Over and over again our God reminds us that His beauty is greater than our perception of ourselves in the mirror, or how the world would define beauty.
Even now, as I search God’s Word, I know He is good. As I draw close to Him, He draws close to me and whispers to be patient, to trust.
These are the memories my daughters hold dear–the walk, the cocoa, the dipping in wax. For me, it’s all the days that come next: watching their hearts pour our gratitude for what God has poured into our lives.
My walk with Him is largely affected by developing the muscles of support for my walk. Some of those are the muscles of prayer, Bible Study, community, accountability, and serving.
A few weeks ago I woke up with the reminder that “I am a child of God.” It has changed some things…
With our children grown, my husband and I wanted to be intentional to have a family gathering so we are hosting a fall festival.
The pressure of trying to be all things to all people lessens when I am focused only on HIM being everything I need! My identity becomes the overflow of that singular focus. The honest part is…its a journey.
Circumstances will come and go in our lives. But if we focus on growing our own soul, we will be more effective (thanks to God) in any circumstance.
One telling study showed that lack of social connection is a greater detriment to health than obesity, smoking and high blood pressure. On the the flip side, strong social connection leads to a 50% increased chance of longevity.
Heart check–how connected are you?
“Tables are where we are known.
Your spot at the table is waiting for you this fall at First Church.”