Home At Last

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On the last day of our stay in Daytona, the girls wanted to wake up early and watch the sun come up. It was breathtaking.
On the last day of our stay in Daytona, the girls wanted to wake up early and watch the sun come up.   It was breathtaking.

I’m finally home after a month long vacation. A very much needed, month-long vacation. I feel refreshed. I’m glad to be home. How was your start to the new year? I can hardly believe the month is over!

After being so very sick for six weeks up until we left on our vacation, I needed time to rest, recuperate, renew my spirit. And I was able to do just that! God knew how much I needed that time. After our two week trip to Florida where the weather was perfectly sunny and in the 80’s we went to my parents house in Atlanta for two weeks. I hadn’t seen my folks and my brother and his family in almost three years. It was a very special time for me and my girls.

Laura, Hannah, and their cousin Abbie.
Laura, Hannah, and their cousin Abbie.
Laura, Hannah, and their cousin Abbie.
Laura, Hannah, and their cousin Abbie.

You can see more photos from our month long vacation here.


And finally, I wanted to tell you about the book I’m using for my personal devotion time in the mornings: Unglued Devotional: 60 Days of Imperfect Progress by Lysa Terkeurst. I started the devotional after arriving home and I’m already loving it. It’s the companion devotional to Lysa’s bestselling book Unglued. It provides encouragement to help readers handle emotional struggles and includes a daily opening Scripture, Thought for the Day, devotion, and closing prayer. This book helps readers begin a 60-day journey in learning to positively process raw emotions, such as fear, anger, and regret.

Here’s a quote:

I feel broken. Unglued, actually. I have vowed to do better at 2:08 am and 8:14 am and 3:37 pm and 9:49 pm and many other minutes in between So why aren’t things getting better? Why aren’t my reactions tamer?

I know what it’s like to praise God one minute and in the next minute yell and scream at my child – and then to feel both the burden of my destructive behavior and the shame of my powerlessness to stop it.

The emotional demands keep on coming. Unrelenting insecurity. Wondering if anyone appreciates me. Feeling tired, stressed and hormonal.

Have you ever felt that way? I know I have! If so, then this book is for you. Unglued Devotional is also available in Kindle format.

I highly recommend it!

Also, we’ll be starting our From Chaos to Calm series and podcast this coming Monday, February 4, 2013. So get ready to join me and tell your friends!

What was your One Word for 2013?

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