Time for the weekend!!
Blisters dot my hands from working in the garden and my skin still has a pinkish hue from an afternoon at the beach. It was a good day.
We've got camping planned this week to initiate my husband's sabbatical. It will be a particularly slow start, as maybe a time of leave is intended, yet it will also be a physical slowing since he developed a stress fracture in his lower leg.
Sometimes in order to rest, we actually have to stop and physically rest.
It's also been a reminder that, "my flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever" (Psalm 73:26). Our bodies will break and weaken, but strength is promised us; not our own, but the Lord's. One foot-or crutch-at a time in reliance on him.
This Week On The Blog
This Week In Articles
"2020 was the year that the young, fictional Alexander might describe as a “terrible, horrible, no good, very bad” year."
"In discipleship, whether you are alongside your own children or involved in the life of another Christ-follower, the tiniest gospel investments are perfected in the big, long, biblical picture of God’s covenant promises to an imperfect people. God is the covenant-keeping God. He takes the tiniest, imperfect investments of covenant faithfulness and brings them to completion by His grace and mercy."
Leslie Glass reflects on four delights of taking time in the stillness of the morning to be with Jesus.
"Just as the seasons of the year affect the tending of the garden, our life seasons affect how we tend our soul." My friend Mariel reminds us that no matter what season we're in our relationship with Jesus requires intentionality.
"Do you feel sluggish or stuck in your spiritual walk? Let’s head to the garden and learn an important practice for a healthy spiritual garden." Encouragement to grow from the practices of a gardener.