As the hot water poured down this morning, I pondered. I'm naturally inclined to write about everything. All of it. The good. The bad. (Is there such a thing as bad?) The happy. The wild. My Wild. And absolutely my Mild. Sweetest boy ever!
Because I'm naturally inclined to write about everything, I am thinking all the time. Except on the days where chronic fatigue syndrome takes over - and I wonder if I'll ever have a free-flowing thought again (she's a beast, but my coffee helps bunches). So this morning, during my peaceful, child-free shower, I pondered. My pondering led to prayer. And my prayer led to a new whisper that must have been from my Jesus, because the other thing I'm naturally inclined to do (other than write) is to spend lots of time in introvert-land. Quiet is like having the best glass of * insert your favorite mocktail or cocktail here * in my hand. I celebrate it. Yet, as happy as I am in solitude - where I can actually hear my own thoughts, and perhaps God's call - I know at my very core that I am made for people.
I'll let you in on a secret... there was a short period of time when I forgot that this is His call to all of us... to be together. I'm so thankful that our family business requires being hand-in-hand with other incredible souls, because it led me back to togetherness.
Back to that whisper. Here's what I heard:
I have nothing better to do with my time than to pour into God's people.
I could have laughed. I could have cried. And a part of me thought, "duh" as I stretched my aching neck beneath the hot waters sweet touch.
Every aspect of our lives has to do with being with His people. If we can manage to bring this into focus daily - we'll be better for it. What we focus on (our mindset) is what we move toward. Always.
Ponder this for a moment and let me know what you receive!
Psst - Speaking of being with His people, it's the time of year when community either heals or hurts or sometimes both! Our pastor spoke about this on Saturday evening, and it's worth a listen.
Also, I promised you a fabulous recipe for low carb cake.
Here's the link for it! We aren't typically big chocolate-lovers at our house, but really, who doesn't love a dark chocolate cake with very few carbs every once in a while?!
Sending you so much love, from our wildness into yours.
I love sharing helpful resources! I may also make a small cut that keeps me fully caffeinated and my brain research-packed (because we can't serve from an empty well, and I really love collecting all the knowledge, understanding, and wisdom I can for both of us.) Always, I'll do my best to keep you on the right path, but I'm no doctor even though I play one at home - often - and mostly for myself. Life with CFS sure keeps things interesting! Life with you + CFS keeps things full of JOY, too.
Welcome to the home of the Barefoot Preacher Project. Speaking life into wild places and spaces is my jam. And encouraging you to do the same "my calling" here on earth. I am so honored that you are here!