Yesterday as I was taking my daughter to youth group she asked if we could go through the Starbucks drive through on the way. A little background on this–I am not a coffee drinker so I do not frequent Starbucks often, however the rest of my family is die-hard.
Since Starbucks is a total luxury in my mind (don’t throw things at me) I have made the rule that if our children want it, they pay for it. So I don’t mind being the chauffeur on these trips, and the one who repeats “Venti Skinny Iced Soy Vanilla Latte Light Ice” into the little black speaker while looking at my daughter with a huge eye roll–what is that anyway?? Then, when the ever sweet drive through attendant shares the total–$5.61″ I look at my daughter again. “REALLY?”
“Mom, you’ve really got to come into the modern world,” my thirteen-year old responds.
“Hmmm…” is all I can say.
Speaking of the modern world, I am almost ready to move this blog there. I am kind of bursting at the seams to get it launched. On the new blog you will find an updated look, streamlined menu, and I will be posting some “modern world topics” like:
- Money: Finding margin and peace–and the guts to make it happen.
- Another way to look at conflict and difficulties in our lives: Fighting the real enemy.
- 9 Ways to Grow Spiritually
- Unstuck: How to determine when you need to make a change in your life.
- Procrastinators Anonymous– How to get stuff done! (Especially those things at the bottom of our list)
- Identity in Christ–How to really understand this concept and how it can alter your relationships, reactions and self esteem.
- Design ideas for your home–plus much more!
I had hoped to launch this blog by now but I am still working out a few of the details–like the fun “photoshoot” I had this past Friday with a friend who took headshots for the site (I will be telling you all about her and her amazing photography), along with many, many (often stressful) 6:10 AM online chats with my coder in India since that is right before she is going to bed and the only time our time zones match up at all.
It is all worth it though–I am learning patience and peace even when I want things NOW. Writing and sharing my heart about what God is teaching me in hopes that you will say, “Me too” and feel a little lighter in your day is the constant motivation I carry.
I cannot wait to show you what is in store for you.