What I’m into – March 2015



  • Reading through the gospels
    A 40-day plan on YouVersion leading to Easter
  • Before and After pics
    My extended family gathered one last time at my parents’ old house before we put it on the market. We recreated lots of before and after pics. Bittersweet moments! This one is of my two sisters Sandy and Elisabeth, me, my sister-in-law Bonnie, and her daughter Amanda—then and now.
  • SNOW
    I wouldn’t love it all the time, but getting a foot of snow in Alabama is very rare and very beautiful! Jeff and our golden retriever had a great play day.
  • Stop comparing yourself to others. Stay in your lane. I love this sermon by Robert Madu at my church last Sunday. Watch the video here. 


  • Prepping for the next Bible memory challenge with Do Not Depart.
    Details coming soon. (Sneak preview: watch for a practical and inspiring chapter from the New Testament!) I loved memorizing Psalm 27 this winter with the lovelies at Do Not Depart.


  • Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
    What a thought-provoking book! About aging and dying and how we can do better with both. Same author as The Checklist Manifesto, another wonderful book.
  • Middlemarch by George Eliot
    I hit the halfway mark. These slow-paced British classics are great leisure reading. It helps ease the pain of Downton Abbey being over again (but I SO enjoyed the finale!)
  • My 2-yr daily Bible reading plan has me in 1 Kings and 2 Chronicles this week in the Old Testament, and the end of Matthew and the middle of John in the New Testamentbible-reading-plan



  • Reading to a Kindergarten class
    Jenna is letting me go to school with her! She’s interning in a Kindergarten class for her final semester at Auburn before graduating in May. She’s invited me to read a book to her class this week.
  • Outdoor Church this Saturday at Manna House
    They don’t have it in January and February because of the weather, so I’ll be happy to see some of my friends I haven’t seen in awhile.
  • Seeing these 2 new oaks
    They were planted at Toomer’s Corner in Auburn last month to replace the ones poisoned by an Alabama fan in 2010

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What are you looking forward to in March? Please share in the comments.

Linking at Leigh Kramer’s

12 thoughts on “What I’m into – March 2015

  1. Abby

    Wow, you’ve had far more snow than I have had here in central Kansas! This winter has been crazy. I liked the article about what Millenials want and found most of it to be true of me. I technically fall in the gap between generations, so I consider myself a younger, hipper sister to the Gen Xers and an older, wiser sister to the Millenials. That makes it sound so positive, right?

  2. Barbara H.

    Love the before and after pics!

    I had hoped we were done with snow, but we’re due for more tomorrow – and it has been in the 60s today! Hard to believe it will change so drastically overnight.

    What am I looking forward to in March? My husband’s birthday later this week and the first day of SPRING! 🙂

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      The before and after pics were so fun to do. Lots of laughing involved. 🙂 Yes, this weather was definitely crazy this week! I came to Auburn yesterday in the 70s, and even down this far south, it’s going to be in the 20s tonight. And because of the ice between here and home, I’m staying an extra night. I’m so ready for spring too!

  3. floyd

    That picture, the then and now one, is awesome!!! What a great idea! The one with the snow… not so much. Better Jeff than me…

    Thanks for the update!

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Jeff likes the snow for awhile, but then he’s ready for it to go away. I’m just thankful that we have boy neighbors that he can play outside with when it snows. I’m pretty boring in the snow. I only want to take photos. 🙂

  4. tanya marlow

    Coming to you via Leigh Kramer. I love those before and after photos! And that ‘Being Mortal’ book looks really interesting. I recently read a good book on dying well – ‘O love that will not let me go’ by Nancy Guthrie (lots of extracts from different preachers through the ages on ageing, death and dying well – and it struck me that we have so few books on this topic, and yet it’s so important. Great to meet you!

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Nancy Guthrie’s book sounds like it’d be a great follow-up to Being Mortal. Thanks for sharing about it. I’m loving the message in Being Mortal, but it is a little somber at times so I can’t read it in too big a dose. It brings back a lot of memories when my own parents died in 2010.

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