For me, at least, March was very much a month of the daily grind. Very little excitement, very little unusual happening. Just trying to live faithfully, day in and day out. I’m not sure I did a very good job.
But the daily grind doesn’t have to mean boredom. It doesn’t have to mean gritting our teeth and just doing the same thing one. more. time. In fact, joy does not depend on excitement and adventure. Joy can be found in the everyday, by trusting that every task in front of us on any given day is one that God has given us to be completed in diligence and enjoyed with gratitude.
Bloggings of the Month
lessons from the rain (which got such a good response! I’m so glad it helped so many people)
reblog from my old blog: how I enjoyed reading Deuteronomy (a preview of a series to come)
Truths of the Month
from Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, and Romans
*we are called not only to understand the Word intellectually, but to believe in our inmost heart and let it saturate our entire soul, constantly being reminded of it in our daily life and seeing and doing everything according to it
*we can learn from the sin of others, not watching it in a proud, judgmental way, but in fear, humility, and gratitude, realizing that we could very easily follow the same path
*God could have given us passages in the Bible about modern issues like social media and dating, but He didn’t…those issues should not be our focus. our focus should be on simply glorifying God in every circumstance
*joy can be found in our work by attributing our success not to ourselves, but to God, and being thankful for it
*the things that scare us about today’s world are not unique to modern times. God can handle it according to His perfect wisdom. there is nothing we have to do but trust
*in suffering, we do not have to force joy, but still continue to trust God and live faithfully even in sadness
Favorites of the Month
The third book of The Dark is Rising Sequence, and my favorite of the series. The whole series is definitely worth reading, though!
See review above. So beautiful, profound, and healing.
Elinor Dashwood is literally me. The weird part was seeing Snape play a proper English gentleman, and a good guy at that!
A rewatch, obviously. But just had to include it because…how could I not?
If you haven’t listened to this podcast, you must! Sososo good for Christian teens or any Christian, really. And highly entertaining as well…I frequently look like a weirdo because I laugh out loud while driving.
an article in defense of fairy tales that I LOVED with every fibre of my being!
Coming in April
- the beginning of my Lessons from the Old Testament Law series
- a review or two, perhaps
How was your March? What are you looking forward to in April? Let me know in the comments!