The 63 series was birthed out of an afternoon when the pandemic seemed to suck all the hope out of me. My brain was doing the mental math of all the people infected, the homes divided, the economies cracked.
I had to take a walk to process my feelings. Playing the Psalms on audio brought hope, peace, and perspective. The Psalms do not run from emotion, neither are they ruled by it. The Psalmists pray out their feelings to a God who understands and feels things too, who reigns in perfect power and love, and who will set all things right in the end. It's often in the meager times that we reach out to God and truly listen to His voice.
As the saying goes, All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.
The motto of my blog is "capturing the everyday holy." I believe God can be found in every moment of everywhere, including our everyday lives. When we look for him everywhere, He is ready to be found and will show up in surprising ways. Where have you "seen" God recently? Hit reply to this email and tell me about it, or email someone else. You will build up others' faith (and mine) with the evidence of our God at work.
The Purpose of Man: Designed to Worship by A. W. Tozer is a deep, powerful book that dispels popular myths about worship and crystalizes what our true purpose is. It's free to instantly borrow on Hoopla if your public library sponsors it. (Colchester - East Hants Public Library and Halifax Public Libraries do!)
in the Writing Office:
Concentrating on my purpose during writing sessions is harder with a puppy, but oh so enhanced. I've had to do most of my writing down in the family office because that is where this little guy likes to chew things and to sleep when he's tired from chewing things.
Smoakie is having a harder time adjusting to Percy the puppy.
Let's hope Percy quiets down and Smoakie becomes more courageous!
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