I know that I have a couple of friends who have decided to give this a try. I hope that you’ve been over to Mom’s Toolbox and signed up for the challenge. If you haven’t, what are you waiting for? Today is the start.
I know I said I wasn’t going to read this time. I was just going to mentor.
I know I said it.
I know I talked about priorities and how I really felt that this wasn’t something I could make a priority this time.
And then this morning I woke up and I felt a strong tug to pull out my Bible and read. The kind that normally I would question and ignore. Today, I decided not to ignore it. I’m going with it. I’m not sure why I’m doing it this time except I feel like I need to do it.
Rationally, this doesn’t make sense. I know what my schedule looks like. I know this is going to consume time that I had earmarked for other things, but I guess something bigger than me is pulling me back in. So, I’m in with y’all.
I look forward to mentoring folks and to reading. It should be a lot of fun and remember, we’re all in it together.
And . . . I have finished day one. What I noted today was this line in Genesis: “Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield, your very great reward” (15.1). I wonder if that, of all the things that could have struck me, doesn’t explain the reason that I feel pulled to do this again. Maybe I need to be reminded that someone is there to protect me and help me even when I can’t necessarily feel it or see it. I think I need that reminder as I flounder through this time before my birthday trying to figure out where I need to go from here and what I need to do. Maybe I need the reminder that I’m never truly alone. Maybe that’s it.