I’m interrupting our regularly scheduled program of Weekend Links with a post to tell you what I’m into right now. My friend, Erin from The Humbled Homemaker, talked me into it after she posted her update from January.
I love reading about what is going on behind the scenes of other blogger friends, especially the ones I’ve been following for years. Therefore, I hope to post once a month about what I’m into so you can get a look at behind the scenes in a more personable way.
On a side note, don’t you miss some of the “old school” ways of blogging? I do. So without further ado, here’s what I’ve been into lately.
What I’m Reading:
You can see more of what I read in January here.
What I’m Watching
When I’m stress-paralyzed, I tend to gravitate toward totally mindless activities. I learned it’s part of my personality. I didn’t know that about myself, but it makes sense.
Anyway, we’ve been thoroughly enjoying this series for it’s happy vibe and comedy.
What I’m Listening To:
I’m not a huge music buff. I also prefer silence. Complete silence. However, my children love music and I try to fill our home with good music from time-to-time. 😉
I have found that music makes independent play much more frequent. If I need to get something done, my children will rarely play by themselves. However, if I turn music on, it seems to distract them from needing Mommy’s attention. Has anyone else found this to be true?
However, one cannot deny Garth’s incredible talent and so I happily listen to his music when my hubby gets an itch for this album, and I’ll gladly go to his concert in a couple of weeks. We have great tickets after all. 😉
In Our Home:
We’ve been on a whirlwind of emotions and activities lately.
A few weeks ago, we found out we were expecting our third baby. We were all so excited, but our joy lasted only a week before our baby went to Heaven to be with Jesus. You can read my miscarriage story here.
We’re sad, but filled with hope and trusting God’s perfect plan.
During all of this joy and sorrow, the Lord moved in our hearts and lives in a big way. After many discussions, tears, and prayers, my husband and I made the decision to move back across the country to live near family and friends. With the loss of our baby, I’m even more excited to be near family.
We’ve never lived near family. When we got married, we were six to eight hours from either of our families, and then we moved 1,500 miles across the country to follow God’s call to live among the 90% unchurched.
I’m eager to learn from our family and friends in Virginia and be a servant in any way God chooses. I don’t love moving, but I love following God.
Right now, we’re packing our belongings, giving away as much as we can, selling off even more, and making plans for a departure date of March 1. We hope to be in Virginia by mid-March. My mother-in-love said, “Wow. When you say you’re making a change, you mean NOW!” Yes. The Baby Dutts are fast and furious in everything we do. I sure hope they’re ready for our crazy family.
In My Heart:
I’ve eluded to my personality several times. I’m a big fan of the Myers-Briggs personality profiles. For someone who has felt weird and really different most of her life, it has helped me to truly understand why. Not to mention, exploring our personalities and the way God made us has strengthened our marriage in so many ways.
I’m an INTJ personality type. Less than 1% of women share this personality type, which will explain why I got along better with boys as a child. I struggle with processing my feelings and logic is my go-to of comforts. Most people misunderstand me, assuming that I’m cold and aloof when really I’m just clueless when it comes to feelings.
Since everything these last few weeks have come with BIG feelings, I’ve been really lost. I’m not sure how to respond, feel, act, or even be. My brain, which works in systems and processes, is computing “error – process not found.” I’m learning in a deeper way how to trust God in the chaos and trials of life.
Hiding Place by Steven Curtis Chapman has been a balm to my soul these last few days.
“When the waters rise and I run to hide, in You I find my hiding place.”
Right now, I just want to hide. I want to nestle under the wings of my Father and recover. I’m not sure how that looks in the doing of things that need done, but I’m trusting Him to guide me.
On the Blog:
I had no idea what this year held for Intentional By Grace. I’ve been blogging in this little corner of the internet for nearly four years. I entered this year with a plan and vision from the Lord, and a hope that Intentional By Grace would be able to reach more people in 2015. I am humbled at the Lord’s work over here.
My 7-Day Scripture Study is available to purchase here.
I’m continually amazed by the testimonies of people who have walked through the study. I pray it continues to bless and encourage you in the months and years to come as you seek to live intentionally for the glory of God.
Popular Posts in January:
And that’s what I’ve been into lately! What have you been into? Do you like these type of posts?
I’m linking up with Leigh Kramer to show what I’m into lately!