Monday, September 1, 2014

7 Things I Learned in August

Yes, it's September already. Hello, the month that begins fall. But I want to reflect on August before I forget the whole month, which is entirely possible because I've been forgetful lately. 

1. NEEDTOBREATHE has some great new live music.
You can thank me later when you stop listening long enough to do something else. Listen here.

2. All my Kindle highlights are in one place online.
{Get to yours right here. Notice the "Your Highlights" link at the top of the page.} My blogging friend Ashley told me about this awhile ago, but I hadn't really used it until recently. Silly me; it's fabulous.

3. Lisa Harris writes good fiction books.
I had her two Southern Crimes series books on my Kindle and read them both in less than a week. I can't remember the last time I read an entire book in one day, but "Fatal Exchange" was the book for me this past Saturday. I do recommend reading "Dangerous Passage" first. They're both packed with action and good messages. She has a new one coming out at the end of the year and, yes, "Hidden Agenda" is already on my Amazon Wish List.

4. Launching an ebook is going to be fun. 
I poured my heart and much time into writing my ebook. Writing those 24,000 words was a therapeutic, inspiring process, but I am really excited about the launch I have planned. {In case you missed it, I'm forming a launch team. Read more here, if you're interested in joining us.}

5. Seasons are good. 
I'm never ready for school to begin again, but once it does, the routine is good. Seasons are meant to change. And, with that, I'm admitting I'm ready for the humid days to be over for awhile. I'm a summer girl, but I'm ready for some fall days. I want to wear sweatshirts, eat candy corn, watch some Murray State football, watch my kids play soccer, go camping, use our new deck, and eat soup.

6. There is a Bible verse that sums up one of the reasons I write.
"Publish his glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things he does." Psalm 96:3 (NLT) Isn't that lovely and true? {The other reason I write is for my personal therapy!}

7. I miss being in a women's Bible study. 
So I'm starting one. Our first meeting is this week, in fact. We're going to do Beth Moore's "Breaking Free," which I picked out from my own personal need knowing I probably wasn't alone.

How was your August?

I'm linking up this monthly post with Emily Freeman at Chatting at the Sky.  Here are previous month's recaps from 2013: June. July. August. September. October. November. And from 2014: January. February. March. April. May. June. July.

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  1. If I lived near by I would so join your Bible study. I'm considering joining a Bible Fellowship Study group. I have two different options and I just can't decide right now. I'm hoping God speaks to me while in Hawaii so I can come back with a decision made. :) I really love these end of month posts but if I don't write down what I learned along the way I can't remember. hehe. Much love. xoxo

  2. KristinHillTaylor9/02/2014 6:22 AM

    Some months I do a good job having a draft post I just add to as I think of things. Other months, not so much. :) It's still a fun way to remember. I'd love for you to live close enough to be part of the Bible study. Love you, sweet friend.

  3. I had no idea about the Kindle highlights - thanks for that information! It's hard to believe summer is coming to an end. What a great way to start Fall with starting your own Bible study, a perfect way to bring order to our lives. Have a great week Kristin!

  4. KristinHillTaylor9/02/2014 1:52 PM

    Those Kindle highlights are so handy! And they're all in one place! It's good to see you here, Mindy. Hope you're doing well.

  5. Hey Kristin--
    I love that you are starting a Bible Study because you miss being in one. Community is so hard, so important and sometimes as easy as opening the door and inviting them in, right?

  6. KristinHillTaylor9/04/2014 2:59 PM

    Yes and amen! Thanks for the reminder and encouragement.

  7. I still cannot believe it took me so long to learn that Kindle secret! It has since saved me SO MUCH TIME!!!

  8. KristinHillTaylor9/09/2014 8:54 AM

    And I'm so glad you shared!