A New Week, A New Chance

I don’t know about you, but for me the past week has been exhausting. So much emotion. Tough and necessary conversations. I’m grateful for progress made, in my own heart, and in society. I pray momentum carries us forward toward positive change.

I’m taking a couple of days to re-center my mind. I have to recharge. In order to continue to pursue the things I need to pursue, I need a day or two of emotional and spiritual rest.

You Version Prayer posted this on their Instagram today. This is my heart’s passion. So I’m pulling inward, praying, seeking peace the next couple of days so I can refill my tank for service.

Praying you all have a great week.

Sabbath Rest

I don’t know about anyone else, but over the past few weeks my state of mind waffles about every three seconds from anxiety, to faith, to fear, to peace, to some emotions I don’t even have words for. At this point, I’m just exhausted.

Today, on Palm Sunday, I declare for myself a day of Sabbath Rest. Not just laying around doing nothing, but meditating on God’s Word, sitting in His love and grace. Just being in Him.

I pray His PEACE, which passes all understanding, fill us all as we navigate the days ahead.

Seeking the Kingdom First

Matthew 6:33 teaches us to seek God first, and all “these things” shall be added to us. I used to think of this verse in terms of literal things. And maybe sometimes it is about physical items. Lately, however, for me it’s more about peace and joy and just being in the moment without worrying about what comes next. Such a hard thing for me to do, but I find that as I truly seek God and surrender, He is teaching me how to live in that space.

Fall Creek Falls Trip

On Friday 11/4 we left the house around 8 am for a surprise day trip Daniel planned. All I knew was we were leaving early, I would be doing some walking, and I should dress comfortably.

We headed down old highway 70. Daniel drove through several quaint little Tennessee towns on our way. Once we got close to the park he finally told me where he was taking me.

I’d always thought Fall Creek Falls was a little park with a waterfall.

I was wrong.

I now consider Fall Creek Falls one of my supreme happy places on earth. It’s that breathtaking.

Fab Friday

Changing it up a bit from Friday Favorites to Fab Friday. Why? Just feels right.

Bought the Simplify and Intentional Life Planner downloads from Abby at Just a Girl and Her Blog. She does amazing printables. While she offers many printables for free on her site, she does do some paid downloads a couple of times per year.

I’m working on goals, and how to get to where I want to be in ten years (or less). I don’t want to be at retirement age with no way to retire. Honestly, I’d like to retire from traditional healthcare early and enjoy life for a while.

So check out Abby’s blog. Check out her printables. See what you think.

How are you staying on track with your goals? Do you write them down with detailed plans? Do you have a vision board? What’s your scheme?

Fifteen for Thirty Yoga Challenge

Starting today, I’m challenging myself to practice 15 minutes of yoga every day for 30 consecutive days. Besides the physical benefits, I need the prayer and meditation time. Call me nuts, you won’t be the first, but my lack of attention to my physical health has negatively impacted my spiritual health. I think  it all goes back to self care and treating the body as a temple.

So, anyone want to join me? #15for30