Life these days is showing me that it's time to change. It's not about me. It's not about what I know or what makes me tick. It's about them. One great man, and five beautiful babies. It's about the others, too. The precious people I seek to serve. And there's the catch. No balance, just well intended chaos. I spend an evening baking a meatloaf for a widower only to feed my kids stale cereal. My ear is bent for hours on the phone, sympathizing. Yet, my husband's first waking prayer is that he'll find a pair of clean underwear.
See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15-16.
I have found courage in a cloud of witnesses. There are other women, wives and mothers, who give of themselves wholeheartedly, and in order. I watch them, I read about them and I am moved. These sweet souls have graciously hung the little red feeder out on the patio and this thirsty hummingbird is drinking in the goodness. Authentic counsel. Everyday sinners just like me. Thriving in grace. Yeah, I'll drink their kool-aid. Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin that so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. Hebrews 12:1
Follow these links to the blogs of some incredible sisters: This Crazy Life, Little Pieces of Ordinary, A Holy Experience, Embracing Girl Friday, and Mercy Days.
This summer the She Speaks Conference will be held in North Carolina. It would be an honor to attend. The conference is about women connecting the hearts of women to the heart of our Father God and that your heart is to serve Him and His daughters, as He leads. A Holy Experience is providing one very blessed individual with a scholarship. It could be you!