Enjoying The Journey

Month in Review {April 2022}

Before we jump into the highlights from April, I am excited to share that I was invited on the podcast More Than A Season, which highlights significant others who support a coach, athlete, or someone within the sports industry.

Brittany and Ashley invited me to share my perspective as the wife of a referee. It was fun to share my experience and to highlight the importance of homemaking even when your spouse is not home very often! You can listen to the episode here (or click here for the direct link on Apple Podcasts).

The Highlights

We managed to squeeze in a couple extra-fun date nights this month, including a southern gospel concert and a chance to see Newsies in a local theatre.

Over the past 12 years, we’ve helped each other become fans of both gospel music and Broadway! It’s fun to enjoy those things together now.

My mom spoke at a Ladies Retreat hosted by the camp we’ve loved and attended all our lives. She taught Colossians 3 and gave practical application concerning the things we have available as we live our lives in Christ.

The sessions were a blessing to me! My mom speaks several times a year and is a faithful Bible teacher. ❤

My sister and I roomed together and enjoyed hanging out during the weekend. We both have really fond memories of the summers we worked here as waitresses in the Dining Hall. This is also where we both met our husbands!

Our niece and nephews on Paul’s side of the family visited from New York. We don’t get to see them very often, so we jumped at the chance to have supper with the kids. We scooped them up for a quick meal of fried chicken, fries and ice cream!

Paul is wrapping up another busy year of refereeing college lacrosse – we’re so thankful for the opportunities he’s been given and I’m really proud of him! I tagged along for a game in Banner Elk, North Carolina.

We celebrated Easter with the Ham Fam (my side of the family). It is always special to worship as a family, and I love hearing my Dad preach. Mom hosted all of us + some friends at their house for a delicious lunch.

above: my nephews / below: with my parents and my sister

We were also happy to celebrate my brother in law’s upcoming seminary graduation over dessert! Aren’t they such a cute couple?

From This Month’s Bible Reading

I absolutely love the stories in the books of Samuel and Chronicles – they’re so exciting and interesting to read. As we’ve read through them in the Bible Recap this month, I’ve continued my search for what I learn about God.

In 1 Samuel 28-31, we saw that both King Saul and David were in life threatening situations. King Saul wasn’t walking with God, so he had to deal with it the best he could (and he didn’t handle it well). David “found strength in the Lord his God” (1 Samuel 30:6).

Here’s my “God shot” from this passage: God doesn’t keep his people from going through trials, but his presence and the continual, intimate relationship he offers makes all the difference.

David said: Lord, you are my portion and my cup of blessing; you hold my future. I always let the Lord guide me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Psalm 16:5, 8

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Next week I’m sharing an adoption update! Many of you have asked how things are going and I’m excited to fill you in on the latest news. ❤

6 thoughts on “Month in Review {April 2022}

  1. What a fantastic month you had! Lots of good times packed into 30 days.

    I’m excited to get to hear your mom speak at The Wilds of New England in September! Looking forward to hearing your adoption update as well.

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  2. What a fun month! You sure squeezed in a lot of good times with the people you love. I’m excited to hear your adoption update next week. I’m praying for you!

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