Choosing Rest over Resolutions

Choosing Rest over Resolutions


Pictured: Yearly Gratitude Journal


Confession. As I write these words, the Christmas tree is still standing in the corner of the den, and the stockings are still hung by the chimney with care. I haven't made any resolutions or started a new Bible reading plan. Neither have I mapped out the year or made any plans or goals.

I'm just over here taking it one day at a time.

Anyone else with me?

I used to feel guilty about my lack of resolve on January 1, but the older I get, the more I'm learning that it's OK if the rhythm of my life doesn't quite match up with the rest of the world's. 

The Christmas season is a busy but sweet time for basically everyone, but when you add in the chaos of running a small business during that time, it can be a lot, to say the least. I'm so very thankful for every single order, and I wouldn't trade it for the world, but I usually need a couple of weeks to rest and recover when it's all said and done.

And so, this year, as with the ones that came before, I'm taking some time to simply be. To slow down and reacquaint myself with the ways of faithfulness. To sit still with the Lord and reflect on all that he has done. To celebrate God's goodness in the past and seek his direction for the future. 

There are a few things coming that I'm excited to share with you soon, but first, I'm going to rest. I'm also going to drink coffee and watch movies and read books and soak up a few more days with our daughters before they go back to school next week.

Then (and only then) will I be ready to move forward. 

What about you? Have you fully recovered from the holidays? Do you jump into a new year like the deep end of a pool? Or do you slowly ease your way in? Leave a comment and let me know! I'd love to hear from you.

🙌🏻 Leslie Ann


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This too is me Leslie! Easing into the new year “Faithfulness” and “Choose Joy” have constantly come across my mind. Though sickness hit recently for one of my daughters I’m grateful that she is well and that we all have remained well and I count it JOY that I was able to get an extra week at home with the kids before I return to work and they return to school next week. Being so intentional with caring for myself during this time as I care for my family which requires me to SLOW down is sooo me! Thank you for being a blessing!


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