I fell off the blogging bandwagon about a month ago because I finally fell into rest. Which is exactly what this year was for…rest. I have finally been letting myself actually engage a lifestyle of rest. I love writing, though, and am feeling the grace to pick up blogging again. As a way of re-entry to blogging, here’s a little update on what I’ve been up to in this restful season.
|Found this on my tea bag.|
As an overflow of learning to live life in line with my design, I am also becoming more and more the woman I’ve dreamt of being: a woman at peace and fully present with her people. The most noticeable result of this is in how I experience motherhood and how my kids experience me. This Sabbath year has been an catalyst for me to grow in both peace and presence.
|Vegetarian Pad Thai|
I’ve also been doing some really fun things. Things like working on Silas’ first year scrapbook while watching many of the Jane Austen movies. I’ve been leading Bible study this spring and have truly loved it! Leading Bible study might just be one of my favorite things I could do…ever. So, that’s been extremely life-giving to my soul in this Sabbath year.
I also had the opportunity to be a part of Jen Hatmaker’s “For the Love Launch Team,” which meant that I got an early copy of her upcoming book For the Love. It is seriously one my most favorite books that I’ve ever read. She was able to put to words things that I have only ever felt. I cannot talk enough about how amazing this book is and how much I think everyone should read it! Seriously, though, go pre-order it today! I am certain that literally every person who reads it will connect powerfully with something in this book. It was like water to my soul. Being a part of her launch team has been one of the most fun things I’ve done in a really long time!
(Seriously, go pre-order her new book if you haven’t yet. This is not an official “launch team” recommendation, but me telling you this is one of the best things I’ve read in years! You’re going to want it in your hands the day it comes out!)
I’ve also just been having fun with my people. Val and I started going on dates again (a sitter that was a good fit with all three boys was a total answer to prayer this past month!). We’ve been having movie nights and fire pit nights and porch nights after the all boys go to bed. Sometimes these nights are just Val and I…sometimes they are the two of us with my brother (he still lives next door and I love it!). Elijah started T-Ball with Val as his coach. And I even had the opportunity to take Solomon to an art lesson at our local art museum. We are so enjoying this season to rest and reconnect and reset as a family. It was so needed and has been so good.
We are just a little over halfway through our Sabbath Year and still are not certain about what life after this looks like. We’re still fully “in” this rest season. I am certain God will lead us out of it just as He led us into it. Only then will we know clearly what is on the other side.
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