2016 was the year of baking and trying to read more. I have a friend on Instagram who shows a pile of books that she read every month and I get so inspired looking at it. I’m starting out small, but here are the books I read in January 2017:
Talking as Fast as I Can From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls and Everything In Between.
Lauren Graham has always had a special place in my heart, she is so funny on Gilmore Girls, was fantastic on Parenthood and I love that she has started writing books. She wrote another book before this one, but this one was more personal. I think what made it even better for me was listening to it on Audible. Lauren read it herself and it was a joy to listen to her and her witty humor. This book only made me want to meet her more.
I’ve been writing down my prayers a lot more lately. I have found that I connect with my prayers more that way. The other day, I wrote about how God’s word never fails in the first chapter of Luke.
For the word of God will never fail. Luke 1:37 (NLT)
I loved this translation of the verse. It is as plain and simple as it gets. The Bible is God breathed and therefore is true and it will never fail us. After I read this, I read ESV translation and it was just as good.
For with God, nothing is impossible. Luke 1:37 (ESV)
There are so many times for the last six months I’ve come to God about something, whether is twas something with my family or school loans and sometimes it would seem so strange to me to ask something like that. Why on earth would the God of the universe care about my prayer request. The weight of the world is on my shoulders, but there are more important things in life. This verse reminds us over and over, nothing is impossible through God and the word of God will never fail. No matter what we are facing, God cares. He will answer us in one of three ways: Yes, No, or Wait. No matter what the answer is to my prayers, I know God is faithful and He has me on the path I need to be on.
In these final couple days of January, here are some things I’ve been getting into this month.
Drinking: La Croix. I got Myke to jump on this bandwagon with me. #hooked.
Eating: hummus and pretzels. So addicting.
Binging: The Great America Baking Show (only 7 episdoes on Hulu), Parks and Rec and This Is Us.
Reading: My cook books looking for the next thing to make. Also just finished The Magnolia Story-I love Joanna even more now, if that were possible.
Loving: my new hair. I’ve been curling it with a wand more and more. It’s been so fun.
Playing: Disney Emoji Blitz. It’s sad, but true.
Writing: my blog again. I really did miss this.
Embarrassed about: our Christmas tree and decorations are still up. Before you judge us, hear me out! We put them up much later this year than we planned and we left for Nor Cal literally a week later, so we wanted to enjoy them a little more. I’m going to try and be better about putting up the decorations earlier this year-maybe even before Thanksgiving so they are up when we get back from being in Nor Cal.
Practicing: Lettering. I’ve seen beautiful videos on Instagram and wanted to give it a shot. I’m awful at it-of course, I’ve never done it before, but I’m going to keep practicing!