This week I am on vacation with my husband while he attends Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference in San Jose, California. This is the event where Apple announces all of the new and exciting Apple things!


Yesterday we spent the day hiking in Big Basin Redwoods State Park.

Wow! The weather is amazing here!


It is important to take time for your spouse, have fun and make memories. Life can get hectic in the midst of raising kids, so find something that you enjoy doing together, and do it. We love to hike and the Redwoods didn’t disappoint!


Wanted to give you a quick update on what I am working on outside of the blog.

First, Thank everyone who voted for me in Jen Weaver’s writing contest!  I am one of the finalist’s and won a publishing appointment with Leafwood! I will be preparing for that meeting, and I would really appreciate your prayers!


Second, I will be pitching a Bible Study that I have been working on for the past year. I am currently teaching that Bible Study to the fabulous Bible Babes, and am getting great feedback from them!! Over the course of the next few weeks, I won’t be posting as much on the blog as I prepare for the upcoming appointment and finish writing and teaching my study. I would really appreciate your prayers, as I write, edit, and teach this study.


Third, I wanted to give you a sneak peek of Glynnis Whitwer’s new book Doing Busy Better: Enjoying God’s Gifts of Work and Rest! I am excited to be a part of the launch team for this book! The book releases July 4, 2017, but you can get a sneak peek here at Doing Busy Better. I will be talking more about this book in the coming weeks, but if you are busy and struggle with overcommitment or feel like you are not experiencing the soul rest that God has for you, then you are gonna want to pre-order a copy of this book for yourself!!

One of the things that God showed me when I started reading Doing Busy Better is that I am always busy and that I am in need of soul rest. So even though I am in the midst of a busy season, I am trying to approach it from a place of rest.

Be blessed today my friends!





Posted by Misty Phillip

By His Grace: Seek Jesus, Study the Word, Grow in Grace Bible Study Author, Christian Lifestyle Blogger, & Speaker


  1. Sounds like a busy week, but a very exciting one! Also, good job on taking time to do something fun with your husband.


    1. Thanks Lauren!! Have a fantastic day! Blessings ❤️ Misty


  2. We visited California last year (from Atlanta) and loved seeing the Giant Sequoia, the PCH, and a few other great places. Glad you have time to enjoy your trip before your busy writing world takes over. GBY! Thanks for the post


    1. Hi! Karen, thank you!! What is GBY? Blessings, Misty


  3. My husband and I are long overdue for a vacation just with each other,since we are extremely busy raising our 3 year old triplets together alone. I know the kids will grow up soon,and we will get to go on our vacations then 🙂

    Enjoy your place of rest before the busy season takes hold of you,Misty!



    1. Hi! Diana, wow! Three year old triplets!! You are one busy momma!! Enjoy them, they grow fast!! Our boys are big now, and miss the days when they were young. Be blessed! Misty


  4. Congratulations on your upcoming book pitch!


    1. Hi! Crystal, Thanks so much. I would appreciate your prayers! Blessings, Misty


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