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When I woke up this morning my first thought was that tomorrow is Easter. Resurrection day. Time to celebrate Christ's victory over sin and death. In between Good Friday's reflections of the price he paid on the cross and Easter morning's celebration of the empty tomb sits a quiet Saturday.
This week isn't turning out like I had planned. The kids are at their dad's for a few days. Normally I fill any time they're away with distractions. But this time the two friends I rely on to distract me are out of town, out of the country actually.
This following Jesus thing is hard. I used to think that at some point I would reach a place of spiritual maturity and it would no longer be hard to follow Jesus.
The fan spins round as the house settles in for the night and I lay here on my bed waiting for sleep to come. As I wait I am overwhelmed. For He is here with me. His presence, His peace, is almost more than I can bare. The children whisper to one another from their beds.
There weren't many things that Hagar was certain of, but she was certain that her son was dying and that she couldn't stand by and watch. So she hid. She was also certain that she had no where, no one, to turn to. She was an outcast.
Growing up my parents owned a nursery and landscaping company. Most of my early childhood memories involve dirt. I learned to plant and water when I was just barely big enough to hold a hose. As I got older I learned to lay sod, fertilize plants, graft and prune.
It's sunset outside my window and inside my heart. The sky to the east is dark, to the west it is fire. Night is wrapping itself upon the earth. The end of this day has come and now the long dark winter night settles in.
What healthy character traits would you like to see developed in your life this year?What is your plan for maintaining accountability for progressing in personal growth?What are some of your learning goals this year?What books would you like to read this year?What is one area of growth at your job that you would like to develop this year?What is one...
You guys know I'm pretty reflective, and I love to journal. I started doing this a few years ago the week between Christmas and the New Year. Tomorrow I'll share a few more questions to think about and dream for the year ahead.