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Two Ways to Love Life’s Ebb & Flow

Two Ways to Love Life’s Ebb & Flow

Ever live through a season where one thing takes all your attention? That’s where I’ve been with Amaze Live for the past few months. Some by necessity. Some by design.

On Saturday October 21st, the very first Amaze Live conference happened here in Colorado. What was it like?

God was here. Right in the middle of it all.

You could see Him in the worship. You could feel Him in the dramatic poem. You could hear Him through the Word. And you could watch Him as women united around grace and experienced the truth of being more than enough in Christ. I hardly have words, my heart’s so full.

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how to stay above the holiday crazy

how to stay above the holiday crazy

December rarely looks like you think it will – at least at my house. How about yours?

Do you ever feel like I do — that with the lists and expectations and duties, holiday season can seem less magical and Hallmark-ish than we’d hoped?

Just this week I had an aha about the Christmas crazy, thanks to some time away from home, somebody’s prayer, and a time-freeze moment. Here’s what happened . . .

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when the thwap of life gets too loud to ignore

when the thwap of life gets too loud to ignore

I just jumped from my swivel desk chair with a start and raced downstairs to the laundry room to quiet the metallic THWAP THWAP THWAP emanating from my washing machine.

I have one of those still-runs-like-a-champ top loaders. But if I neglect to distribute the towels evenly, the washer barrel takes offense and protests with horrific noises and vigorous scooting, inching the entire washer across the floor with each revolution during the spin cycle.

(Hint: If you leave this problem unattended, the washer wedges the laundry room door shut so you must go out the front door, figure out how to open the garage without car keys which are pinned inside the laundry room, and hope that the other laundry door isn’t blocked too. I speak from experience.)

Imbalance of Life

Some days life feels a little like an imbalanced washer – noisy, scooting me the wrong direction, holding doors of opportunity shut.

laundry girl

Those are the days I feel too busy and forget to remember Whose is the work. The days I’m over committed. Or the times I’m hyper-focused on THIS project/desire/idea as the one that needs the most attention. That’s when my everyday gets all wonky.

Ever feel like your today is on unbalanced spin cycle with you protesting loudly and scooting off to parts unknown?

A Prayer for the Imbalanced Days

On days like these we need to grab onto grace and let God re-spread the duties – move this over, take that out –  so life can resume the balance He intended. Good thing He promises all the grace we need for all the things we face today! Funny how an everyday chore can even point us toward grace.

I wrote a little prayer for today. I’d like to pray it for you, and I hope maybe you’ll do the same for me.

May your today be blissfully free of the noise and distraction of imbalance.  As you rely on God’s grace, may the duties keep their proper places, leaving doors of opportunity wide open, so you have no trouble seeing God’s hand at work. And may you be free of agitation, peacefully at rest with the One who never slumbers or sleeps. Amen.

 

Where do you see God working on the imbalance of everyday life for you?

Photo credits:  washer girl

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