeness of the weather! Snow on Sunday, mid 70's on Friday. Weird!

Finished...our study of Brokenness in ladies' Bible study. The Lord was so good to us! I think we all enjoyed a healthy dose of conviction but in the process discovered an even greater measure of grace...We plan to continue with Surrender, the next book in Nancy Leigh Demoss's "Revive Our Hearts" trilogy.

Pondering...Jesus' call to deny ourselves and take up our crosses and follow Him. The call to discipleship is a call to die--not a call to ease and comfort and the fulfillment of all the dreams and desires I may have for this life. In fact, the Bible is clear that everyone who desires to live a godly life will be persecuted. Suffering, difficulty, these are to mark the life of the believer. Can I be like the early disciples who counted suffering for the gospel a privilege? I don't and I am ashamed, particularly as I consider that for them suffering meant martyrdom while for me it's something, well, just plain silly in comparison.

Resting...now as I give Lizzy and Darcy my undivided attention and wait for the meds to kick in!

12 comments:

  1. Sounds like all good stuff...except the sickie stuff :)

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  2. So sorry to hear you are sick! I will pray for you today.

    And I'm currently listening to the podcast while I'm typing this comment and writing up a comment over at 5M4B. And I think your drawl is SO CUTE! ;D haha...I'm totally loving this . . .

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  3. I was almost feeling sorry for you being sick, but with a brown sugar pop-tart AND Pride and Prejudice in the DVD player, hmmm notasomuch now. ;O)

    Congrats on your Homelife publication! What is your article about? We can't get our hands on too many Lifeway magazines out this way in California.

    Wish you lived closer Lisa. Would LOVE to talk with you about writing, the Lord AND brown sugar pop-tarts...my fav by the way.

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  4. That's the Pop-Tart of choice in our home, too.

    Love P&P...may have to watch it again this weekend. It's been at least a month since I've seen it.

    You have bewitched me body and soul... *SIGH*

    Same weather here for us. Strange, to be sure!

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  5. I hope you're feeling better soon! Be sure to give yourself plenty of pampering.

    Apparently, the weather is wild all over the place. I have a student in NC, and she said that the weather where she lived was crazy -- snow one day, warm the next. It's going to take a lot for me to get used to that when we move; I'm accustomed to the easy-breezy same temp all year!

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  6. Congrats on your article coming out in April!

    Lisa, I'm so sorry to hear you're sick. But what in the world are you doing eating a PopTart? Sugar is the worst thing for sick people! Surely you know that. It'll make you more stuffed up. I know that too, cuz I'b sig ride dow byselv.

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  7. Oh- you are WAY too critical of yourself-- you sounded fantastic and articulate and just great!!

    Hope you're feeling better soon!

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  8. I hope you feel better and congrats on being published! I'm a freelance magazine writer so I know the thrill...

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  9. Great! Can't wait to get the April issue at church! Congrats!!!

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  10. I enjoyed the Les Mis pod cast! Please give me some advice on getting published!

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  11. I'm very excited about your published article! Hooray! I need to get a copy of HomeLife...can't find one around here. :(

    Hope you feel better today...

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