Share Four Somethings—November 2021
—Grace & Truth Linkup

Near the end of each month I share something I love, something I read, something I treasure, and something ahead with others at Heather’s.

Plus here’s my One Second video from last month . . . 

[click here if you can’t see the video]

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Something Loved


I’ve been wanting some new photos with all three of our grandchildren. We got some wonderful pictures a few weeks ago. I’ve already picked the best one for our Christmas cards.

This picture below isn’t the Christmas card photo. But it’s one of my favorites because this one is real life. 


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Something Read 


Grateful by Diana Butler Bass

One of the books I read this month for #NonfictionNovember is Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks by Diana Butler Bass. Here are two insightful quotes from it.

“Gifts come before givers. We do not really give gifts. We recognize gifts, we receive them, and we pass them on. We all rely on these gifts. We all share them.”

“God gives all gifts, and we human beings accept them and pass them on to one another. We never owned them to begin with. We are only mediators and stewards, not benefactors in our own right.”

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Something Treasured

  • FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHO LOVE ME (especially on my birthday)

It’s been a challenging month. But I’ve survived it with the help of some great family members and wonderful best friends.

If you ever doubt your help is useful to your friends in times of crisis, trust me: it is helpful. Whatever it is. If you do anything at all, your friend will notice.

Yesterday was my birthday. I received so many beautiful messages. I appreciate every kind word. God has been present in each one.

One of the gifts I’ve received is from the ever-thoughtful Kay, one of my besties. (She’s given me a lot of gifts AND time AND attention this month!). She bought two copies of Glennon Doyle’s new journal, Get Untamed, one for her and one for me, so we could do them simultaneously and talk about them.  

Get Untamed: The Journal by Glennon Doyle

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Something Ahead


I have LOVED the One Word 2021 community that’s been gathering here this year!

I’ve been tallying results from this survey to see if there is interest in continuing into 2022 with our group (spoiler alert: yes!).

I’m receiving great suggestions for next year. I look forward to putting it all together in the next few weeks and offering a signup for 2022. 

Did you have One Word for 2021? Do you have one already for 2022? (I think I know mine already.)

Featured Post

If you haven’t already read Barbara’s post from last week, you might want to read it now. She gives us many reasons why we shouldn’t give up on God just because God’s people don’t get things right.

But don’t walk away from Him because of them.”

Read all of it here, then link up your own blog posts below.


Share your thoughts in the comments.

previous Share Four Somethings

1. Share 1 or 2 of your most recent CHRISTIAN LIVING posts. (No DIY, crafts, recipes, or inappropriate articles.) All links are randomly sorted.

2. Comment on 1 or 2 other links. Grace & Truth linkup encourages community.   

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13 thoughts on “Share Four Somethings—November 2021
—Grace & Truth Linkup

  1. Cindy Davis

    Happy Birthday! I am glad you felt the love. I enjoyed your pictures. I also took pictures (this morning, actually), for our yearly Christmas cards. I shared two that were not going on the card in my blog post. I do believe I have my word for 2022 but I am still praying about it. My word for this year is “surrender” and last year was “hope.” I love the idea of a group for the 2022 word and look forward to hearing more about it. I have not read the nonfiction book you featured, but I have read others with the same theme. Have a great weekend!

  2. Kym

    Belated birthday wishes!! Love the “real life” photo – often those kinds are my favorites too. I’ll be watching for news about the One Word for 2022.

  3. Jeanne Takenaka

    Lisa, so much good here! First, Happy Belated Birthday to you! Second, I love that you put together the one word group. Some years, my word impacts my every day. Some years, I can’t quite make all the connections between my one word and my reality of the year’s events. I’m still praying God connects the dots for my one word for this year and all that’s happened. That said, I would love to be part of next year’s group.

    I’m praying for a calmer December for you!

  4. Lois Flowers

    Happy birthday, Lisa. I’m so sorry you’ve had a rough go of it lately … I hope December will be better. I’m glad you’re continuing with the One Word group next year … I actually still have a few posts I want to write about my word for this year but—shock of all shocks!—I have already written one about my words for 2022 that I’ll post after the new year starts. 🙂

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