A List of Seven .

//1// 'I love you more than coffee' he said, as he gave me these flowers. Yes, there's a story behind that line and I'll share it soon. //2// And, speaking of coffee, my husband roasted his own, for the very first time, this past weekend! I'm so happy for and proud of him! //3// The ladies' Bible study that I'm a part of is beginning Ann Voskamp's book, One Thousand Gifts, and I am thrilled to begin the study. 
//4// I deleted my personal facebook page at the beginning of January and began a facebook page for this blog and my Etsy shop instead. It feels a little bit one-sided since I cannot see or comment on the pages of anyone else, which was not something that I thought would be the case. Sometimes that fine line of too much social media vs. too little is a hard one to find in our day and time. //5// Some of you really liked the music that was featured on the vimeos that my husband put together and for good reason! Lullatone has some wonderful little pieces! 



//6// Tonight I'm headed out for what I've termed a 'Target date' with one of my pals. When you're a young mama, you sometimes have to get creative in carving out time for friendships. We grab a Starbucks and then head to Target to do some clothes shopping pick up diapers and wipes. //7// This quote stopped me in my tracks because, this weekend, you guys, my husband and I were shown an immense amount of kindness that I hope to share with you very soon. But here's the quote for now: Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. (Mark Twain)

p.s. We took a little drive this past Saturday and I wanted to share some of the beauty that we took in!

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos. Beautiful insights. I'm laughing at the "Target date" because I know someday when my littles come along I'll be doing something similar.

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    1. Ann Marie,
      Just so you know and to encourage you for the years ahead, I absolutely love Target dates! I never thought something so simple and mundane would be the highlight of my week! Of course, it didn't hurt that we also took a side trip to H+M and GapKids : )

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  2. Gorgeous pics! I've been without Facebook for 3+ years now Adam 7 or 8 months too. It's very freeing I must say. I found it a hard line too- like you said. I really love blogging and reading a few favorite blogs, but otherwise I don't feel as overloaded with a lot of unnecessary info and can focus on the people in my life more...if that makes sense.

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  3. Ps let me know how that study on One Thousand gifts is. I enjoyed the book!

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    1. Danielle,
      Wow! I had no idea about your absence on Facebook. This was so encouraging to hear. Like you said, it's so hard to find that line or to feel comfortable in a decision that's been made. I guess I feel like, if I am feeling pressure from people to join a social network, well, then maybe life's priorities are a little out of whack? Or maybe it's just me. But, yes, the break feels right for this stage of life! And, I totally agree about being able to focus on people-- on actual conversations and get-togethers vs. facebook messages : )

      ps.I am so excited about this book minus Voskamp's views on/infatuation with mysticism and a few other things that bother me, theologically. BUT. . .I am very much looking forward to gleaning anything I can on living in a character of thankfulness and in this 'now moment' of all that God has given. I'll let you know my conclusions!

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    2. p.s.s. Danielle! I think I'm going to retract what I said in the above comment : ) So far, and I'm only on chapter three, but so far, I don't view Voskamp's writing as mystical or theologically incorrect. I read a 'good' review that kind of but be on the alert for the above mentioned things but I am now wondering if the reviewer (and also a friend of mine) just misinterpreted what she is saying or don't understand her "proetry". I'll let you know my final thoughts after finishing the book, but for now, I am thoroughly enjoying it, love her writing style, and am so challenged by God's work in her heart!

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  4. You'll probably never see this, because you posted this awhile ago, but I deleted my Facebook account last April and only missed it for about 2 days. We had moved to Oregon about 8 months earlier. I noticed that lots of the girls I had met "friended me" on FB shortly after we had met, but whenever I saw them at church or at mom's groups, there was no eye contact or any meaningful conversation. They did, however, comment and give me the thumbs up on nearly every status update I posted. Hmmmm...I decided that I no longer wanted to give people the opportunity to know me only virtually. I meant to join up again after a few months, after I settled into my new community, but I ended up not missing FB one bit!

    I saw a few red flags with Ann's book, but overall, I really enjoyed it.

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