Monday, July 21, 2014

Currently // Vol. 2

Thinking about // 
How in the world I'm going to raise this girl. How am I going to teach her all the important lessons in life that she needs to know? How will we instruct her and mold her as she grows? The task seems extra overwhelming to me today, though I know it's one foot in the front of the other, one day, and one hour at a time. 

Reading // 
Counterfeit Gods by Tim Keller. I'll admit, this is a hard one for me to read. Who wants to admit that they make a god out of good things? Makes me feel rubbed raw and I try to hide from it. But alas, I must finish this book. I need to hear these truths. 

Listening to // 
If this doesn't describe my life right now then I don't know what does. 

Watching // 
Every morning I pull back the curtains in my kitchen and take a look at my tomato plant. I pruned it about two weeks ago and it is still pretty bare bones. I also made a mixture of epson salt and powdered milk and added it to the soil. I read somewhere that this works miracles? We had a good rain this week and I thought for sure my tomato plant would burst with fruit, but it hasn't. It's making me a little sad.....any gardening friends out there have any tips? 

Thankful for // 
When the Lord calls out my brokenness. I was talking with a friend this week and counseling her through some sin in her life when my eyes were opened and I saw the true state of my own heart. Broken. Blinded. Distorted. My pride had gotten so big that it was completely clouding my view of God's grace and beauty. I was doubting His goodness and seeking my own glory. So grateful that He pursues me when I am less than pursuable. 

I love that I've been able to meet some really sweet bloggers through this link-up with A Mama Collective. If you're a blogger, hop on over to her site and link up with us! 

What are you currently up to?

“Currently Vol. 2
is part of a blog relaunch series entitled 
"31 Days of Responding to Him" 
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  1. You are so sweet :) Thank you for your kind words about my blog and me. Warms my heart.

    Also, my daughters all-time-favorite-song is Lord, I Need You. It's so, so good.

    I've never heard of Counterfeit Gods. Sounds really good though, I'll have to check it out. Thanks so much for linking up with us :) Love coming over to your lovely space. ~Jenna

  2. I LOVE Tim Keller's books, but have yet to read Counterfeit Gods.

  3. The first bit! mmmhm. Daunting task indeed. I think it was somebody else in the link up I read this morning that had a quote about the biggest influence on your kids is the relationship you create with them. So you are always teaching with your life and you love, and that makes me feel better. We are always loving and trying our hardest with our kids, and I pray that she always sees that!

  4. I totally hear you on the first one! Sometimes I get overwhelmed by the fact that I am raising a little person, what if I do it all wrong?!
    Also, I'd love to help you with the gardening tips but alas, I cannot seem to grow anything (much to my dismay).

  5. Bummer! What have you tried growing in your garden? So far nothing seems to be lasting for lettuce shot up several feet which was so weird then stopped producing. My cilantro straight up died. Now the tomatoes :( And thanks for the mama encouragement -- it's good to know others are feeling the same way! Those moments are when I'm most thankful for grace when I get it wrong.

  6. That's good! Thanks for the encouragement. I keep reminding myself of the same -- just loving her is enough! By the way, I definitely just stalked all your baby favorites on your blog. Love it!

  7. He's great, so wise and I love how he addresses that our hearts wander to making things and people ultimate in our lives.

  8. Thanks, Lisa! It's definitely a good read so far -- there are snippets of his talks on youtube where he talks a lot about the themes of the book if you're interested in knowing more!

  9. That's sweet to know your daughters cherish that song. I can't wait for when my daughter is the age where she can appreciate and understand those things more.

  10. Natasha! What a beautiful space here!! Matt Maher/Audrey Assad- they are the bomb diggity and the song, Lord I need my anthem, holy cow, love it! The Lord works powerfully in us while he is using us for others, doesn't He?!! Glad you had that eye opening moment, gosh we all need more of those! Thanks for sharing this week!

  11. Thanks for stopping by, Cassie!

  12. I'm soooo in love with that song. Thanks so much for sharing!! I love these types of posts. It gives me a good snapshot of what's going on with you! :)

  13. Yes! For some reason this version of it is actually somewhat different than the one I've heard before. It's been on repeat the past few days and majorly helping me :)

  14. We just recently started a garden, and everything seems to be sprouting in abundance Except our tomatoes....not sure what is up with them. I have heard good things about Epsom salt, though I have yet to find it here (I am living in Brazil) but, we grind up our dried eggshells and sprinkle them around the garden. Here's to hoping Both our tomatoes get their act(s) together! :)

  15. Thanks for the tip, Janel! I actually tried eggshells and coffee grounds yesterday so we'll see how that goes! Hope yours start growing too!

  16. Loving this song as of late and this version blew me away.

    I recently discovered your blog through The Peony Project and I'm excited to get to know you more through your lovely words here!

  17. I know isn't it incredible?! And thanks for the encouragement!