First, this ravioli recipe was delicious and easy. I already want it again and I think it’s only been 4 days.
Then, a few photos from our spontaneous morning trip to the zoo.
And lastly, wowza this pregnancy. Thankful for a healthy, growing baby girl in this belly but this go round feels much more than my first time. ‘More’ seems to be the best word I can use. More hormones, more discomfort (thanks, SI joint pain), more cravings… more all the things. I find myself praying often for Anna’s transition to big-sisterhood and for myself as I prepare for labor, delivery, postpartum and newborn life again.
One of the truths holding me up is the reality that I can come to God in whatever state I find myself, and He welcomes me. Actually, He is reaching for me even before I think to reach for Him. It’s mood-changingly comforting and energizing, to be loved in such a way when I feel so unlike myself.
In a temporary season where my limits are on full display and seemingly growing, I really appreciate the heart of Sara Hagerty. Recently she posted these words, “We’ve lost so much in our speed of life, and perhaps the most significant loss is in our hearing — our ability to heart Him… and to listen to our hearts so that we know what to bring to Him. Extra minutes of slow force us to consider the anxiety in our hearts and not just tackle it with task.” #
PS – Are you caught up on Real Stories of Life with God podcast episodes? I’ve had a few conversations lately that have impacted me in a lasting way. Can’t wait to share them with you!
PPS – I don’t actually know how many people find their way to this blog occasionally, but if you’re one of them, I wish I could hug you, because it’s SO rad! I will maintain and enjoy this space even if no one reads it, and the mystery is… what it is, haha, but it’s also sweet to imagine you, my friend, as I share heart and life stories. So since/if I can’t hug you, I say a wholehearted Thank You and Welcome. :)
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