"Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain."
~Psalm 127:1

November 29, 2013

What I Learned In November

Linking up to share some things I learned in November.  This month went super fast!!

1.  I love learning to use my "new" dslr camera.  I've had a little more time these past 2 months to play around with it and take pictures outside.  I love to take photos!  A lot of my subjects are animals, not many of people.

2.  God is faithful to supply for our needs... and sometimes I don't know that something was a need until it was fulfilled.

3.  It is refreshing for me to just write in my journal.  I can really be myself and I don't have to worry about saying the right things or saying things in the right way.

4.  I need to keep pouring myself out, but I also need to learn how to refuel from God, in a timely manner.

5.  It is easier for me to open up around strangers, to be brave around people I don't know and who don't know me, than it is for me to be open and vulnerable with people I am around frequently.

6.  When other women are real and vulnerable and open, it makes me want to be the same.

7.  New things, even when they are longed for, expected, they make me very nervous.  If it is something that I have never experienced, I feel pretty terrified about it.

8.  I am easily overwhelmed by noise and activity and I need quiet and space to relax after a lot of chaos.  But I can't live entirely in silence and solitude.  I long for deep, relational interactions.

9.  Being a farmer means that 9 times out of 10, when you are trying to get somewhere you are running late.  No matter how early you may get up, and plan ahead, something unexpected on the farm seems to pop up when we try to leave the house.  And everywhere we go, my hair is usually wet because I just showered 10 minutes before we ran out the door.  Frowny face.


  1. My daughter and her husband aspire to run a farm one day. You sound like her with that last one. ;)

  2. I was at Best Buy just tonight looking at upgrading to a dslr camera. I'm so confused though. Would love any advice you could give. I also liked your lesson on writing in your journal. I too had an "I don't have to worry about saying the right things" kind of experience this month that I wrote about in my "Learned in Nov" post. I ended up posting mine though. :)

  3. Loved your list! I keep a journal.... because I am prone to forget. Looking back at my old journals shows me how God has moved me, changed me, and encouraged me.

    I am stopping by from Emily's. Blessings to you! :)