100 Days stretch out long before me. This is my second attempt. The first abandoned before I could count three.
Bad habits are so hard to break. Good habits equally as difficult to make.
I pray, give myself some grace, and start again. This time pondering what I can give before making the list.
~Bible reading at a slower, more comfortable pace. The rhythm of reading and re-reading a passage for days on end, reveling in the words and their deeper meaning. Finding new treasures each day. Smiling to myself at the realization that the words are becoming familiar friends, staying with me long after I've left the quiet darkness of the morning behind.
~Taking care of myself so that I am not a tired, out-of-sorts wife and mama. Making the effort to have as much energy as possible to meet their needs.
~Daring to love as Christ does, in this season now more than ever.
Can I do this? Even just three things, for 100 days, seems unlikely, if not impossible. And so I don't look there. I don't even look at the next page. I look only at today and think about how delighted I will be to place check marks in three boxes as the day draws to an end. Then I will rest long and peacefully before starting again tomorrow.
Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. ~Matthew 6:34 (ESV)
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