I made an incredible discovery when I was in Israel recently!
I spent several weeks doing deep research throughout the tiny country and geeking out studying at the world-class Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
One particular display caught my eye: two ankle bones pinned together by a long metal nail.
Do you ever need a story of joy to fill your soul? I sure do! Just last week when I had a difficult day, this popped in my inbox and lifted my spirits. I bet it will for you, too.
My bestie Leif has been on a road trip visiting family and friends, and I’ve had a few days to myself to rest, relax, and practice some life-giving self-care.
To be honest, I’ve become run down and depleted. Maybe you have, too? …a.n.y.o.n.e.?
Oh, my friends!
A few days before Christmas, I woke up with open sores and bites around my side. The next day, the itchy marks spread to my back and torso. By the third day, they were around my stomach.
So I recently shared an ode to muffin top and how I’ve gained some weight during 2020 (which many of us have). But I HAD NO IDEA those extra pounds would save me!
Leif and I swim a lot, so we decided to get CPR/Lifeguard training to help anyone distressed in the water.
Have you ever had one of those really hard seasons where you think, “When is it going to stop?”
I recently went through one!
For the last week, one verse has been chasing me down.
“In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and His train filled the temple” (Isaiah 6:1).
It’s popped up in sermons and personal readings.
Good on YOU!
My husband, Leif, picked up the phrase from his remarkable boss, and he’s been saying it a lot lately. So I share it with you today as an exhale of grace and blessing.
This week, a passage has been haunting me.
A wildfire erupted near our home.
A vehicle’s sparks caused flames to scramble up the mountainside.
Less than three hours later, a close neighborhood was evacuated. Then the neighborhood across from us.
I think people have been so focusing on the pandemic, they forgot fluffy was coming for us. I’ve been joking, I ate and ate and ate so much that I’m no longer a size eight. 🙂
Maybe you struggle with your weight or wrinkles or body image, too. The hardest part is that in a media-savvy world, our kids and grandkids can pick up on these thoughts, too.
Our precious kiddos are stunning, but they don’t always see themselves this way.