So I’ve been meaning to write you for some time now.
And for those who have newly subscribed this might be a first for you. But just so you know, I usually send out a newsletter at least once a season – sometime more often. It’s my opportunity to share with you in a more personal way and keep you posted on events and news that might be coming up.
With that in mind, here’s this Summer’s News….
I love summer.
I really do.
I love the sunshine, the flowers, the outdoors, the looser schedule, and hanging out on our back porch. It’s my happy season. And for those of you who are following me on Instagram, you’re probably not surprised. Every day seem to bring some some wonderful or beautiful gift to share! (You can find me on Instagram here.)
Our family tries to make the most of the short summer months here in Central Oregon, so we spend as much time as possible hanging out at the many lakes in the area. We enjoy hiking, fishing, and simply floating for hours in the water. Our boys also had an amazing experience traveling to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons this summer with their dad and Grandpa. It was a Guys’ Trip to always remember!
What’s Happening at Club31Women
CRASH! You might have noticed a couple of weeks ago, that the blog crashed and then continued to crash, crash, crash. Due to heavy traffic, the site was overloaded and – not to go into too many of the gory details – I clearly needed a new server. Unfortunately, the process turned out to be more complicated than it should have been, but thanks to the prayers of many and the expert help of a friend or two, we are now back up with a new spiffy server and other terrific improvements. I do apologize for the inconvenience for those of you who encountered the “forbidden” message (not sure what that was all about!).
Real-Life Homemaking started off as simply a fun series, but it’s been so well-received that it looks like I’ll be making it a regular feature here on Club31Women. So let me know if you have a topic you’d like me to cover and I’l try to include it!
- How to Change the Laundry into the Chore You Love
- 6 Great Ways to Show Hospitality (even if it’s not your strong point)
- How to Live Neatly Around the Mess of Children
For instance, I was thrilled to find these books by the Ulrich’s for children here: A Charming Children’s Series – At Long Last: A Review of The Growly Books .
Speaking of books, I want to share with you a book that my friend Heather has written. She shares in her devotional book that, “While we are in the midst of trials and joys, triumphs and defeats, good and bad—we can turn to God’s Word for encouragement.” Heather invites you to sit at the Master’s feet, as Mary did, and learn from Him.
Available here: At the Master’s Feet: Encouragement For Your Soul
When children see us humbly seeking true forgiveness after we’ve sinned against them, we’re not only showing them how to walk we’re also providing a safe place to do so. ~ Matthew L Jacobson
You all probably know my husband by now, but if you haven’t yet had the chance to see his new site, MatthewLJacobson.com, I hope you’ll pop over there! He writes on marriage, family, church, and culture and you can pretty much count on him to make you think, ponder, and, often, laugh. He certainly challenges me (and makes me laugh too). He and I are looking forward to writing together more this coming year!
Coming Up This Fall…..
Looking for some encouragement in your marriage? This September I’ll once again be joining up with Time-Warp Wife, WomenLivingWell, Unveiled Wife, and Ashleigh Slater to offer a “virtual marriage retreat” for you. Stay tuned for more details . . . . (I’ve always wanted to say that!)
So what’s coming up next? Lots of wonderful projects! For one, our 100 Ways to Love books are about to be released in Spanish (any day now). We’re very excited about this new translation!
We’re also working on a NEW parenting book which we hope will be ready for release later in the year.
Well, as you can see, I’m long overdue in writing you. I’ll try not to wait quite so long the next time.
I hope you know that I often pray for you. I also read every comment and email that comes in. You mean more to me than I’m always able to express, so please don’t hesitate to communicate what’s on your heart and mind. It truly matters to me.
And lastly, I hope you enjoy these last few weeks of summer!
I’ll be thinking about fall soon . . . but not before we enjoy one more trip – or two – to the lake.
In His grace,
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