A few good, good things from this month…
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
I enjoyed this classic more than I thought I could. Austen’s characters pulled me in and kept me turning pages of this story. Especially Elizabeth Bennett.
Have you read it? Let’s talk more in the comments below.
(I listened to the 2005 film soundtrack as I read, which is piano-based and beautiful.)
It’s been too long since my family last took a camping trip, but earlier this month, we borrowed a pop-up and spent two days hiking, swimming, boating, sweating in the sun, and eating camp meals. The state park was lovely, especially with coneflowers and black-eyed Susans and Indian paintbrush blooming in every corner. I’m ready to get back.
My writing mentor encouraged me to take on a summer project, and I felt led to help coach/mentor younger writers. I got started this month with a close friend, and we’ve had all kinds of fun working on her book project together.
This is something I wholeheartedly enjoy and am excited to see God use it and expand it.
I’m working through Jackie Hill Perry’s deep study of Jude, and it’s teaching me hard truths:
- God’s absolute holiness demands absolute justice.
- False teachers are subtle and wrecking.
- Indulging my flesh is blasphemy against Jesus.
- The ungodly will be eternally punished.
- Because God preserves our faith, we can persevere in our faith.
- God does not call anyone he does not keep.
God does not call anyone he does not keep.
Tell me– what made you smile in July?