This fall semester ushered in a crazy season of life for us.
We’ve prepared for our little one, who will make her appearance any day now.
Spencer started year #2 of teaching, as well as driving the bus at times, working a part-time job at a photography studio, and to top it off started his master’s program.
We really are in the final countdown!
We are halfway through the 38th week of this pregnancy and simply cannot wait to meet our little girl!
I figured I’d better write at least one last update since our Katherine Elizabeth can come anytime. So here are some end of pregnancy thoughts.
My mind has reverted to a couple verses in Daniel recently as I’ve thought about the Lord’s activity in my life and around me.
I went through Beth Moore’s Daniel study several years ago when I still lived in Orlando, and it caused my spiritual eyes to be awakened to that magnificent book (as well as Revelation since the two are so connected). That Bible study packs a mighty theological punch that will make you long for the return of our Savior and fall more in love with Him while we wait.
I just love these verses:
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If this be so our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But if not, but it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”
When people read Scripture, I think they tend to read more in the New Testament. Believers love pouring over the gospels and the letters, which is without a doubt wonderful. But the New Testament doesn’t make sense without the Old Testament. The Old is the context for the New. You can’t have the New without the Old. And the Bible those first believers had was the Old Testament.
I’ve always been intrigued with the Old Testament. Some of my favorite classes in college were the Old Testament ones. And anytime I get to read something that sparks a greater love for those unique books I jump at it.
I really am thankful for social media. It has allowed me to stay in touch with family and friends even with several hundred or thousand miles between us. There are some redeeming qualities to all of it.
But sometimes I just would rather it not be such a big part of life nowadays. People pour hours into peering into others’ lives and using posts to evaluate and critique their own lives and others’ lives. It has taken comparisons to a whole new level. The media has always fostered comparisons in our culture. Whether it be with athletes, actors, singers, or the insanely rich, American media and way of life encourage some pretty crazy standards. Standards that usually make a mockery of Biblical wisdom and true Christian discipleship.
Sarah loves Jesus and her family and is passionate about addressing the urgent spiritual and physical needs around the world. She is the wife of Spencer and mama of Katherine and Claire, and they live in Nashville, TN. She runs a photography business with her husband and writes in order to offer encouragement and invite others to choose grace, joy, and gratitude in the adventure and the mundane. She loves traveling and reading; she will choose unsweet tea over sweet and bootcut jeans over skinny; and she is all sorts of awkward with small talk but thrives with deep conversations.