Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Ps. 90:12
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This morning I began reading Pursue the Intentional Life by Jean Fleming, and I wish I could read all day. She asks,
What does it look like to live a beautiful life in a fallen world? How can I prepare my heart and mind for the challenges, opportunities, and transitions that will come? What does it look like to live Christ to the very end?
My friend, Shelley, sent this to me with a note saying it is her favorite book. That’s high praise. The books comes to me at a good time – I’m asking God many questions about what he wants me to do when the summer ends and a new school year begins.
My life has changed. I am changed.
There are so many options and I must find the best among the good. The options spread before me: Bible Study Fellowship, book group, blogging, finishing my book (!), speaking, homeschooling, volunteering at the kids’ school, rebuilding my health, my discipleship group, decluttering my home, taking classes, and the list goes on. I’ll let you know as I sort things out; I’m sure it will be any second now.
And then there is grief – a process that is filled with the unexpected and can change the course of my day in a heartbeat.
Today my goals are focused. We’re going to a very special wedding (Emily and Ben!) in Oregon this weekend, and I’m in the midst of packing. I’m debating just how casually Eby and Wogauyu can be dressed and still look wedding appropriate…
As soon as I publish this, I’m headed into the dark cavern of the boys’ closet to (hopefully) unearth a bin of clothes that Eby has grown to fit. If I can find it, I’m relatively sure that there will be something for him to wear beyond basketball shorts and t-shirts.
What does your weekend hold? Are you grappling with questions of the best vs. the good?
Friends, I am so honored that you take the time to read my words, that you care about my family, and that you haven’t given up on me.
Love to each one of you,
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