Welcome to my weekly recap submit the place I share a little bit peek into our week, share some hyperlinks to podcasts and posts I don’t need you to overlook, and spotlight some issues you’ll have missed on the weblog this week.
Our All-Day Household Christmas
We celebrated our All Day Household Christmas yesterday — the day that our older children mainly plan every thing for, together with what we do, what we eat, and the order of occasions!
For those who’re new right here, we go to Kansas for per week for Christmas so we began this custom of doing a household Christmas celebration earlier than Christmas in order that we get to get pleasure from particular reminiscences right here collectively in TN, too! We had 4 pals be part of us for components of the day, which was particular! Learn extra concerning the day and see plenty of footage right here on Instagram.
Kathrynne’s First Semester of Faculty
I closed out this yr on The Crystal Paine Present by bringing again a well-recognized voice – my daughter, Kathrynne! On this episode, we replicate on Kathrynne’s first semester of faculty, exploring the highs, lows, and the dear classes realized. From the challenges of dwelling independently to the thrill of creating new pals, Kathrynne shares her perspective on the transition from highschool to school life.
We take a dive into her preliminary uncertainty concerning the chosen faculty, the stunning ease of creating acquaintances, and the deeper bonds solid over time. Kathrynne presents sensible recommendation for upcoming faculty college students, emphasizing the significance of intentional connections, reaching out to others, and beginning good habits early on.
She candidly shares her expertise with procrastination on a serious Historical past mission, highlighting the essential lesson she realized in managing time successfully. We additionally contact on the impression of religion in faculty, the challenges of sustaining relationships whereas in several faculties, and the general progress and self-discovery that include this transformative journey.
I’m so grateful Kathrynne was keen to affix me once more to share on the podcast and I hope that this episode encourages you — irrespective of the place you might be in life, that God is trustworthy to offer, that neighborhood is price investing in, and generally what you suppose is only a small stepping stone seems to be the trail you’re purported to be on for longer than only a quick season. Take heed to the podcast episode right here.
Additionally associated: I replicate on some issues I’ve realized this primary semester of Kathrynne being in faculty right here.
Different Hyperlinks You Would possibly Be In:
- David Grew to become a Paine One 12 months In the past — I replicate on some issues we’ve realized in our journey of fostering and adopting him, plus share why there are combined feelings on this present day.
- Making Time for What Issues Most — I had the privilege of getting my interview with Give attention to the Household Chosen for the Better of the 12 months sequence and it re-aired once more this previous week. For those who missed it when it got here out earlier within the yr, you possibly can hear right here.
- Parenting With Grace — I used to be honored to be interviewed on the Mothers in Prayer podcast sharing encouragement for mothers to have much less stress and extra pleasure of their parenting, what it appears wish to father or mother from a spot of reliance upon the Holy Spirit, and go into your day anxiously anticipating how God goes to indicate Himself sturdy in your behalf. Hear right here.
- My Buddy Kate Bought Engaged!!! — After 20 years of ready and praying, it was a reasonably epic evening! Learn extra of her story right here.
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In this week’s e-mail e-newsletter, I’m sharing Christmas films we watched this previous week, a number of books I completed and my sincere ideas on them, a sport we performed a liked this previous week, a recipe my children LOVE that I made for our All-Day Household Christmas and am additionally making for Christmas brunch with my household, plus first-word information on some fairly huge stuff I’m altering on the weblog in 2024 (I’ll share right here quickly, however my e-newsletter subscribers get first dibs on the announcement! It’s good things, by the best way, and I feel it would permit me to serve you all higher!)