First stop •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
An isolated cabin loaned to us by a generous friend. It’s the only home in a patch of Custer National Park and while I like solitude, this level of alone-ness is disquieting and I find I have to shut the blinds as soon as twilight settles in.
How comfortable are you with solitude? Do you make space for it in your life?
My husband and I just got back from my favorite place, the place that God used and is using to shape my soul. I couldn’t share while we were there because 1)I try to be present with people not my phone when we’re off together and 2)there’s rarely any service—even for a call. So, I’m sharing for the next few days as though it was the past few days, which means I get to live it all over again. •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Any guesses as to my favorite place?
What place(s) has God used to shape you? •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: Ecclesiastes 3:1 •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🍂 I need to be reminded of this regularly, to revisit the fact that this is the time this thing, that I need not push through, I need not rush the season. I’m reminding myself here, but maybe you need this reminder today too?
Day 1| I grew up in Iowa, believing that how things were is how they would forever be, with an inexplicable ache in my soul every time I heard a cicada sing, and making repeat trips to Yellowstone. I still believe that how things are—good or bad—is how they will always be and this is a problem. The song of the cicada still makes me sad, but I’m starting to understand why. My daughter says that I when I went to Yellowstone, I never really came back, which is weird because I still live in the Midwest, Iowa to be exact. And it’s flat. #10thingstotellyou with @laura.tremaine
We used to have 3 kids make the walk down the lane to the mailbox for their dad to pick them up and drive them back home for the First Day of School. Then there were two. Today there was one. Transitions. They aren’t easy. Or even welcome. I’m learning that intentional preparation helps. How do you navigate transitions in your life?
Aah. September. Summer’s exhale. Autumn’s inhale. This is one transition that won’t be rushed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🍂 Aren’t we always coming into our out of some kind of transition? I tend to rush, to push through, and miss some of the good gifts that come with time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🍂How do you avoid rushing your season?