Yes, we did make the six-layer birthday cake I linked to in my last Menu Plan Monday post, and yes, it was delicious and worth the trouble.
Last Saturday I flew out to Colorado for CBS Leadership Training. This was only the third time I’d ever flown in my life, and the first time I’d ever flown by myself. After a long day of travel (including a missed flight in Dallas), I finally arrived and had a wonderful, edifying, encouraging time with several hundred other Christians called to serve God through the CBS ministry.
Our accommodations were beautiful, but the intensity of our training didn’t leave any time for sightseeing. Mostly I looked out the windows to see Cheyenne Mountain, which looked clear and inviting when we arrived but looked like this on our last full day there:
This is how we left it on Tuesday morning:
The surprising weather (at least for this Alabama girl) notwithstanding, it was such a blessed time, and I feel so humbled to be a part of such a ministry. I’ve learned a lot, mostly about what I need to improve upon, and I’m eager to fulfill the role God has given me for this time in His Kingdom.
I came home to the glorious mundane: laundry (and lots of it), grocery listing and shopping, disciplining and nurturing, and so on. Finding balance in all of these callings isn’t easy, but I keep plugging away at it and praying for grace and strength and endurance and wisdom. I came home to a little boy very eager to begin reading, and so we just jumped in. He has read the first five Bob books and is very excited about it.
I also did something new: I gave my first haircut. Well, it was actually my second, since I did buzz Steady Eddie’s hair once a few years ago. This time, though, I actually attempted a clipper and scissor cut after watching about five tutorials on YouTube. I just realized that paying for four haircuts (mine plus the three fellows here at the House of Hope) every month to six weeks is getting expensive! I can’t say I did a fabulous job, but I suppose I’ll get better with practice.
What I haven’t been doing is much reading, and honestly I’m not sure how I’m going to manage to fit in everything I have going in. My blogging may be spotty here in the next few weeks and months, and if it is, you’ll know why.
I’m thankful for and humbled by the doors God is opening in my life. We are so blessed!