Happy Sunday! On our trip to the redwoods this summer, my husband wanted to know why I was taking pictures of the fallen trees. I told him I thought that the splintered, broken wood was interesting and pretty. Later, we saw awesome objects and carvings made from the fallen trees. God looks at us, at our brokenness, the same way. He finds beauty in our broken spirits--not because he is happy to see us hurting, but because he knows he can work with our shattered lives and shape them into something new and different and beautiful. God does not require or even want us to come to him perfect and whole, He simply wants our fragmented beings because it is in our raggedness that He works--He restores, and changes, and creates something new. This week, come to God, mess that you are, and let Him heal and work!
I have been on the farmhouse kick. Blame it on JoAnna! I love the rustic simplicity of the farmhouse look--the white, chippy paint with wood. I knew some of this beautiful, reclaimed barnwood would be perfect for a small table or desk.
Happy official first day of fall! Folks, I am sure I don't need to tell you, life is busy. And if we don't make a conscious effort to savor and enjoy the small things--that are really the big things--they pass us by and we put them off for another day that never comes. So, I am making a list for the season. Not a huge list, but a doable list--things that I hope will help my little family enjoy the season and appreciate what we have. And, I encourage you to make your own list for the season. What do you want to do this autumn?
Happy Sunday! I love the change of seasons and here in Montana, we are given plenty of opportunities to experience the changes in spectacular ways. Other changes in life are often not so welcomed or appreciated. Whether it is a change in your family or living situation, job or relationships--change can be a challenge! It is comforting to know, God KNOWS what season we are in our lives. He KNOWS the changes we are experiencing and He has a purpose for each season and can make each change good and beautiful if we trust Him to. This week, lean into God and the perfect timing and rhythm that He has planned for your life.