On an evening walk at home, facing the mountains, as the sun sets.
"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life." I Thess. 4:11
This has not been a quiet week.
Launch week with lots of giveaways, articles, facebook notifications, and adrenalin being spilled out, has left me longing for the quiet of sabbath rest and restoring.
You have all been such very good sports and we feel so supported in our desire to launch this book as a part of a movement of bringing hope to the mamas who craft the home fires and love that lives there.
How very grateful we are for all that you, our precious friends, have done to make us feel supported in this, our effort of worship.
But now, we wish you beauty, rest, fun and the celebration of life with your sweet ones today.
Today, my heart will be turned to home.
Savory soups bubbling on the stove and warm bread with butter and strong cures of cheese, accompanied by homemade applesauce.
Long walks in the woods and mountains, taking in the art of leaves, chill wind, snow blowing across the covered white grass, dark colors of navy in the sky and reminder that life is always changing, and always to be cherished-- with my most precious ones.
Fireplaces blazing with tea or coffee or cider and stories being read.
Real conversations that take lots of time, face to face without my eyes on a machine or phone--but real listening, touching, sharing hearts, giving words of encouragement and life--which require time and focus.
Long quiet times, seeking Him and His values and His ways for myself and my family.
Filling my mind with story, encouragement, inspiration, rest, so that I actually have something left in my soul to offer to those who would draw from there.
Rest and Sabbath times--quiet, away, undistracted, peaceful.
This is my hope and prayer for you today.
May the Peace of the Lord be with you today.