What I’m into – February 2015



  • This little face. He’s why I’ve been too busy to blog lately as he’s spent a few nights at our house. He’s the toddler of a friend whose newborn has been sick. He’s an easy child, but even with that, it’s renewed my respect again for all full-time caregivers! (Did I used to do this?)
  • Richard Rohr’s writings
    Last year I finally read Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer. An incredible book. In January I read Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life. Also good! And the Rohr book I’m reading this month may be my favorite (yet?), Simplicity: The Art of Living. (Or maybe my favorite book always is the one I’m currently reading?)
  •  Colorado
    If you live near the Rockies, do you ever get tired of the view? I’m amazed every trip!colorado
  • You’re doing Twitter wrong. This makes me laugh.

[if you can’t see the video, watch here]


  • Favorite Tweet: Like I said, I’m really into Richard Rohr of late. And I love this quote!


  • Favorite Instagram pic: We went to Krispy Kreme one Saturday morning while we were in Colorado. They were giving away “free samples” of whole, hot doughnuts. Yummy!



  • Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine by Hector Tobar. Oh my! It’s riveting. (And I never want to go underground in a mine)
  • Middlemarch is my choice for “A Classic by a Woman Author” in one of the 2015 Reading Challenges I’ve joined
  • In my daily Bible reading, I just finished 2 Samuel in the Old Testament, and Revelation in the New Testament (the list isn’t in order)


  • Sometimes you do nothing – We don’t have to understand all we see. We don’t have to actively participate in all we see. Sometimes the most important thing we can do is just be present.
  • What’s your good news? – Part of mine was getting to meet Kathy Escobar while we were in Colorado last month!
  • Can you be quiet? – I got to spend a weekend in silence for a Centering Prayer retreat at a monastery
  • When spirits intersect – Sometimes God connects us to people we hardly even know


  • Seeing our own kids this weekend – we were going to watch an Auburn basketball game together, but since Bruce Pearl became head coach, games have been sold out weeks in advance
  • Maybe getting my house and schedule back in order? Maybe?
  • Spending time with the 4 Corners next weekend for our annual slumber party

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What will you be into in February? Please share here.

sharing at Leigh Kramer’s What I’m Into

16 thoughts on “What I’m into – February 2015

  1. Linda@Creekside

    Sweet little guy … those little ones keep us young!

    It’s been so cold and we’ve had enough snow. This introvert loves being home, but even I’m getting a bit weary of these 4 walls!

    I’ll look back on February as a very cozy month …

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Yes, the little ones keep us young and can wear us out all at the same time. ha. I do miss my little shadow this morning. I took him back to his parents yesterday. He’s a sweetie.

      It hasn’t been too cold in Alabama this year (and of course very little snow). But as a fellow introvert, I love being trapped inside too. 🙂 Hope you can get out and about soon though! It’s all about balance. 🙂

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Thanks, Elizabeth. That’s what I hear about grandbabies. I think I may need to go into training prior to it happening. ha. Hopefully it won’t be as tiring with my own grandkids, right? ha. I definitely look forward to it one day!

  2. Barbara H.

    Thanks so much for the link!

    What a sweet little one! That’s a great favor to do for young parents. I’m relearning with Timothy so much sweet and fun stuff I had forgotten about babies. But they do wear us out and I am glad to hand him back to his parents even while I miss him. There’s a reason God gave babies to younger people, LOL!

    The link about pain was gripping. Even though I don’t like and would rather not have painful experiences, I can see that God does use them to shape me.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      You made great points about how we should be living NOW if we don’t want to be one of “those” old ladies later. I related to your post in so many spots.

      Yes, I do think there is a reason we have babies when we’re younger. My energy level is different now. 🙂 I really admire grandparents who end up raising their grandkids; I couldn’t do it without extra heapings of grace every day. I do look forward to my daughters having children some day (hopefully not TOO far down the road).

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      I’ve read a few of them from years past–yes, all good that I’ve read so far. I look forward to reading more of them in the near future. Glad you found some you’re interested in.

  3. Alecia Simersky

    What a sweet face. I recently started watching my neighbors baby full time, and man! He’s a good baby, but it’s been a while! He has cured any baby fever I had:).

    Colorado is on my list of places to visit. That view!! Amazing!!

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Yes, even with “good” babies (and they’re all good, of course!), it’s tough to keep someone else’s child full-time. I’ve never kept anybody else’s but my own full-time but even that was difficult. ha. Hope you get to see Colorado sometimes soon. It’s beautiful.

  4. Jean Wise

    wow this post is full of fun, inspiration and smiles. Smiles at that precious face and laugh aloud about tweeting. More truth in that video than I care to mention…lol. And that Rohr quote. wow. love his books too but I think we knew that about each other. You are one busy and blessed gal! enjoy your family this weekend. that too is a blessing.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      That video hit home with me in a few uncomfortable places too. ha. But at least we can laugh about it, right? I did have a great weekend with my daughters! Hope you had a good one as well.

  5. Beverley

    The twitter thing made me laugh, i am useless at social media and especially twitter, although my daughter keeps trying to tell me, but she despairs with me. I normally read a classic in December, but i got reading something else and then the new year came and i promised myself i would read one in January, but then i got reading something else and now it’s February and i am reading something else…maybe i twitter that? 😀
    Can i just say i don’t like Krispy Kreame doughnuts unless they are hot and the plain, sugared ring ones, which kind of beats the reason for actually going to the store.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      I know exactly what you mean about thinking you’ll read one thing, but end up reading another. In the end, it doesn’t really matter, I suppose. 🙂 I haven’t read the books I had down for January either. Oh well. Yes, that is something you could tweet about! Twitter is probably my favorite social media. Maybe your daughter will keep working on you to try it.

      Krispy Kreme doughnuts–yes, the original hot glazed are the very, very best to me.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      I know! I recorded Super Soul Sunday and hope to watch it this week. I’ve been looking forward to Richard Rohr’s appearance there for a few months now.

      I finished Deep Down Dark today. It’s a must-read!

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