First, Memory Monday. As a Bible study group, we're up to verse 4 in Psalm 23. I'm using the Scripture Typer over there on the sidebar and loving it. One thing I like? It makes you learn the punctuation too. Weird, but true. I love a good semi-colon!
I can hardly believe there are only two more weeks of this study. God has been so amazing throughout it all. It's been hard, but GOOD. I have learned so much in the midst of writing and teaching and doing the homework myself.
It's still a little weird to be doing one week's homework, preparing for the next week's lesson, and writing the homework for still a week ahead of that. Sometimes I'm just not sure where I am! But I am loving it.
God's Word is timely. He is never caught off guard, taken by surprise, or left scrambling. He works EVERYTHING together just so. He is good. And he just keeps getting bigger and bigger to me.
I think I mentioned that I love to feel small. It makes me feel safe and secure. So for him to get bigger means I get smaller and more and more secure. After teaching last Thursday morning, my darling friend told me she had to tell me something. I could tell it would make me cry from the way she said it. And I was already on the brink of tears, having felt like I made it through teaching without crying--just barely.
She leaned in close and said, "You looked small up there today." That's when I lost it. But not in a bad way. Sometimes the truth is that the ugly cry is beautiful.
The girls and I peeled out of the parking lot on Thursday and headed for the airport. We flew to Denver to see my newest nephew, baby Levi. It was a whirlwind trip and we were back in Arizona by bedtime on Saturday.
(If you're in Denver, know that I wanted to see you, but the timing just didn't work. I needed to sit and hold a baby for a day and a half. To talk with my mom and sister. To watch my girls play with their cousins. We'll be back in Denver this summer for a longer visit--definitely a coffee date then!)
Not sure what this week holds. More Bible study writing and preparation. School with the girls. Work with Toben. I'm not sure how much I'll be around here/Twitter/Facebook/my Google reader inbox.
We're in a hard place in some ways right now, and in the midst of doing what needs to be done, God is teaching me to wait. To be still. To listen hard. To surrender. To trust.
It takes a lot of energy to be still.
So, what's up with you?