I'm glad you are here to celebrate!
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It's been a bit of a rough week. I want to celebrate. I stare at the cursor blinking in the post box, and I don't know what words to type. It's the end of a too hard week. I could make a little list of things to celebrate...
- sweet coffee
- stories around the campfire
- cotton candy sunrises
And they would be true celebrations, but my soul would be weary and I would still be wondering what words I should have typed. I would miss the celebration.
Because the truth is sometimes life is hard. You get to the end of the day and realize you are out of hours and important things are going to be left undone. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you disappoint. Other times, no matter how long you think, you still don't know if you are making the best decision.
I find celebrations moment by moment. I flip my thinking and find the small joys...
- laughter after school
- freezer meals that make dinner a snap
- a Saturday morning all my own
Even though I am worn, there is unexplainable energy sustaining me. On Monday night (when I thought the next day must be Friday instead of Tuesday), I realized this abundance of energy and peach is faith. Sometimes faith is overcomplicated.
This week, I realized it is simply knowing things will work out for the good of those who love God and serve according to His purposes (Romans 8:28). When I find small celebrations, my faith is strengthened...
- three after school runs with the family
- perfect weather for watching soccer and football
- a new introduction is starting to take shape for The Book
I celebrate small so I can live big.
I can keep listing celebrations because they are tucked throughout my week. Moments pass and I collect treasures because I've learned to find them. I find them because I believe there is good in the rubble of life.
This is why I'm so thankful for you, our community that celebrates together. This way I keep fighting the good fight, allowing my faith to strengthen through celebrations.
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