We had more snow on Monday and my early morning workouts so far today and yesterday were still chilly, but we are into the 40-degree temperatures, which believe it or not seems warm now! I’m eagerly awaiting the cherry blossoms here in DC to bloom. Last year they came early, this year they seem to be late. But that is what life is all about, the unpredictability of what each day brings to us.
This Lenten challenge has helped me to rest knowing that I don’t actually have to have it all figured out. And once you are able to let go of being in control of every aspect of life it’s a pretty cool place to sit in. One thing I’d like to know though is why this photo challenge is longer than 40 days. I’m a little confused. Must have something to do with the calendar, but oh well. It’s Holy Week and I hope to capture some of these words for you to reflect on as well.
RESTORE: This past weekend I visited with two of my best childhood friends in the great state of North Carolina. As we were heading back to the airport we were remarking on what girlfriends mean. One said, “they keep us sane!” I would add they help restore us, lift us and encourage us. Jesus can do the same. It was only until recently that I truly felt this restorative effect on my life. When you keep Him close to you each day you can experience so many positive outpourings on your life.
BLESSED: I started a gratitude jar in the new year as a way to document the blessings that I should take note of in my life. I know that I have so much to be thankful for and this challenge has been a reminder of that.
REJOICE: I’m picturing a person leaping into the air at this moment! Life is full of moments that we should rejoice and share with one another.
HELP: In anything we do in life, we need help along the way. When we think we can handle life’s challenges all on our own, that’s usually when we fall the hardest. So I’m a believer in reaching out to others when I need advice or support on something that I just can’t figure out on my own. Praying that you need help is a good place to start.
Today is Maundy Thursday, also known as the Last Supper. I’m looking forward to taking part in this day of reflection as we near Easter Sunday.