I don't think it's been by coincidence that the times I've decided to read @sarahbessey's books have been the seasons in which I most needed them. I've been trying to be more intentional about getting myself and these rascals to Church lately. My feelings about Christianity are still muddled at best, but I find myself inexplicably drawn back to our faith community 📖 Last night, I read these words from Sarah's book OUT OF SORTS: I am back at church because I began to figure out that all the people I loved most, the ones who were quietly doing the work of the Gospel, who were peacemakers, who were people of love and grace and mercy, they were the Church. I was part of the Church. We all were part of the Church if we claimed Jesus as Master. I didn’t need to pretend allegiance to everything, but I did need to be part of a community. I stopped thinking macro about Church and started to think micro. I let go of my modern ideals of control and sank right into the grassroots theology of place. I practiced the radical spiritual art of staying put. 🙏 I have been highlighting every other paragraph in this book because it is resonating with me so deeply. In this current season, I am foregoing trying to reconcile the mess that is the macro Church, and contenting myself with the joy and community that is my micro church. I'm choosing simply to show up because I seek community with this group of well-intentioned, peacemaking souls. And I think that's okay if that's all I want or need right now. Baby steps ❤️
This little man doesn't get a whole lot of airtime on my social media. Reason? My entire camera roll is filled with pictures of him and every last one is blurry. He NEVER STOPS MOVING and is scrappy, and witty, and so darn wonderful 😍 I was texting with his preschool teacher this evening and she let me know that he had an awesome day yesterday and got to move up on the rewards chart for listening so well. She said he's made wonderful progress and is a blast to have in class. (I'm sure that she says that about all her pint-sized pupils, but indulge me) 😉 #CharlieDavis, my headstrong first, you are a force to be reckoned with and your Daddy and I are crazy about you. You delight us daily and every day prove to us the kind of man you're destined to be. I am so proud to be your Mommy ❤️
I've been back at the full-time working Mom gig for 10 months today. I'll be honest, most days I am just plain burnt out. It's a lot to juggle and there aren't enough hours in the day. I have to pick and choose what my priorities are. Feeding my babies? Yes. Being a good employee? Yes. Studying for my licensing exam? Yes. Keeping a clean house? No. Exercising? No. You get the idea. I'm never going to be nailing every facet of my life and as an Enneagram 1, sometimes that's a tough pill to swallow. But my co-workers are happy and my family is happy, so I need to give myself permission to let that be enough right now ❤️
We've been at this Goldfish thing for some time now. Today, #ontheblog I'm sharing why reusable swim diapers are the way to go! 🐠 And there may or may not be plenty of pictures of this perfect little swim baby 😍
Another #workingmomlife selfie. This time, from a client event last week. I'll be honest- I'm a good employee. I'm organized, ambitious, kind, and good at building relationships. But networking events are my Achilles heel. I HATE small talk and small groups. I'm socially awkward and introverted so it doesn't take long for me to become overstimulated and exhausted 😴 It's something I know I need to work on, but I don't know that it will ever become natural to me 🤷 What do you wish you were better at?
Things I can confirm: 1. This @kidkrafttoys kitchen can, in fact, hold two small children. 2. Contrary to what my Instagram feed may suggest, I do actually have two children 😉 💙💙
We knew before we met you that you were born to fill the 🌎 with your beautiful music, dear Crosby 🎸❤️ #CrosbyLoren #thisistwo