Is anyone else as excited as I am that it is Fall! It is just my very favorite time of year. The chill in the air – okay that hasn’t happened just yet. The changing of the leaves – well, that will be happening soon. Still, according to the calendar, Fall is here and I am thrilled.
I don’t know about your neck of the woods but, here in my world, it’s supposed to be rainy and somewhat cool. So, I’m going to make some coffee, relax on the couch and pretend that it’s cold outside. I’ll also be checking out some of my favorite bloggers. Maybe, you would like to check them out, too!
- Counter Culture: For When Your Kids Feel Different at We are THAT Family
- Catching Coins at Hope and a Future
- Coming to Your TV Set: The Hatmakers by Jen Hatmaker (How fun is this?!)
- Because sometimes bedtime takes forever…and it should by Kari Patterson (This is a blog I recently discovered and, by the THOUSANDS of readers she has, I am clearly late to the party! You’ll want to check her out.)
I don’t know about y’all, but this world seems to be spinning crazy fast. Sometimes, anxiety sets in because I just can’t keep up. Lately, however, I feel like God has been speaking a word to be ever-fretful heart. You don’t need to keep up. You need to slow down.
There is freedom in letting go of the need to keep up.
My prayer for you today, sweet friends, is that you would slow down just a little. Linger over that cup of coffee a little longer. Snuggle the kiddos a few extra minutes at bedtime. Turn off the television and gaze out of the window instead.
For a moment, just breathe.
Stacy Edwards (@sjedwards) is a trucker’s daughter and a pastor’s wife. She is a freelance writer and a homeschooling mom to four fabulous little girls. Stacy blogs at Servant’s Life where she uses her words to point others to the hope and encouragement found in Christ. If you need her, she’s probably hiding in the bathroom.