Four Somethings (August 2022)

Share Four Somethings is a monthly link-up that [Heather] started back in 2018. The concept is to share the same four topics every month as a way to look back and recap your month. The link-up opens on the 4th Saturday of every month and stays open for one week. The topics for 2022 are Something Loved, Something Gleaned, Something Braved/Saved, and Something Achieved. If you want to learn a little more about the topics, we will be writing about in 2022; you can read more about them at Share Four Somethings in 2022.

Something Gleaned

I have seen this passage from Romans over and over, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, – Romans 8:1 NIV. When that happens, I know it’s time to listen up.

I have struggled with putting unrealistic expectations on myself and others. As you can imagine, more often than not this habit leads to feelings of resentment & discouragement.

BUT GOD…

…didn’t want me to stay in that unhealthy cycle. Slowly, very slowly, the truth is changing me. If God, my Creator, doesn’t condemn me for my mistakes, how then do I “have the right” to condemn myself or others.

Something Loved

Generations Sunday was definitely one of the highlights of the month, dare I say the whole year!

CLICK HERE – to see why.

Something Braved or Saved

I have been on A Journey to a Healthier Me for the last several years. It hasn’t been easy but it has most assuredly been worth it. I saved this Maxine cartoon to remind me to keep my eyes on God, not the number on the scale.

Something Achieved

My sister-in-law gave my husband and I a copy of Our Daily Question: A Three-Year Journal for Couples earlier this summer. Instead of waiting until January we jumped in right away. We have missed a day here and there but when that happens we just double up the next day. This simple book with the variety of topics to discuss accompanied by consistent prayer for my husband/marriage, has brought us closer than we have been in years.

10 comments

  1. Rejoicing with you in freedom from condemnation, resentment and discouragement, Barb! Congratulations on becoming healthier and persevering through the struggles. Cute cartoon! Thanks for the book recommendation.

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  2. I love the Maxine quote and your journey to a healthier you. I recommit every Monday to “start” again, then justify why I slide off the wagon. I am sick of myself (the excuses, not my actual self) and taking active measures to do better! The Quote book sounds pretty awesome too, thanks for sharing.

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  3. Good stuff – and reminders – in that first one: something loved! And I am intrigued by that book. I will have to look into that one. We would enjoy something like that….

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