This week, living simply has meant letting go of much, and focusing on choosing what is best. You may have noticed that besides this post, I took about a week-long blogging-break to intensely focus on resting and healing.
Last Tuesday, after only 5 hours of being sick with complications of celiac, my husband was packing me up to go to the hospital, keeping in mind that he had two “patients,” not just one. (You know it is a “serious emergency” when this EMT husband of mine insists on going to the hospital, instead of treating you at home!)
Later in the week, once I was home, it was so easy for the multitude of chores to catch my eye. I wasn’t always successful at ignoring all that needed to be done, as I attempted to keep up on the laundry, etc. But a faithful friend arrived on Saturday to “rescue” me.
So, the house isn’t really clean, the curtains still aren’t hung, and there are still a handful of moving boxes to be unpacked. But in choosing what is best- rest and recovery- these things needed to be put aside for a time. I couldn’t even muster up the strength to focus on reading and returning e-mails, so thank you to those who sent your sweet notes- I’ve finally read them!
In my time of illness and recuperating, God was faithful to make Himself known to me in new ways, as He provided encouragement, strength, and healing. He has been my refuge and stronghold, holding my hand along the way.
The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.Psalm 18:2
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