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EACH DAY IS...

...in a certain sense, a complete life by itself. It has its own duties, its own trials, its own burdens, and its own needs.The very best we can do for the perfecting of our life as a whole, is to live the one day well. We should put all our thought and energy and skill into the duty of each day, wasting no strength, either in grieving over yesterday's failures or in anxiety about tomorrow's responsibilities. - J.R. Miller

Kristin Rogers (love her!) posted this on her feed the other day and it touched me very much. It got me thinking a lot about how important it is to not waste any time or energy on things that aren't important. I surely have my days where I spin my wheels on hurt feelings and bouts of guilt over not accomplishing enough. I want to do the best I can for God and my family and then of course for my friends. I have some really good ones. Going to pour into the lives that God has surrounded me with and teach my daughters to rely on Him each day. To trust that God has an amazing plan for their lives. How can they believe that if I don't exhibit that trust for them? Someone said the other day that with children more is "caught" than "taught." Love that.
Speaking of trust. I have to share this amazing story with you. I have been worrying a lot lately. Not only do I have the normal mother worries, but I've been worried about our finances, the renovation, Phoebe being sick (she's so much better!), and especially about finding renters. Well, on my birthday I received the best gift. Our property manager called to let us know we had renters and that they were happy with our price. Praise God. My biggest worry answered and on my birthday. It was really special.
I've been really missing being in the Word, conversations with friends about faith, having the calm peace that the Holy Spirit brings. I stumbled upon a 30 day devotional that an old church mate of mine put together... Annie Downs. I've always admired her sense of humor, faith, and writing skills and they are sure being put to use in the best way. She recently started a series called "The Word Revolution - 30 Days to Speaking Life" - it is for teenage girls but hey sometimes I still feel like one. I immediately was interested in what she had to say. Right in to day 1 I feel like I've walked away with some peace about truth and lies and the things we hear in our heads. Looking forward to embracing the challenge of creating a nicer world. Join me?

i snapped these pictures of til in the bath the other day and i felt like it reflected that sort of end of day feeling where everything is winding down and you've given so much and then you get a little high when you get a smile like that. love my girl.

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14 comments :

  1. Holy cow, Lesley, I can so relate to you! I had my third baby, a girl, a month after Phoebe was born and every time I read your blog, I feel like you read my mind. So, I just wanted to say hey, you're not alone. We will sleep again one day and have long conversations with friends and quiet time in the Word. Also, Annie is a friend of mine from college, so it's a small small world!

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    1. such a small world!! thank you for the empathy girl. it really makes me feel better. i'll feel so much better once i'm sleeping. sending you sweet dreams tonight!!

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  2. I'm in! And yes, God is so good. Thanks for sharing:)

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  3. I have been thinking so much over the last few days of Philippians 4:6-7, which is helping me to take being a new mom in stride. I have been telling myself (and now hoping by writing this I will hold myself to it) that I want to use the time while I'm nursing to memorize scripture. What better words for our little ones to hear repeated to them! Thanks for your post - like Kels, you seem to speak right to me every time I read your blog.

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    1. LOVE this idea randee. thank you for sharing. i'm so glad that we are all in this boat together. :)

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  4. this post makes me really happy, lesley. so awesome to see God moving in your heart like He is! :) and i love that little story you told about getting the call from your property manager on your birthday - what a sweet present from the Lord! :) lora

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  5. Lesley, thank you for posting this! I am so encouraged by this-I definitely waste energy worrying.

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  6. Love you. You should listen to Sara Groves record "Conversations"- one of my all time favorite worship albums. She has a song on there called the "The Word"-so amazing. xoxo

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    1. love you too! i'm gonna check that out for sure.

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  7. I'm willing to join - and maybe I'll have my oldest daughter (10) do it with me :)

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  8. ohh thanks for sharing this quote- what a beautiful reminder. I loved it so much I reposted (http://hillsteading.blogspot.com/2013/02/days.html)- hope you don't mind :)

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  9. loved this post! great devotional… when time permits- I would suggest Sarah Young's Jesus Calling. I have the app on my phone instead of printed version. It is amazing! The Holy Spirit speaks to me thru this devotional daily!

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  10. these photos are so beautiful! congrats on the renters!

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