Catching Up


Hi friends! (If I had some “ocean waves” sounds, I’d be playing them for us about right now, but since I don’t, just pretend with me: whhhhooooosshhhhswwwwwiiiiiiissssssshhhhh) I now make these noises when I want to be back in my chair at the beach! It helps a little… not really… 🙂

Would you please indulge me for a moment while I brag on the Lord? You know how it is… when we leave “normal” surroundings and visit a different area of God’s magnificent creation, our hearts seem to be wide open for praise – And that’s just what we did!

The gentle rhythm of the waves, consistent gradual sunrises, salmon pink sunsets, white powdery sand, and bright blue skies were medicine for the soul and spirit. Everywhere we looked made our hearts cry out in praise. It was amazing! God was so good to us and blessed our week with His beauty and rest!

Here are a few pictures (I promise – I won’t bore you with all 300 of them!) 🙂


This was a great shot. In this picture, Nathan was skim boarding.


And of course, we took the family pictures – in the same poses every other family who goes to the beach uses. 🙂




While were were there, I “fasted” from the computer, internet, e-mail, and blogging. I missed keeping up with all of my new bloggy friends, but the time off-line was helpful in evaluating where I spend my time and focus, and I saw that I lose a lot of life while on-line. When I first started blogging, I read a tip from another blogger that said something like this: Don’t get so tied up in blogging that you miss living your life.
In all my 4 months of blogging ;-), I’ve never forgotten this. In the future, there’s going to be some additional “living” going on in my life (and no, I’m not having another baby!). Although I’m not at liberty to say what it is right now, I can tell you that it will take some additional time and mental energy. In asking the Lord how to balance everything, He’s called me to clean my plate a little. I’m not going to stop blogging, but Smelling Coffee will be slowing down a bit. I’ll post one or two times a week, and “Frappuccino Fun with Amy” will still be posted on Fridays. (yeah!)
I’ve so enjoyed blogging, and am glad to get to continue – just on a smaller scale. (I have tons of posts in my mind… & I’m praying that the Lord will help them stay right where they are until I have the time to peck them out!) Thank you for being loyal readers and for leaving your encouraging comments. I hope to be catching up with many of you soon!
True to your word, you let me catch my breath and send me in the right direction.” Psalm 23:3 (The Message – our theme for our week at the beach.)

About SmellingCoffee

I'm a Jesus-loving, husband-loving, family-loving minister's wife and mom to two college kids, making our home and serving our Lord in the Mississippi Delta. I study, teach, speak, and write for the greatest Boss in the universe. "Faith, Family, Food, Fun, and Living Life brewed in the fragrance of the knowledge of Jesus Christ in every place": That's what you'll find at SmellingCoffee.com