And so I left it all behind. All the working for His favor. All the seeking for answers. All the desiring of the acceptance of people. Because He already has what I need. And He always has.
In that moment, I felt myself truly let go of “all else.” I felt myself running to his arms. Accepting his love, his peace, his forgiveness, and his grace.
When I really grasped it, that big weight that I had been carrying around (guilt, shame, expectations, fears) just slipped off my back.
Along with preparing to move to North Carolina in the space of 10 days, I was also trying to squeeze in last minute coffee dates, playdates, and appointments so I could spend some time with people who have become really important to me over the last 3 1/2 years. I wasn’t able to see everyone, … [Read more…]
Have I mentioned yet that this has been a great Christmas? This sounds vaguely familiar… Each day that passes that brings me closer to Christmas leaves me feeling more and more blessed. My husband is HOME this year. Home…for good. We got to celebrate Christmas with his family last weekend. And we will get to … [Read more…]
Celebrating the birth of Christ this year has been not only a natural response, but the ONLY response I possibly could have to God after all He’s done for me this year.
Overall, I feel like I’m succeeding in my determination to choose joy this Christmas season. For some reason, the wonder of the birth of Christ is really overwhelming me in a new way and I’m seeing light and hope and joy everywhere I look. Now that my blog archive project is over, I’m throwing myself … [Read more…]
It seems like I just did one of these posts. I figured that this series would run once a month…or so… but as I refuse to set any sort of official blog schedule for myself, then I can do it whenever I want. Even if it’s been less than two weeks since the last post. … [Read more…]