So I figured I could do one of two things: post another quilt square and run the risk of boring you all to death… or wait a week and see if I had anything to post about.
Nothing too exciting has been going on around here lately. We’ve had weeks full of planning and baking. My graduation party is in just under two weeks, and we have a freezer full of cookies.
I’ve been trying to find dress material online. I found the perfect fabric – cotton, a brown background with pink flowers scattered on it. But there were only 7 yards left when I found it… and then it was all gone once I decided to go ahead and get it. I’ve found a backup, but it really can’t compare to the brown and pink. Still, green was my second choice… I just don’t want to look like a pear... I’m also trying to find fabric for a brown skirt and some dress shirts (I’m so picky about short-sleeved nice shirts that I’ve decided I’ll have to make them).
I finished school on Thursday, and have been enjoying life since (not that I wasn’t before, it’s just nice to be done). So far I’ve been spending more time in the Word, practicing music more, and writing out various convictions I have.
Friday we had a beautiful time of fellowship after Church. In November, a family was here to interview with daddy’s airline and they came over twice for meals. But here’s the best part: They’re homeschoolers. And not just any homeschoolers… they are so like-minded I can’t stop smiling when I think about talking with the mom. We talked about weddings and youth groups and movies and standards and femininity and homeschooling… I didn’t want either of us to have to go, but daddy had a meeting back at the Church.
Which was another beautiful time.
Nate was working in the library to get service hours for Boy Scouts – which, some other exciting news is that he went up a rank and is now Star. I was browsing the shelves, looking for something to either organize or read. I picked up a book I’d seen on the shelf before, called “Waiting for Her Isaac.”
Now, not all books in the Church library are ones I’d recommend… it’s not just our library, and we have different standards than most. The adult fiction section is almost all romance novels. So I’d picked up this book before and figured it was just like all the other ones.
But this time I opened it, and the synopsis in the front said it was about a young lady and her journey of contentment, and then eventually her courtship.
I sat down and began to read, and the more I read, the more encouraged I was.
This young lady was homeschooled, and after her formal schooling finished, she wasn’t going to university. Her family had been working in Brazil, taking the Good News there, but then they had left. Her older brother was back there again, and of course, she desperately missed him. Her family had just moved to a new town to be a part of a Church plant, and she was growing extremely discontent. There were no like-minded friends around.
My summary isn’t doing the book justice, so I’ll stop and just say: read it. Especially if you are a single young lady who struggles with discontentment.
It has helped me so much – and it’s short – 150 pages.
God has been so so so good this past week. He knew that I needed those extra doses of encouragement.
I love that verse where it says He won’t blow out a smoldering flame. I can’t find it again, but I read it the other day.
I love Him so much.