Week 6/52: Birthdays, A Rainbow, & Lent

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Today is both my husband’s and my best friend’s birthday. How did I end up with that? It’s pretty fabulous.

Week 6/52 | heartnatured

From this morning to the end of Sunday, it’s going to be an eventful weekend — I’m ready for some fun!

Photo —-

Week 6/52: Birthdays, A Rainbow, & Lent

Story —-

This time last week I was at home with the stomach bug. No. Fun. But J was an angel and took such great care of me. Made me overflow with joy and gratitude toward him. On another note, I’ve started my month-long physical therapy track. The reality that healing is going to be a slow process has finally sunk in. And I’m okay. I’ve realized though how much more on guard I need to be to fight off apathy, discouragement, and negativity in the day to day. With God all things are possible, right? The joy of the Lord is my strength.

Quote —-

“Friendship is acting out God’s love for people in tangible ways. We were made to represent the love of God in each other’s lives, so that each person we walk through life with has a more profound sense of God’s love for them. Friendship is an opportunity to act on God’s behalf in the lives of the people that we’re close to, reminding each other who God is. When we do the hard, intimate work of friendship, we bring a little more of the divine into daily life. We get to remind one another about the bigger, more beautiful picture that we can’t always see from where we are.” Shauna Niequist

Song —-

Nicole Nordeman, Something Out Of Me

Recipe —-

I’m pretty sure I’ve shared this recipe before, but I’m going to share it again because it’s that good: sweet potato chicken skillet. Sweet, light, delicious — it’s become a favorite in our home.

What I’ve committed to for Lent —-

Abstaining from one meal each weekday. I plan to take at least 20 minutes during that ‘skipped meal’ to pray, write, worship, and read.

3 Comments

  • Lisa

    I love this song :-) Thanks for reminding me to listen to it this morning! I hope you have a great time celebrating your husband and best friend today! <3 — Lisa | Naptime Chai

    02/12/2016 at 5:12 pm Reply
  • Rachel

    I loveeee Shauna Niequist. That’s such a beautiful quote and a perfect reminder for me as I’m heading of to a retreat this weekend!

    02/12/2016 at 11:47 pm Reply
    • Chelsea B.E.

      I’m so glad Rachel. I hope you had a great weekend away!

      02/15/2016 at 5:40 pm Reply

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