The B-I-B-L-E, yes, that's the book for me...

As you might be able to tell, I went home last night and read my Bible, which was a much needed refreshment for both my mind and my spirit. I'm way behind on my readings, though. I bought a one year Bible for women (NLT) and it's incredible, but I didn't buy it until the end of January, meaning I was already a month behind when I started. Now I am more than two months behind because I forget to sit down and make time to read it as I should. It's easy for me to fly through a romance or biography (I've read almost twenty books since January), but reading the Bible takes time. It takes brain power and heart and effort. I am fully aware that I don't need to understand every detail, but it is important that I give it my full attention and, well, I am too busy placing that attention on other, less significant things.

Today, however, is one of those fun days when I woke up on the right side of the bed. I'm wearing a gorgeous dress from New York and Co., complete with my sexy stilettos and chunky silver chain necklace. I feel like a model. It's amazing what a fabulous outfit can do for a woman. Carrie Bradhaw had that right, at the very least...I'm also sipping on a cold beverage, working on my writing, and looking forward to the weekend. I am almost finished with the latest Sookie Stackhouse book (I will forever be grateful to my best friend, Jillian, for introducing me to such a fun series), and I wrote more than 1,000 words on my own novel yesterday. Tomorrow, I get to go on my fourth consecutive Friday night date with Pierce. What's on the agenda? My first Braves game in three years! I know, I know, I suck at life. What a blessing it has been, though, to have these last Friday nights available for my husband. He is the most incredible man I've ever known...

I'm also trying to plan a baby shower with Kaitlyn and Amanda for our good friend Lauren, who is about 6 months pregnant with a little boy. I wanted to host it at our apartment complex's clubhouse, but, today, I discovered it costs upwards of $500 to rent, even though I'm a resident! Screw that...seriously. I'll have to talk to the girls about options, but it might be time to ask my mother for a favor in letting me borrow her home for a day...or Kaitlyn's cabin could work, but it's super far away...or maybe a restaurant or something...ideas? Anyone? The thing is is that we're all around Atlanta, but on waaaaay opposite sides. Yuck. Oh well, it will work out and be beautiful and fun, regardless.

So much stuff coming up in the next few weeks: another wedding (my fourth in the last two months!), graduation (second in one month), baby shower (first of two), skydiving (again!), trip to Tennessee for work (Mayfield, here I come!), birthdays, friends, work, school, life...and it's all just perfect, even when it's not. When I think of all these wonderful things, I know how much my Father in heaven adores me. And I feel simultaneously grateful and embarrassed. I should love Him as much in return.

I think I'll go read my Bible some more...

Wendi

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