Thursday, January 9, 2014

7 Quick Takes on Anything Other than SLS14 [11]


Okay, I know, I know, this post promised no SLS quick takes. That's because there will be some pretty sweet SLS posts next week. But I think one QT on SLS is fine, right!?

 I got home from Dallas Wednesday evening and took yesterday off. It's back to work today to start wrapping up. SLS went so incredibly well. I loved every second of it and I had SO MUCH FUN. Check back next week for some highlights and posts on SLS. I can't believe it's over! But I do not miss having a walkie talkie stuck in my ear.

My life these next two months is seriously CRAZY. I think I have one open weekend...I'm going to have to be intentional about seeing Colorado people and doing things here. But I am so excited to see missionaries at the Greek Getaway's, Emily when she comes to visit, KC friends at home, Nebraskans, and maybe even Jess if I get to go to Cali. Hopefully when March hits I can start to get back into a normal daily life routine.

The coolest thing ever happened to me Monday night, someone recognized me from this blog! My first thought was, "people actually read this!?" It was fun to chat. So shout out to Katie from Northwestern and thanks for reading! And thanks for saying hi!

I can't think of anything else that doesn't have to do with enjoy this picture of the Blessed Mother.

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I am obsessed with Salvation History. So much that I am doing the Bible Timeline with my freshman girls AND basing my cirrocumuli for my kindergartners on it. Maybe I'm over ambitious with the 5 year olds...but they do a pretty good job of remembering it. So I've decided to educate myself as well and actually read Curtis Martin and Dr. Sri's The Real Story. 

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I think it will be a good start to my 2014 mantra: More Jesus, Less Stuff. Starting with the "more Jesus" part seems like a good choice to me.

Speaking of my freshmen girls, on Dec. 30 we volunteered at a homeless shelter together. I was so impressed with them and how they stepped up to help out without being asked. The best part was they had so much fun and they want to do it again every month. I hope we can do that and I hope I can find as much joy in serving as these girls do.

I bought Flannery O'Conner's prayer journal yesterday and I am so excited to read it! My friend Elizabeth and I decided to host a brunch for time with friends and to read the journal aloud together. I can't wait.

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  1. Oh my goodness, I stumbled on your blog via Conversion Diary, and as soon as I saw that you are a Catholic Missionary, but first thought was "I wonder if she's with FOCUS." My sister is a FOCUS Missionary (team director, actually) and, though I go to community college, I'm involved in a FOCUS bible study at the nearby University.

    Come visit my blog when you have a free moment! I'm also running a Saints Series and, if/when you have the time of the day, I'd love to have you participate! Can't wait to hear from you :) God bless you!

    ~Sarah Therese

    1. Sarah! Thanks for commenting. I'd love to participate and help out with your saint series! Love what you have so far. And the FOCUS connection is so fun - isn't God great!? I'll shoot you an email and we can get chatting!

  2. Hi Michelle! Thanks for the shout-out. So great to meet you in person:). Congrats on a successful conference!

    Kate (from Northwestern)

    1. Hope you had a great time at SLS and it bears fruit in your life outside of FOCUS!! Thanks again for reading and saying hi!