Here I sit at an empty screen. It has been a while since I’ve posted. In that space of time, I’ve been at once busy and quiet, full and empty. At times I have felt as if I have nothing to say. At others, I have so much on my mind that I can’t begin to organize my thoughts.
I have wondered why I keep this record . . . why anyone might want to read what I write. And what is the point of adding my voice to the many other voices competing for our time and attention? I have considered the “information overload” and the “opinion overload” that clutter the internet. And honestly, I’ve been a bit overwhelmed by it all.
Then I came across this little quote, and it got me thinking. I found it in a devotional book which I recently purchased from an antique store, and it appeared on the entry date for my birthday. Perhaps there is something of value here:
“Give what you have; to someone it may be better than you dare to think.” —Longfellow
So here is my humble offering. I will give what I have–random musings on the ways my faith intersects my very ordinary life.
And I offer an invitation. Come rejoice with me! There is so much to celebrate! The simple joys of home and family, the quiet hours in the Word, the beauty of New England–I want to share it! Mine is not a perfect life, but it is a redeemed one, filled with eternal favor. It is marked by joy that is deeper than sorrow and peace that is greater than pain. Mostly, it is simply a testimony to how good God is and how undeserving I am. Thank you for sharing my joy with me!
Here are just a few pictures that capture the essence of our summer: