My Beloved graciously allowed me a day of rest and “retreat” earlier this week. I was able to spend much of the day lingering in prayer, jotting down goals and preparations as a wife, mama, and keeper of our home, listening to worship music, doing some yoga stretching exercises, and reading.
I did go far; I actually stayed home, in a back bedroom, emerging occasionally to give a snuggle or for breastfeeding. I began the day leisurely, with giggling little ones munching on their waffles, as I prepared myself a green smoothie.
The Sears oven repairman came and went, the family did their usual library trip and errands, and worked on projects together.
I “visited” for a little while in the afternoon, browsing the new stack of library books together, teaching butterfly kisses, cuddling, and sliced up some avocado for snacktime.
I had dinner in the crockpot simmering all day, to keep things simple. Then, I savored a hot shower, and rejoined my family for the rest of a restful evening!
As God blesses me with times of rest and refocusing, I am able to listen better to His voice, and am further equipped to simply glorify Him in my daily life.
As I seek to keep room for rest and focusing in our busy life, I am now putting together a team of monthly contributing writers for Frugal Granola. I am excited to continue sharing my life with you, but I am looking forward to sharing some new projects & perspectives from other writers occasionally throughout the month as well. If you are interested in contributing, let me know, and I’ll send you the info packet with the details!