Thursday, June 20, 2013
"As schedules shift, so must our souls. And as my soul takes a deep breath in, I remember how it could be like this all the time if I wanted it to be. Not the schedule part, but the centered part. There is a strong stillness deep within me, the place where God lives. He is not pulled in ten thousand directions and in him, neither am I.
And so we welcome June because we must, because to press on as we have been doing hurts too much.
Instead of fighting the change in schedule, I want to let summertime be my sacred companion."
I don't know about you but I have a few blogs I visit on a semi-regular basis. (in)courage is one of my favorites. It's a blog sponsored by DaySpring and has a group of amazing women that share from time to time and the great majority of them have their own blogs. The above quote is from Emily Freeman's "Chatting at the Sky" which I went to after reading her post recently on I(in)courage. Emily is a pastor's wife, mom to young children, and a wonderful young author.
Her words about shifting schedules in the summer hit home with me. Stu is 28 and living in another state and I no longer work in the school system, so I honestly can't say the summers are really that different than any other season - and yet they are. There is something about summer that begs us to slow down, to relax and enjoy life, to regroup. As I mentioned in my last post, I'm there. I'm at the part where "pressing on as we have been doing hurts too much". I am actually thankful to be here - it helps you make the decision to change, to take the deep breath, and begin to find my way back to a pace and quality of life that allow me to find the centered part of my soul.
What about you - what signals your soul that it's time?