A mere four days in, this April has already put a "spirit of youth" into our family. While I'm not able to go into details, some big changes are taking place for us. May and June and July will look very different because of the decisions that are being made in April. Some of the changes are firm and scheduled. We know what to expect and when to expect it. Others are still big question marks, and we prayerfully wait for the Lord to answer.
I hate to be so vague, but don't worry... I'll be sure to write about this new season for us as soon as I can. For now, I can only share the excitement that God is working and moving and encouraging us to trust Him a little more every day.
It's not often that I buy flowers for my own home. It always seems a little extravagant and unnecessary if it's just me and Liam holding down the fort most of the time.
But you know what these flowers did for me today?
They made me want to clean the living room around them - and then the rest of the house! - so they'd look even prettier in a clean room.
They helped me to pause for just a few moments to photograph them, admire their beauty, and take a deep breath.
They reminded me that, indeed, Spring is on its way. A fresh new season is sweeping through and we couldn't be more thankful.
They reminded me of Jesus' words in Matthew 6, a passage for which I can always use a reminder. Maybe you can too?
"See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you - you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." (Matthew 6: 28-34)