This week was unbelievably beautiful – physically and emotionally! Daylight Savings time encouraged the sun to stick around a little longer each day, the weather was in the 50’s and the sun was mostly shinning. After surviving what seemed like the eternal winter, to see a small bunch of green stems and white buds blooming out of the dirt (diagonally from a straggling mound of melting snow) was like breathing new air…
We opened windows, went for walks, visited the playground…cleaned, crafted and organized.
These are some of this past week’s posts that point toward purposeful living!
9 Mindfulness Rituals to Make Your Day Better (zen habits) – I love how Leo describes doing so many of these menial tasks intentionally! What would our awareness of the day be like if we paid attention to what we did?
Cleaning During Stolen Moments (Keeper of the Home) – A great outlook on the necessity of cleaning, but making it fit into the schedule instead of it making the schedule.
Communing Daily with the Lord as a Mother (Passionate Homemaking) – This is an incredibly inspiring post that reminds me of how vital it is to spend daily time with my Heavenly Father.
Lindsey posted this quote that has run through my mind multiple times since reading it: “I earnestly recommend that it be in the early morning, unless there are some extenuating circumstances. Entering the day without a serious meeting with God, over his Word and in prayer, is like entering the battle without tending to your weapons…” – John Piper, When I Don’t Desire God.
If I am not spending time with the Lord and committing each day to Him, I am most certainly entering battle without tending to my weapons, if not forgetting them completely! How will I recall His Word, pray in the Spirit, train my children, and be a woman of grace and peace? I know how desperately I want my family to walk fully with the Lord, but it is always convicting to question what I am doing to encourage such passionate pursuit.
Today, in the new beauty of spring, I am walking with my King!