My September/October Favorites

This worship song - I feel like it’s pretty popular, but I only heard it for the first time a few months ago.

Playing the piano - I am not an especially good piano player, but I have so much fun messing around on it. It’s a big stress-reliever for me.

The best trail mix ever - This stuff is ridiculous. I could just eat a whole bag. If you live near a Costco, get you some.

Baking - There’s something about fall that makes it the perfect baking time. I made my second apple pie ever a few weeks ago, and it turned out so well. I want to try making more!

Fall in Nova Scotia - Aka, the time of year when I can’t imagine living anywhere else.

Jeremiah - I have a blog post brewing on this one, but for now it’s suffice to say that Jeremiah has been a difficult book for me for a long time. When I reached it in my Bible reading plan two months ago, I got so bogged down, confused, and discouraged that I stepped away from Jeremiah and read some other books in the Bible instead. A week ago I came back to Jeremiah with a new perspective and heart and I have never enjoyed Jeremiah (and maybe even my Bible) so much. I wake up and I can’t wait to read it.

South Carolina - This past weekend I got to meet Joe’s parents in South Carolina and it was so fun. I was actually in SC this time last year, and I loved it. It’s such a beautiful state (with amazing food!) and super hospitable people.

Country music - Okay, I’ll admit: I never thought this was would make it on a favorites list… ever. I always thought I hated country music. But Joe is slowly changing me. I still dislike a lot of it, but I have found a surprising number of songs that I do like. I’m a pop girl, so I’m wading in with pop-country. I now have a playlist called “country Jaquelle actually likes.” This song by Thomas Rhett is an example.

Conscience: What It Is, How To Train It, And Loving Those Who Differ by Andy Naselli and J.D. Crowley - This is a phenomenal book on a rarely talked about subject. I’m loving it.

The New City Catechism - My church is going through this in our family Sunday school class and it is so fun. There’s a version for both adults and kids, there are catchy songs to go along with it, there are devotionals and prayers, and my church’s elders are doing an incredible job teaching a class on it for the whole family. If you’re looking for a great family or church resource, the New City Catechism is the place to look.