in certain ways it's been a rough day and a half but a conversation with my brother-in-law earlier and an encouraging email from my sister this evening have reminded me that i am loved and appreciated. sometimes those simple reminders are the best.
Lord, teach us to live so that we aren't conformed to this world but are transformed by the renewal of our minds. interrupt our hard-headed habits and relentless routines. remind us that you are the Bigger One. be more hard-headed than us, so that we can experience you more fully. we are weak at it but we do so desperately love you. tonight i am grateful that you call us yours.