Yippee, it’s Friday! What are your plans this weekend? Here are four fun things to share with you…
1. COMMUNITY // Three blogs I’ve enjoyed reading as of late: Household Theology, The Gospel Coalition, and Give Them Beauty. Enrichment abounds!
2. BOOKS // I recently finished The Dutch House (loved it sooo much!) and am now reading Loneliness by Elisabeth Elliot. I’m very curious of her life and have enjoyed learning more about this beautiful missionary.
3. A MEMORY // Yesterday, while feeling abnormally tired, my children rallied around me and gave me such tender care. It was really special to witness. The girls played quietly nearby (Marigold with her baby doll and Natalie with a book), Landon snuggled with me on the couch, and Maxwell brought me my water. Then, he helped his sisters get dressed for playing outside. While they were tripping over snow and climbing mountains, Landon stayed near me while I made dinner. It was oddly refreshing to work in the kitchen, cutting vegetables and washing mixing bowls, even though I felt low on energy just prior to starting.
I’m leaning into the mindset that “hard work doesn’t equate bad work”. And when I reflect on moments and memories of when I feel the most cared for, it’s definitely when someone is serving me through giving their attention, sharing food, or ushering me “come just as I am”. A good reminder to offer the same to others. Related: this beautiful song.
4. SCRIPTURE // I’m reflecting on this scripture today (below). When I reflect on the moments I’ve felt my mind spinning, my emotions swirly, it’s almost always when I’m not feasting on the word of God. Not that reading scripture is the cure for anxiety — no! Rather, it’s hard to worry when we’re worshipping.
So, what are your plans for the weekend? Hot chocolate? Planning your spring gardens? Reading? Volunteering? Sleep? ;)
We are back to school starting Monday, which includes a new read aloud: On the Banks of Plum Creek. I’m also on the hunt for a new school craft. Any suggestions?
What a lovely post! So glad you loved The Dutch House – now I’m waiting for Ann Patchett to write a book entirely from Maeve’s perspective because I thought she was the star of the show!!
Plans for the weekend? I’m hoping to quilt a bit, clean a bit, cook a bit, and there’s a LOT of snow out there waiting to be played in! Enjoy your weekend :)
Katie, oh my gosh. This is genius! What a thoughtful perspective for sequel! xx
I think Isaiah 26:3 should be on the wall, Queen.
At least by my nightstand ;)