Oswald Chambers writes about learning to sing on ordinary days, in ordinary ways.
Since reading that, it’s become a thought I’ve gone back to many times throughout each day. When things are chaotic, the house is a mess, and it feels like my patience was used up few hours ago, those words come back to me – learn to sing on ordinary days, in ordinary ways.
As a stay-at-home mom, my life can start to feel a bit small and repetitive sometimes, but I hang on to the beautiful truth that as I am faithful in the little things, as I follow Jesus on the ordinary days, when there’s nothing especially dramatic or triumphant happening, I know He is teaching me to “sing”, no matter what circumstances are surrounding me.
I’m trying to live an ordinary life that is becoming extraordinary as I strive to serve Jesus in all that I do.
My husband, Ben, and I have been married for 15 years, and it keeps getting better all the time! I love his mischievous grin, his calm, wise words, and his heart for Jesus. He makes me laugh as much as when I first met him.
We have three sweet, energetic kids – Anika (13) and Kaylia (7), and Everett (2). Yes, that is a wide span in age, in a culture where everybody has babies exactly two years apart. Part of our family’s story is how we learned that sometimes things don’t happen exactly the way you planned, like having babies!
Writing is my way of thinking and processing things, and I love to share my words and pictures as I try to find beauty and simplicity in the world around me.
I tend to write about what I’m learning as a parent, as a keeper of my home, and as a follower of Jesus. I follow my family around with a camera, I take pictures of tree bark and snow drifts, and I try to slow down to soak it all in. I want to learn how to pay attention to the truly important things, to strip away the busyness and noise, to go slowly so we won’t miss the good stuff in this beautiful life.
I enjoy blogging, but it would get kind of lonely if no one read it, so I’m very thankful for each and every one of you who joins me here! Thanks for stopping by!