Good Things

I just thought I would take a little time to list a few things that are making my life a bit more enjoyable lately. It's the little things in life that make you smile on the inside that sometimes help you get out of bed.

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte
Had my first one tonight and WOW was it good. I've always loved the Starbucks Peppermint Mocha. It's like Christmas in my mouth. The Pumpkin Spice Latte is a similar experience, but maybe better. It's like Thanksgiving and Christmas in my mouth!

Steve Fee
Steve led worship at the Catalyst Conference and I believe he leads on a regular basis at Andy Stanley's NorthPoint Church. He absolutely blessed my socks off in Atlanta and has continued to do so through his CDs since I've been home. Check him out. Some of his older CDs are just called Fee. We've been doing one of his songs recently at church - Glorious One. I get so excited every time we sing it, because I just know it's going to be one of those POWER moments.

The News from Lake Wobegon
Former president of Hillsdale FWB College, Jim Shepherd, turned me on to Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion weekly radio show back in '97. I've been a huge fan ever since. The highlight of each week's two-hour show is his fictional News from Lake Wobegon. I've recently been getting my Wobegon fix via podcast. Keillor's smooth voice and artistry of words is honestly something to be savored like a fine wine or a juicy steak. I usually don't listen unless I'm totally alone and get to just "soak" in it. It's funny, it's heart-breaking, it's honest, and I don't think there is anything that represents America better.

Cool Air
I love that Fall is here and the air nips at your skin and helps you remember you're alive. I think I've posted about it before, but for the last 10 years or so I go through a pretty serious period of depression every October. Even though I love the Fall, I inwardly dread it because I know I'll be feeling low. It happens every year like clockwork. Every year, except this year. I've had a great October and haven't been depressed at all. I'm very thankful for that! I think a big part of it was attending the Catalyst Conference at the beginning of the month. I was telling Jamie earlier tonight that I've never had a "conference high" last as long as this one has lasted. I feel the presence of the Holy Spirit in my life like never before. Every day He nips at my heart and reminds me I'm alive.

1 comment:

marlene said...

I, too, am so happy for the cool, fall weather. It always gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling all over. I thinks this must be the way a big ole grizzly feels right before hybernation. I enjoy getting out & taking walks & taking long, deep breaths of the crisp air.
It's good to hear this has been a better October for you. Marlene