February 23, 2022

The weather today: It looks like spring but don’t be fooled- that air is crispy liquid nitrogen and my fingers are like ten frozen sticks fresh outta the freezer.

What I read in the bible today: Leviticus (atonement, blood, sex) Psalm 36, Proverbs 12, Acts 18, 1 Corinthians 3 (as long as there is jealousy and strife and discord among you, are you not unspiritual, and are you not walking like ordinary men [unchanged by faith]? Yikes.)

What I did so far today: Had coffee while I watched Emma Stark live, the wordle (4), semantle (76!! I’m getting better.) shifted a few loads of laundry and dumped them on the kitchen table, paid a bills and balanced the checkbook (eek!), wrote a little post about the Encounter School and tried to get it some attention (you should go!), talked to Grandpa a little while about them staying with their kids for a little while, snuggled the cats, watched a few stupid tiktoks, sent a few sales emails and made a spreadsheet to track them, made and edited a video for work, posted a few social media posts for work, drove the girls to ballet, deposited some random cash at the bank so we don’t go in the red, had paninis and a lucky charms sugar cookie at a coffee shop with a friend and talked about: 1) our kids 2) podcasts 3) the Holy Spirit 4) our marriages 5)beef cows, got groceries at Wegmans for Grandma and Grandpa, (and bought a few for us), picked the girls up and drove them home, talked to Ez a little while about this tweet, made chili & cheese sauce baked potatoes for dinner while I did this vocal workout, read a little of this book, messaged a few friends on text/messenger, and competed against my husband at the worldle (not the word game! This one is geography and today we both lost.) It is 7pm and I am possibly about to drive my son 3 hours away to meet someone for a job. Or I might go to bed. We’ll see.

What I feel guilty for not doing today: calling my parents and grandparents, working out, deep cleaning, reading more, having a longer devotion/listening time, reviewing my script for the play. (Hey! I still have a few more hours before I sleep. ha.)

This made me cry today: Christine Daae sings with a street musician.

This made me laugh: Steve the vagabond and silly linguist

What I wore today: (ooh. Wish I had a photo now. Should I make OOTD a feature?) Toms grey boots with pink laces, Dark pink leggings, fuzzy sweater with multicolored hearts on it, pink jacket, pink/rainbow scarf from Columbia that my friend gave me (and I think of her everytime), glasses, winged eyeliner. I’ve been loving her style and trying to lean towards it harder (I already tend towards it anyhow.)

What I’m thinking about: I want to be more prolific of a writer/communicator, whether video or TikTok or podcast or whatever- but the thing that keeps me from posting is this need to feel confident/accomplished. I keep thinking, (wrongly) that I need to be an authority in something before I talk about it. But the thing I want to talk about is… God! And how can we ever be an authority on Him? Even if I were to get my MDiv (the dream, someday), I would hope that I would only be more impressed with how little any of us know. So I think I need to stop waiting for that day that I feel “learned” and instead just be more transparent about today, my learning now. Because we’re all learning.

In 1 Corinthians, Paul says:

 “I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose.”

My favorite thing in life is when I get to have conversations and interactions where I can water people in the Lord- and then see them grow! So I am purposing to prioritize those kind of times, opportunities, and relationships. And also- making sure that I’m filling up my own self with water from HIM so that I’m ready for these divine appointments!

What’s coming up tomorrow: Giselle is recording a Kid’s radio spot, Homeschool quarterlies are due soon. Housework (everything is really muddy right now, spring.)

K bye!

Brianna

(Bonus: The only photo I took today; Cashew Butter at Wegmans, to send to Aurora. We just found out recently she’s allergic to every nut but cashews, and she was lamenting over Peanut Butter & Jelly.)

I’m on all these things, some more often than others:

podcasting twitter youtube

facebook instagram tiktok

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