Weekend Care Package

And I sit there at the end of the year, on the end of the bed before the sock drawer with a lapful of holey, mismatched socks, and I can hear it, these notes that I might wear like a habit —

Failing? What feels likes losing is really gaining experience. Forward!

Falling apart? Fall into whatever. comes. next. Forward!

Fearful? Fear is always the first step of faith. Forward!

Whenever you are lost, forward is always the way Home.
— Ann Voskamp

A Poem + Prayer for Living Lightly

How to Build Resilience in Midlife  by Tara Parker-Pope @ the New York Times

Celebrate Your Soul by me (posted this time last year)


He meets us where we feel forgotten: . The same God who chose an insignificant couple to welcome His arrival in a common stable in Bethlehem is the same God that proclaims His faithfulness right where we are... . For me tonight: It was pulled over on the side of a desert highway. Along the broken down outskirts of town, semi-trucks passing by, headlights coming and going...and in the middle of the most ordinary night -- the Redeemer makes these words of truth come aglow as a banner of love over what feels forgotten: . "Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story--those he redeemed from the hand of the foe, those he gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south. Some wandered in desert wastelands, finding no way to a city where they could settle. They were hungry and thirsty, and their lives ebbed away... . ...Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress. He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven." (Psalm 107:1-5, 28-30) 🙌🏼 . Look up, friends...beyond the mess strewn across the house, beyond the unresolved questions, beyond the desert you're in, and see how He provides, through His Word and ever faithful promises. 🌄 (More in my instastories tonight.) . #gracelacedsunsets #preachingtomyownheart #preachtoyourself #theheavensdeclare #sunsetloveletters