Welcome to this week's a 2 z: Take 2
and the letter R.
It's hard to believe that it's been 2 years (almost exactly) since our Tuesday night Bible study started. Unbelievable. This group of ladies has been a huge encouragement to me. When study started, I was as green as you can get when it comes to teaching--green due to inexperience and green due to nervousness and fighting nausea every week over speaking in front of people. But those ladies stuck with me, let me scarf Skittles to keep my sugar going and laughed with me over some of the tangles my tongue got in. And they're still doing it. Amazing, beautiful ladies.
But tonight is the last night I'll be teaching, for awhile at least. See, I need a rest. Not that I want one, but I need it. My bff noticed and so did my husband--and he asked me to take the summer off. So, I am.
At first I was bummed because I've discovered that I LOVE teaching...because I love the study that I put into teaching. I'm convinced that I learn at least ten times the amount that I manage to pass on to others. I have been tremendously blessed by what I've learned over these two years. But now I'm excited about my summer off. I plan on doing a lot of reading. I'm looking forward to soaking myself in God's Word, like a summer long bubble bath in it. My cover-to-cover read through of the Bible, which I like to do in a year's time, has stretched out to two years this time. That's not a problem, but I miss the continuity of that reading.
I'm really looking forward to a time of refreshment as I rest.
The third part of my plan for the summer is wRiting. I have a goal set and am working toward it on a daily basis, which is very encouraging.
Granted, mixed in with my 3 Rs is a full summer of family stuff, but I'll be carving out time for my 3 Rs.
So tell me, what are your plans for the summer?
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