The Good List

10. Stranger Things. Strange is the understatement of the year, but somehow it is simultaneously sweetly nostalgic and amazingly creepy. 

9. Early morning workouts. To be clear, I'm not trying to lie to y'all and pretend like I can't wait to wake up early and work out every morning. Rather, I enjoy the days that I have the motivation to get it done early so that I don't even have to think about it the rest of the day. ;-)

8. This week we've been watching the Bourne Trilogy with the girls in preparation for a night out with some friends to see the new one Friday night. Fun.

7. Yesterday I saw my first ever metallic green bee! Crazy!

6. The Secret Life of Pets. Super cute.

5. New friends who almost instantly feel like old friends (in the best way possible). God has been good to give us a whole host of these in our new home in Missouri. So grateful.

4. Macy and Grace think I'm crazy, but I wanna steal their textbooks. :-D

3. There are BUTTERFLY EGGS on one of my sunflower plants!!! I am a crazy amount of excited about this!

2. Macy and Grace got the results of their standardized test scores in the mail late last week. Both were well into the 90th percentile when compared to other kids their ages. I'm so grateful for their GOD-GIVEN GIFTS of intelligence. I know it comes straight from Him, and I'm thankful that that is at least one less thing they'll have to struggle with in life. (I can't even imagine how difficult it would be to be a teenager these days, no matter how smart you are.)

1. For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.  ~Titus 2:11-14

How amazing that grace would give us not only pardon for our sins but also the power to overcome them.