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If We Were Having Coffee

If We Were Having Coffee

It’s been awhile since I have done one of these posts, and I thought it was time to give you another update on my life. Plus I really enjoy these kind of posts and I love sharing parts of my life with you guys!

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I have been loving these summer months. Summer and fall are my two favorite seasons. I would tell you that I have been working a part time job this summer but at the end of August I am starting a full time job.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I am convincing myself to do blogmas this year and post every single day of December. I would tell you that I already have it all planned out and that I want to start working on content for the months between now and December so that when November rolls around, I can focus solely on creating content for Blogmas.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I have been slowly losing the weight that I gained since breaking my ankle, and I am so proud of how far I’ve come and I can’t wait to lose more weight and get closer to my goal.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that in recent months I have posted mainly book reviews, but I want to get back to sharing both more personal and more creative blog posts. I want to be real with my followers and share things that are going on in my life (hence the ‘if we were having coffee’ post).

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I have been diligent in reading my Bible every morning and it has been such a blessing, and it is one of my favorite parts of my day. Spending dedicated time to spend with the Lord is rewarding and I have been learning so much. Recently I have been reading Whiter Than Snow: Meditations on Sin and Mercy by Paul David Tripp and one of the passages that I read recently really stuck with me and I would like to share it with you here.

This passage comes from page 43 and the verse at the top is:

Psalm 51:2 – Wash me thorougjly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!

“I am a mass of contradictions; I don’t want to be but I am.

I preach a gospel of peace, but my life isn’t always driven by peace.

I talk about a Jesus who alone can fully satisfy the soul, but I am often not satisfied.

I celebrate a theology of amazing grace, but I often react in ungrace.

And if I rest in God’s control, why do I seek it for myself?

Even in moments when I think I am prepared, I end p doing what I didn’t want to do.

Irritation

Impatience

Envy

Discontent

Wrong talk

Anger

Self-focus

Are not the fruit of the new life, are not the way of grace.

So there is this law operating inside of me.

When I step out with a desire to do good, evil follows me wherever I go.

There is this war that rages inside of me, between a desire for good and sin that is anything but good.

There are times when I feel like a prisoner, held against my will.

I didn’t plan to be mad at the grocery store, but that guy made me mad.

I didn’t plan to be discontent, but it just enveloped me in the quietness of the car.

That discussion wasn’t supposed to degenerate into an argument, but it did.

I am thankful for God’s grace, but there is daily evidence that I’m still in need of help.

That battle inside me cannot be solved by

Theology

Strategies

Principles

Techniques

Plans

Preparation

Helpful hints

Outlines

I have been humbled by the war I cannot win.

I have been grieved be desires I cannot conquer.

I have been confronted by actions I cannot excuse.

And I have come to confess that what I really need is rescue.

So, have mercy on me, O God,

According to Your unfailing love

According to Your great compassion

Blot out my transgressions.

Wash away all my iniquity

And cleanse me from my sin.

For I know my transgressions

And my sin is always before me.

I embrace the rescue that could only be found in You.

Thanks be to God – through Jesus Christ our Lord!”

– Paul David Tripp

 

If we were having coffee I would ask you what you think of this passage?

 

If we were having coffee I would ask you how life is and if you have enjoyed this summer? I would ask what transistions are coming this fall if any? Are you going back to school or work? Are you starting a new part of your life?

Let me know in the comments below! I would love to get to know you better!

xoxo

Sarah June

 

 

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3 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee”

  • I love this format! It is so personal and conversational.
    Good luck on BLOGMAS. I need to do some research about that idea. Is there a site that gives suggestions for topics or is it just posting everyday? I post everyday in March through a TWO WRITING TEACHERS challenge.

    Thanks for the update!

    • Thank you! I love it too!!
      Last year I did the 12 days of Blogmas where I posted for 12 days in a row, which is a lot easier to do. I usually just go to Pinterest to find ideas! Sometimes bloggers do collaborations and there are usually a few Christmas tags, but for the most part it is whatever you feel like posting!
      Thanks for reading and commenting! xo

  • I love the idea and layout of this post, such an original way to post a life update. I really enjoyed reading this, and congratulations on your achievements over the past few months!

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