Y'all. Can we talk for a minute about summer and how crazy busy this one has been? For real though. The days and weeks have flown by in a flurry of swim meets, family visits, wholesale markets, road trips, and more. It's been good, but it's also been exhausting. This week, my sweet mother-in-law invited the girls to stay for a few nights, and I've finally had a chance to catch up on work. I've answered e-mails, mailed out line sheets, and developed a work plan for the next few weeks. I no longer feel like I'm drowning in a sea of unfinished to-dos, and that's a good thing. This crazy busy season has had me thinking a lot about how sometimes, we just have to do the best we can with the time that we have and trust the Lord with the rest. The struggle is real for me, as a working from home mama, to keep work and home life balanced during the summer days. There's not always enough time to get all the things done (which, by the way, is why my social media posts always slow to a trickle during these months), but I do what I can, when I can, and that has to be enough. I'm looking forward to school starting in a couple of weeks and settling back into our normal routine. Until then, know that I'm thinking about you and praying that these last days of summertime will be sweet indeed. Leslie Ann
I was in my 40s when my grandmother, Jewel, died in her mid-90s. One of my strongest childhood memories was sleeping in the extra twin bed in her room and hearing her pray aloud for each family member by name before she went to sleep.
Sometimes the very thing our souls most need is to stop in the middle of the brokenness and dwell on a thing of beauty. To be reminded that for all that is wrong and broken in the world, there is also beauty and light and life.