This past week looks like a blur in the rear view mirror! I honestly can't remember what I really did that made me feel so busy, but it sure did feel that way:).
Over the weekend, Phil and I attended a marriage conference at our church called The Art of Marriage. It probably sounds more grueling than enjoyable, but it was actually really, really fun! We learned so much. Went out for a late dinner Friday night. And spent the night at a hotel 15 minutes from our home, haha. We just hung out, (okay. we did more than just hang out...;) and spent a lot of time talking about what God desires from our marriage and our hearts. We even wrote love letters to each other during the conference. Talk about water works. I was a blubbering mess:)...but it isn't everyday I get to read a heartfelt, vulnerable, and totally honest love letter from my dude.
One thing Phil really loved was the idea of leaving a legacy for future generations through a marriage that honors God. Raising children in a home where a marriage thrives as the covenant God intends it to be~ that is something that will strengthen our children's marriages...and their children's marriages...and so on. There is a quote I just love in our booklet from the conference that says, "Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see." That is an amazing thought and a humbling responsibility that God entrusts us with.
So, it was a crazy week and a wonderfully blessed weekend. Thanks for being patient with me taking a little break from blogging this week. It is nice to take those breaks and live without the thought, 'oh, I should blog this.' This week was freeing in many ways...and now I'm all refreshed to be back:).
Here are the 30 winners for the Captivating book giveaway.
**Each of you will need to email me at email@example.com to receive your book.
**Please use the subject line CAPTIVATING and send me your mailing address.
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Be sure to email me by Friday to claim your book~ all books not spoken for by then will be given to other commenters:).
Thank you to everyone who entered the book giveaway! If you'd like to purchase the book, it can be found here. There are audio versions available, too! (cd and download)
Hope you all have an amazing week!