what i have learned

ten things i learned through july

our sunset

One of my favourite bloggers (Emily P Freeman) wraps up each month with ten things she learned.  I’ve decided to join her as it’s one of my favourite things to read and always brings a smile.

Today is the last day of July, so here’s my version of both the pointless and the pointed things I’ve learned this month. 🙂

1.  There are 24 hours in every day and this is actually enough to do everything the Lord wants me to do.  I keep learning and relearning this one.

2.  Only thirty minutes of a family fitness program with your kids can induce the inability to walk, sit or do any kind of movement over the following five days.  It will be much easier if you give in to the need to recite, “This is positive pain, this is positive pain…”.

3.  What I am part of is so much bigger than the part I play.  And boy am I glad about that, it totally takes the pressure off.

4.  Moments are everywhere and everyone seems to be talking about reclaiming them – it really is in the moments that life happens.  I can’t wait to read Lysa TerKeurst’s new book, The Best Yes.

5.  I finally know how it is possible to walk out of a public bathroom with toilet paper awkwardly tucked into clothing.  Fortunately, I didn’t make it completely out of the cubicle without a full revelation of this discovery.

6.  Being dramatic doesn’t negate true grace and dignity.  How cool is it that the Lord provided our kids with an inspirational and stunning drama teacher?

7.  Preparation, preparation, preparation…that’s what I kept learning about this month.  Did you know, 90% of Jesus’ life on Earth occurred before we really hear much about it in the bible?  There was a lot of preparation going on before His public ministry was launched.

8.  Our baby man makes the best wholesome blueberry muffins ever!

9.  You can flip from weeping to laughing and backwards and forwards several times in only minutes when you’re with a true friend in the Lord.  It’s even possible when you’re not just having a cuppa over Skype.

10.  Looking out our study window in the afternoon will always make me smile.   The trees silhouette against the sunset, how could I not make the effort to look?

What have you learned this month?  It’s worth thanking God for.

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  1. Kailey

    August 1, 2014 at 12:59 am

    What sweet lessons! And so many I needed a reminder of. I love #1, I so needed to hear that! Thank you for sharing your heart, I’m so glad I found your site through the link up! 🙂

    1. Angela S Ryan

      August 2, 2014 at 9:25 pm

      Kailey, I’m so glad you got #1 too. God has been reminding me of that a lot lately. 🙂

  2. Sal

    August 1, 2014 at 3:41 am

    Hi Ange,
    I am truly loving your blog. Thanks so much for spending the time to bless us. I have been inspired and encouraged and have absolutely loved keeping up with the little details of your life. God bless and lots of love, Sal xxoo

    1. Angela S Ryan

      August 2, 2014 at 9:27 pm

      You’re an awesome encouragement Sal! Thank you lots xx

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