May I not despise small beginnings even if they lead only to small endings. When I seek to grasp for bigger and wider, may I remember how much I treasure smallness, simplicity, and soul space. If I begin to work hard to carve out a sense of myself, may I turn – again and again – toward the presence of God.
And may I ever remember that no one gets to tell me who I am except my Father. Any commentaries about my identity, either out there or in here, may I let them gently go.
Enjoy your weekend, friends. Here are a few good reads along the way:
- We’re Social Animals You Know? by Ruth Rutherford at I Kissed My Date Goodnight
- How to Win What Your Brave & Broken Heart Needs in Real Life: The Bench Principle by Ann Voskamp for (in)courage – the Cul-de-Sac bench is a charm now!
- On What’s Next by Shauna Niequist
- IF: Podcast with Christa Black & me
- Beauty Hunters Always Welcome by The Nester for Nesting Place