Currently {August 2014}

You might notice that this month, my blogging is taking a slightly different format. I feel that because of the coming changes (such as moving to America next month and working on my blog design), I don't have a lot of brain space or creativity for serious topics. So I'm joining up with a lot of blog link-ups, which means other people are telling me what to write about. (and if you like these new kinds of posts, you should tell me!)

Hallelujah, amen, praise the Lord - because I can't think of anything on my own right now.

So today I'm linking up with Jenna from Dearest Love to talk about what I'm into currently!

I am currently...

READING

Oh dear, this list is a bit ridiculous...all my e-books on hold came in at the library in the past few weeks, and my list a bit overwhelming. I blame Anne at Modern Mrs. Darcy and the Kansas City Public Library's extensive e-book catalogue for my overflowing to-be-read list. But this is what I'm reading right now!

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro - I'm actually listening to the audiobook, and loving it. If you're a fan of Downton Abbey, you'll enjoy this reflective novel of an English butler's twilight years and memories.

Grace for the Good Girl by Emily Freeman - This book is slapping me in the face, in a good way. Definitely recommended if you've always been the "good girl" who craves to be real with Jesus.

The Accident by Chris Pavone - I'm just getting into this international thriller (about a book!), but it's already promising to be just as entertaining and suspenseful as Pavone's first book, The Expats.

Organized Simplicity: The Clutter-Free Approach to Intentional Living by Tsh Oxenreider is going to be my guidebook in sorting through all our possessions and deciding what goes with us and what stays behind.

Longbourn by Jo Baker - Also another audiobook I just started. It's the imagined parallel story of the lives of the servants who played only background roles in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. If you're an Anglophile or Austenite, I think you'll enjoy this one!

What do you think about audiobooks - yay or nay?

(p.s. did you know you can download the free Kindle reading app, even if you don't own a Kindle device? One of my friends just discovered this, and I realized not everyone may know about it! PC computer, Android device or iPhone, doesn't matter - get it here! I use my Kindle app on my iPhone almost constantly!)

ENJOYING

Finally have cool weather (I love rainy season in Cambodia); reading posts from my friend Sarah's brand new blog Project: On Purpose (check out the inaugural post here!); and drinking Somali spiced milk coffee- trust me, it will rock your world.

LISTENING TO

Hallel Psalmby Cardiphonia - different Psalms set to modern tunes - love hearing God's Word sung in such gorgeous, creative ways! And the album is only $1 to download!

PHOTOGRAPHING

My baby - who else?!

Top two photos - Declan hanging out with Belgian Couchsurfing guests who stayed with us a couple nights last week; bottom left, at a fun restaurant in Siem Reap during our day trip at the end of last month; and of course, just hanging out, being cute.

Top two photos - Declan hanging out with Belgian Couchsurfing guests who stayed with us a couple nights last week; bottom left, at a fun restaurant in Siem Reap during our day trip at the end of last month; and of course, just hanging out, being cute.

FEELING

Excited about living in America, where the power and water (almost) never die...dreading sorting through all our belongings (can't I just leave everything here?!) - mostly because of all the cobwebs I'll discover...and sad about all the friends and experiences we'll leave behind in Poipet. Especially that I will not have instant access to cheap, spicy Thai food. But at least I can take advantage of it for one more month!

What are you currently into?

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