It’s been awhile since I’ve been in this space.
That is never my intention. I hate being inconsistent.
So where have I been?
Here and there. But mostly just here. Being present in my home and with my family. Pouring all of myself into a few things.
This summer was full, at times overwhelming, and I couldn’t shrug the feeling that the Lord was calling me to a time of quiet, a time of turning my gazes inward. A time of rest. I have learned in my walk with Him that it is far better to listen to the gentle nudges than to have Him use something stronger to get my attention. So I waited, listened. And you know something? Sitting and waiting at His feet is a wonderful place to find yourself.
I have spent more time reflecting on Him and His Word and pouring myself into my family than I had been granting myself the time to do. Basically, I’ve been trying to do a few things well. That isn’t something I was doing for a while. As much as I try to guard against it, I was once again juggling too much.
I am passionate about cultivating a rich, Christ-centered and beautiful life for our family. And sometimes, I’ve learned, that means pouring effort into what really matters the most.
And what has mattered the most is my family and my walk with Him. So I’ve mulled over books, spent time digging into sections of scripture and working through a very convicting study on meakness. I’ve been purposing to be present with my family, dwelling in each moment and delighting in them.
It is hard to turn my mind off because by nature I am always thinking forward to what can and should be done. But I have learned a lesson during this time.
I have learned to be still.