Saturday for the Soul

Happy Saturday. Happy weekend. 

For me this weekend means driving out of state to visit my guy and his kiddos. Yeah, I drive a lot these days (long distance relationships do that to you!) while drinking coffee of course, and listening to all the good tunes I can find on Spotify. The early morning drives are my favorite. The roads are still bare and the foggy mist sits over the treetops as the sun rises behind them. I sip my coffee and wake up slowly. I pray, I breathe, it's become a space of rest for me.

I'm finding new rhythms of rest in my life right now. I'm more active again and traveling a fair amount, while thinking and planning for the future and still maintaining my day to day work and life. It's been... different. I love stability and systems and routine. It keeps me stable and allows space for me to be creative. I create best when I'm surrounded by structure. I allow myself to adjust to new schedules and timing and I keep telling myself to rest.

Rest. It's not something I've ever been good at, though I find I'm learning. I'm talking about true rest here, not the netflix and chill version, but deep soul rest, spirit rest, that kind that leaves me remembering who God is and that I can trust him with all those little things that build up throughout the week and all those big things that are weighing on my heart. Rest is freeing. Rest will take the stress and the striving and the worry and toss them out the window, leaving you with a sweet breeze blowing through your hair and a deep breath of its-all-gonna-be-okay. 

 

For today. Saturday. It's all gonna be okay. 

 

Here are a few promised pictures of the macrame wall hanging I made that I talked about a few weeks ago.

Saturday for the Soul

It's Saturday y'all!

Hopefully that means you get to drink coffee and enjoy a slow morning with something or someone you love. I'm cleaning house and working on a macrame wall hanging today. Pictures to come later. 

It seems the summer days are already fading, I feel school in the air and I suddenly want to do all-the-projects. I know... it's not even fall yet, but you get me, yeah? The urge to clean and organize for a new season? If it's hit you too, you'll love this $10 off at Grove Collaborative, my all time favorite store for home products. Discount Mrs. Meyers products? Yes. Please.  SHOP HERE

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a few more goodies:

My friend Abby talks about quieting fear to create space for faith. http://bit.ly/2uHGxeQ

Love these thoughts from the Art of Simple on why you're having food cravings. http://bit.ly/2ujreq8

 

That's a wrap for now! Do you have a  favorite Saturday tradition? Share below if you like! 

Fresh Starts

 

This little gem of a paragraph showed up in my Timehop this morning. Written a year ago on a blissful snowy morning. I always seem to write about fresh starts when the birds start chirping to remind us Spring will come. I love these tiny reminders of the goodness of God. 


Cold mornings. Snow falling. Warm, fresh roasted coffee (always). I snuggle in a little longer, delaying the inevitable embrace of the cold. Oh, Jesus. This glory. This glory that is resting in knowing how He is there. HOPE rushes in, speaking to my soul in the midst of chaos and cold. With open hands I receive, like the earth opening it's hands to the snow. 

Knowing it's a new day, a fresh start. Clean. Open. Full, yet waiting to be filled. God is GOOD. I am loved. You are loved. LOVE came to heal, to banish fear, to give a second chance, or a third. God is not mad at you. You are not forgotten. Hope for GOOD to show up, as you know the sunshine will shine soon. His love so great that nothing can get in the way of it. Nothing can block His love from reaching you. Nothing. His love is there. Ready. OPEN yourself to receive it.