We’re still waiting for our baby to make his appearance – even after a busy, busy week at school. I’ve been on my feet teaching, conducting, serving soup – and still the baby sits cozily. At least now, Andy and I are both on Spring Break now. It is nice to know we will both be home all week together with the baby – when he arrives! God provided some dear friends who encouraged me with the exact words I needed to hear this week. I am so thankful for Allison and Erin (and so many others).
I am always amazed at how God uses (in)courage to provide me with exactly what I need to hear. Here is the latest round of encouragement that spoke to my heart.
Kristen wrote How God Feels About You. This reminds me of Max Lucado and it is a reminder we all need to hear again and again. God loves us so very much!
Annie wrote about the beauty of Saturday Morning. My Saturdays have changed since the baby and this is a great reminder to soak up the moments – no matter what or where they are!
Rachel shared her perspective on Broken Things. I found the idea of showing our cracks particularly intriguing. Scary, sometimes, but there is beauty to be found in brokenness!
I appreciated Ann’s perspective on 7 Things You Need When You’re Overwhelmed and Can’t Keep Up. We all have those days (or weeks). Ann’s reminders of God’s graciousness are indeed a comfort.
Stephanie wrote about How to BE Patient. We often forget about the goodness of gifts God has given to us and our patience suffers as a result. Don’t you think so?
Robin shared honestly with When You Aren’t Like Her but You Wish You Were. Comparisons don’t tell the whole story but it’s a trap we often fall into. Yet, God made us all with unique talents for a reason! Read this and take it to heart.
Finally, Dawn wrote about When Sharing Your Home is an Act of Reckless Optimism. I love how she says, “The mess is part of my story.” Isn’t that true for all of us – and our homes? Let’s be optimistic!