Blog-tember Challenge: Currently

Currently I am:

Teaching…Spanish-my second year at Oltman Middle School. Between teaching and driving I don’t have time for much else

Learning…how to loosen up and have fun with MS kids! (among tons of other things like not taking their behaviors personally)

Reading …I usually have at least 3 books going at once, a spiritual book, a nonfiction book and a novel (which I usually concurrently listen to in the car). My current reads:

      The Mind-Gut Connection: How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health by Emeran Mayer (nonfiction, health)

     A Place of HealingL Wrestling with the Mysteries of Suffering, Pain and God’s Sovereignty by Joni Eareckson Tada (spiritual)

    The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman (novel)

Studying …the book of Acts with my husband. We’ve enjoyed this commentary so far:


Driving…My commute is 30 miles and most places we go are at least that.

Podcasting…Woodland Hills’ series on the Holy Spirit

Watching… Season 1 of Touched by an Angel (talk about old school but good!) and Downton Abbey Season 2 (rewatching it)

Cooking … some old/standard (roasted veggies, salads, pastas, grilled stuff) and some new (curries, Thai dishes-our favorite, and more to come!) 

Baking… vegan, gluten free, low sugar. Challenging but fun!

Volunteering … as a companion for hospice patients (my husband and I will meet our new patient today!)

Meeting … my small girls for group twice a month. We have had some variation of this group going on for at least four years now. No matter our life changes or circumstances, it’s awesome to see where God has taken us and how we’ve grown and supported each other over the years. Love you, ladies!

Here are the 5 of us last year at a Women’s Day conference at the MN Arboretum: Me, (after just having broken my foot and gotten engaged!), Michelle, Dallas, Vanessa and Theresa. womensdayatarboretum


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