Saturday, October 12, 2013

hope for your weekend {day eleven}

We (my family of 3.5) got home yesterday from a three week trip to Montana. Today we are re-adujsting to our new-ish life in Washington, which will hopefully mean some frozen yogurt and drinking in the breathtaking fall leaves that fill the sidewalks.

It feels a little funny to have moved from Montana eight weeks ago, then visit for three weeks, and then come home to Washington again. I'm a little jumbly right now, which is ok! And I realize that today, just as most others days in this crazy transition time, I need encouragement. I need to read Gospel-cenetered, truth declaring, soul-filling words. I find these words in the Bible, from people in my life, and I also find them on the internet - written by wise, real women who are also desperate for Jesus.

This Is Your Courage, Fully Released - Chatting at the Sky.
" a human living among humans, your job is one of an artist, not a know-it-all or an expert."

Hope Defined: Tied to Brokenness - Sweetwater.
"Maybe brokenness and hope aren't oppositional. Maybe. Just maybe they are symbiotic."

When You're Waiting - Grace Covers Me.
"It takes courage to wait on the Lord." 

We Are Free to Rest - Naptime Diaries.
" Rest is a graceful gift and that means we can't (and shouldn't try to) earn it."

Because It Really Does Take A Village - Thrive Moms.
"Moms, did you hear me?! We cannot mother alone (and stay sane)!"

Prayer (We Don't Know How) - Life. Edited.
"How can we pray for you when our every thought of you is a prayer?"

I encourage you to visit these women and their words of truth. Upon reading these pieces this week, I felt more free, less alone, and encouraged to lean fully on Jesus. I think there may be something there for you, too.

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This post is day eleven of my 31 Days to Normal experiment. I'm writing for 31 days, as I seek to thrive in a season of major transition. Click the circle below to see the rest of the posts in this series!


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