Monday, March 10, 2014

Nurturing


I've decided that pretty much sums up my job right now.  Nurturing obedience, nurturing a learning lifestyle, nurturing little bodies (and not-so-little ones), nurturing maturing souls, nurturing my marriage, nurturing my own soul...

nurturing community, nurturing relationships with other believers...

There are so many things to nurture.  That's not easy work, and it's sometimes hard to define, but it's also easy to neglect since we live in such a pragmatic world--and I have such pragmatic tendencies.

Over the last several months, our family has been working to fulfill obligations.  Too often, the calendar has been over-stuffed.  we realized it was time to dump out the time jar and figure out just what our big rocks are right now.  Some of our obligations will be winding down over the next couple of months, and we've been offering up a steady stream of "no" for a while now.  It's freeing.

I'm not sure quite what this means for this blog since I realize this season is fleeting, and it's OK for these to be my hidden years.  I'm hoping to post a bit more than I have recently--to share some of my thoughts, but it's honestly not a top priority right now.  So, if I continue to disappear, you'll know I'm busy living my life.

That said, I do look forward to posting a book review later this week, so that's something to look forward to.  Bless you all for hanging with me through all the silence, but I'm betting most of you understand.

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