This idea came to me on a work trip as I sat outside by the pool in October on a 50 degree day, no swimsuit involved :)
The idea of scarcity at home. Modern times have told us that it is ok to be scarce in the home. Run the dash, take your kids to every activity and sport under the sun. Throw food together on a whim and feed them when you can. Work 40+ hours a week all while making ourselves scarce at home.
What if we worked to upend that idea, to enjoy a slower pace. I didn’t say full on give it up, but be intentional with our time and our talents. If God is telling you to slow down, do it. Be ok with limiting your kids activities to preserve family time, childhood and church attendance. If decisions are hard and you don’t know what to say no to, ask God to show you. With every large and small decision around time, ask.
I don’t want to lead a life of scarcity at home. If _____________ is for me (us), show me. Open the door. If ___________ isn’t for me (us), make it known. Close the door.
In God's grace,
I'm Lisa, a farm wife turned city slicker. A child of God, wife and mother. I'm a dreamer relying on God's grace to get me through.