Remember way back to last week when I shared I wanted to be like Ludmilla? I wondered if I could place a plaque next to the entrance of our home ~ Embassy of the Kingdom of Heaven?
Well, I’m pretty sure that this week, I’m more qualified to slap a bumper sticker on the minivan that reads Queen of Crazy. This is one of those weeks when I’m wearing the cliche “it’s all good” like a cheap t-shirt. I only have time for so much and I find myself screaming out to God in surrender “Lord, edit my life!” Because when we are blessed to have so much good, it’s hard to know how He desires to use us for great.
It’s impossible to have a heart for outrageous hospitality when you feel more outrageous than hospitable. I make things harder than they need to be. Why is it so hard to be simple?!?! I’m spinning. And, I realize I need to be turning. Turning to the Giver of every good and perfect gift.
‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free
‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
Twill be in the valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gain’d,
To bow and to bend we shan’t be asham’d,
To turn, turn will be our delight,
Till by turning, turning we come ’round right
Simple Sauteed Apples
- brown sugar
- In a cast iron pan, over a low flame sautee apples in butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Serve warm over vanilla ice cream.
Day #9 Table Talk: Have you ever felt more outrageous than hospitable? What did you do about it?
I love this post; the way you’ve simply made your case for simplicity. (And, I’m making those apples for my dinner guest next week.)
Maggie Tate says
Oh, yes. Edit my life should be something I focus on. I keep thinking in my head, ‘It’s one of those days….” but at this point, I’ve been thinking it so much, I think it’s one of those years or even epochs! Mothering is a marathon and it’s hard to keep a do-able pace. Simple is beautiful, but not really cultural, or at least its not in my neck of the woods. It’s hard to keep life edited in the flurry.
Diana Trautwein says
Love.This.Post. Thank you for being real. Thank you for being YOU.