Put On Love

While one scarf can be pretty and warm, we aren’t meant to wrap ourselves in a bunch of them! If we try this, we’ll find that it quickly becomes difficult to keep them on, much less move in them.

In my last post, we talked about how we tend to wrap ourselves in relationships, abilities, position, and possessions to know who we are and be known by other people.

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Circles of Responsibility

There are times in life when we need to consider all there is to do, be thoughtful about priorities, and be open to making adjustments.

This is one of those times for me!  We are in the process of moving to Oregon, back to a town that is right between the places where my husband and I grew up.  It has been exciting, but brings a lot of extra work and interrupts our normal rhythms of life.  (This is something that is hard for my Strengths Theme of Discipline, I might add!)

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Step out into community!

For any moms of young children, I encourage you to get involved in a moms’ group this fall!  It was one of the best things I did when my girls were little.  This post is for you.  Even if we don’t have young children, we still need community!  We all have times when it takes courage to step out.

I was nervous the first time I visited the mom’s group at our church with my baby girl.  I was tired and anxious, still new to the rhythms of motherhood.  It was hard getting out the door and to something on time!

It took effort and courage, but Ellie and I made it there.  Afterwards, I was so glad I went!  We kept going back, and this group became community for both me and my girls in the next few years.

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Bravely step out into community, like these ducks that surprised us at the park!

It’s so easy for us women to hold back and not join community.  This is true not only when our children are small, but all through life! Continue reading “Step out into community!”