Hello, sweet peoples!
Home has never been sweeter since I finished my travels fourteen days ago. I’ve unpacked, settled into my routine and rediscovered midwinter afternoon walks. Isn’t home the greatest?
I’ve been away from my blog because … well … I have a confession.
I’ve been petty.
I have this crazy desire to “make it big” in the writing world along with a ridiculous habit of comparing myself to others. Lately I’ve felt like I can’t make it in this world of writing when bloggers have 50 + thousand followers and I can’t even get a newsletter together.
Petty, right? 😉
My heart has been needing an adjustment; my people-pleasing disposition had developed the idea that I had to please. I had to please God. I had to serve my darling man. I had to write because I had a blog. One afternoon I was reminded that I have a choice in the matter. I have the choice to do life with the mentality of a slave or a free child.
In other words, I get to.
I get to write. I get to delight myself in the Lord and delight His heart in the process. I get to love my husband and enjoy his love. I get to take care of my home by vacuuming, washing windows and creating beauty. I get to make menu plans, wash dishes and create delicious meals. I get to love people. I get to.
That soft correction from my Lord has changed everything.
I’m learning to wake up in the morning thinking, “I get to make coffee” and “I get to make a yummy breakfast for my husband.” I take off on my afternoon walks reminding myself that I get to walk and make healthy choices. And I’m writing again because I get to share life’s sweet lessons and joys with you.
It’s been a hard lesson but it’s one to keep.
Oh, one more thing I get to do? Announce winners of our winter giveaway! 😉
Hooray for Angel (you’ve won the lovely handbag!) and Amy (you’ve won the silver cuff bracelet!) So happy for you two beautiful souls! I’ll be in touch, ladies, with getting you your winnings! 🙂
I just love giveaways!
Blessings to all you readers. I am thankful for you and the love you send me through your comments! So blessed that I’ve gotten to know you!
With love, blessings and coffee!