I hope you have enjoyed your summer! For me, it was a time to rest. And I did. I unplugged, said “no” to lots of things, and forced myself to unwind and enjoy the quiet. I struggled with feeling lazy/idle at first, however, I soon realized that idle and quiet are two very different words. Being quiet requires effort. Being intentional about turning off many of the noises of life and claiming time to truly rest and get refreshed is something we all need to do every once in awhile. I am thankful for that time, but so glad to back!
We started school last week, I am back to the gym, meal planning is underway, our schedule is blowing up, and we are doing exactly what we should be doing. It is good. Yes, we need moments in life to unplug and unwind, but the busy seasons are also fruitful. There is a time and place for both.
I am thankful to be back blogging and wanted to launch with a series I am calling “Wait. . . What?”. Our youngest uses these words together frequently when she is trying to process something that was just said. When we hear, “Wait (pause, pause, pause) what?”, we know we have to back up and retell it from the beginning so that she can grab hold of the story in entirety. Thank you, Rhyan, for your desire to hear the whole story and appreciate the details!
At the beginning of the school year, we take time to review some things that the girls learned last year and I was thinking it might be great if we, as Mustard Seed Girls, did some reviewing too. At the fast pace we all run on a regular basis, it is so easy to forget the awesomeness of our God. We know He is good. We know He is faithful. We know He is able to do anything, however, I want to take some time and review specific passages to remind us of some crazy wild things He has done to get our attention and remind us that He is living, active, and involved. It is time to be reminded of El Shaddai (God Almighty) who is forever for you. Stay with me as I take time to review snippets of scripture that might cause you to say, “Wait. . . what?”.