I am a regular #SheReadsTruth reader and Saturdays are typically Grace Days. A Grace Day is meant to give you a day to catch up on weekly readings and spend time in reflection and prayer. They offer a short passage for mediation and guidance, but they encourage you to spend time just you and God.
Today we spent a Grace Day as a family resting and spending quality time together at our CSA farm in Rush City. We have been members of our CSA for four years and have enjoyed getting to know the Johnson family who grows a large portion of the food we feed our family.
Since having Joshua we haven’t been able to dedicate as much quality time to our older children as we would like. So, it was really nice to spend time unplugged, with nothing else to do, but look our kids in the eye, cuddle and play. We packed a picnic and took a four wheeler ride to pick potatoes and pie pumpkins from the fields.
In these last fall days before the snow flies, I pray that you are able to slow down and prepare your heart and soul for the winter days ahead that will hopefully be spent hunkering down beside a roaring fire. Put aside the To Do list for the day and find a park to explore, a farm to visit, an apple orchard or pumpkin patch. Challenge yourself to put your phone away and use that nice camera you bought when your kids were first born that you never pull out anymore.
Show yourself some grace and breathe it in. You deserve it. Your life is enough, God has provided in big and small ways. Say a prayer of thanks for the little moments in life that add up to the big, amazing kingdom God is building. Things can get checked off your list tomorrow. Embrace today.
P.S. The fruit sweetened pumpkin bars turned out good and I will share the recipe later this week. I forgot to grab my notes so I couldn’t write it up while we were driving to and from the farm.