I love August. This month usually breezes past us, which is good since those fluttering calendar pages are about the only breeze many of us get. But along with the warm temperatures, August also gives us a glimpse of the fall.
I can hear the marching band practicing at the local high school. The evenings turn cooler. The mountains here in Virginia are lush and green and the weedy undergrowth is fading into fall colors. I enjoy these simple pleasures, and then my mind wanders.
Like clouds before a summer thunderstorm, my “to-do’s” and concerns accumulate and darken my mind. Before long I’m fretting and dreading, longing for the beginning of summer when my schedule was lighter. Then I’m grumbling and complaining.
I’m sporting a not-so-stylish accessory these days.
After spending the better part of 2013 searching for relief from my foot pain, I had surgery (Jan 9th). The first week was painful, but thankfully I’m on the mend and off my crutches.
The boot, I’m afraid, is here to stay for a while.
It’s all-good and will be worth it when I’m back to exercising in the spring, hopefully without pain. In the meantime, I’m schlepping this crazy boot. Believe it or not, this thing preaches to me.
God calls each of us to impact our generation for Christ, which sometimes feels overwhelming! It’s easy to feel “less than” and think that our contributions are insignificant. But what if the insignificant things turned out to be BIG? Or if what we consider insignificant is just what the Lord wants to use to display Himself in our lives? I’d love for you to join me and share your thoughts. (The vlog is really short this week: 2 minutes!)
The familiar words of Psalm 23 breathe life into my weary soul. It’s a standby for anytime I need to recharge my spiritual batteries because of something profound. I’m sharing it over on the blog today. Won’t you join me? I’d love to hear your insights on this comforting psalm!