In our front yard, you’ll witness the good and the bad. You’ll see us break bread with friends one day and attempt to break the willful spirit of a child the next. This is the life of front yard people.
As the new year kicks off and I wade through my goals for 2021, it’s hard to imagine what this year might bring among the continuing pandemic and political climate. Thankfully, I’m finding myself energized and optimistic.
Despite the pandemic or the current political environment, 2020 has been a beautiful reminder for me to keep focusing on all the good, including God’s unexpected provisions.
While I have never been one to think I’m perfect, I’ve also never been one to really announce all my shortcomings. I deal with them privately, work to overcome them and move on. Except sometimes, it doesn’t work out that way.
I shared this short personal Covid-19 story on Instagram and Facebook recently, but I thought it was also worth sharing on the blog as an encouragement to others and a reminder of God’s faithfulness.
If you’re looking for ways to replace TV time at night and be more intentional about time with your spouse, consider these ways that we are spending our evenings.
Being intentional means we want to be proactive in most every step we take in life, not merely reactive. We want to be intentional with what home we buy, with how we parent our kids, with how we serve our community, with how we spend our free time, and more.
We’ve worked hard the past few months to be more intentional in everything we do—our time, our resources, our relationships, our future goals—so reflecting back on this past year will help to propel us forward as we work to hone and accomplish family goals.
Maybe sick kids is just a surface-level issue. Maybe it’s about letting go of control and my day-to-day plans and even my long-term plans. Instead of doing more, maybe it’s about being more.