On Saturdays, I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week. These posts may grow or change as time passes. Please feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments section!
It’s been a while since I shared my weekly joys, not because my life has lacked joy but because my life has lacked time.
October 6-12, 2018
1. Playing volleyball with elementary kids
The highlight was when a seven-year-old walked down from his perch on the bleachers and said, “I’m not going to play for long. I just want to show you how its done.” It was all fun and games until the same kid stole the ball because we weren’t keeping score.
2. Hunter’s conversation with Elyse Fitzpatrick on the Journeywomen Podcast
Elyse gave the great reminder that Jesus’ mother did not have a Bible, and the Apostle Paul didn’t have all the New Testament. Elyse did not say that we don’t need to read the Bible. Her point was that God’s ability to use us does not depend on our personal spirituality.
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On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I’m chatting with Elyse Fitzpatrick on the topic of being a student of the Bible. We talked about everything from what Elyse would tell her 20-year-old self about Bible study to what has sustained her study of the Bible for forty plus years. ⠀ ⠀ She said, “I know God’s Word is good. I know his Word is what will sustain and feed me. I know that his Word is the bedrock of my soul. And so, because of that, I want to get to it.”⠀ ⠀ You should know that Elyse is a hero of mine who I found out about from my very own mentors. So you’ll know her a little better, Elyse holds a certificate in biblical counseling from CCEF and an M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary. She has authored 23 books on daily living and the Christian life. Elyse loves to proclaim the good news of the gospel: That Jesus, the Second Person of the Trinity, perfectly obeyed all the Law in our place, suffered in isolation and agony as punishment for our sin, died, and then rose again, all for our justification. A frequent speaker at women’s conferences, she has been married for over 40 years and has three adult children and six really adorable grandchildren. I can’t wait to share this conversation with you all! As always, you can find it now at the link in our profile.⠀ ⠀ ep. 72 | studying the Word | @elyse_fitz
3. Early October
During the first weeks of October in North Carolina, you get the best of both worlds. it is completely acceptable to eat pumpkin and wear sandals at the same time.