I’m a little more than halfway through Emily Freeman’s new book A Million Little Ways.
Last night, as I was reading her words, I happened on a section about ordinary Tuesdays, about the life that happens on those Tuesdays and the freedom we can find to dream when we’re planted firmly in our ordinary days.
“As we begin to embrace our own sense of place and time in our Tuesdays, maybe we will be more open to considering our crazy ideas. With your feet planted firmly in the soil of home, allow yourself the freedom to dream a little,” Emily writes.
In the last year, the Lord has really changed my perspective on the ordinary and changed my perspective on the season I’m living in. He’s spoken value and purpose into my days, reminding me that He is doing good work and using us in ALL seasons. He’s building my belief that right where I am is right where I’m meant to be. That’s actually why I wrote my book (but more on that soon in a future post).
Back to Tuesdays.
This post is dedicated to that ordinary day.
So, here’s to ordinary Tuesdays… to the waking up in the still-soft shades of sleep, to the familiar ritual of cooking oatmeal on the stove, and to the reading of a few promises from Him to carry with me throughout the day.
Here’s to the favorite blue mason jar that holds the usual — cranberry juice and green tea. And to the dark chocolate chips that sweeten up the morning.
Here’s to breathing a prayer of thanks for sunshine on my lunch break, and to the joy of evening frozen yogurt dates with good friends.
And maybe most of all, here’s to the unseen work He’s doing in my heart, to every crazy idea and dream He’s blessed me with, and to all of the questions that haven’t yet found their answers.
Tuesdays make a good home for those.
::For the month of October, I’m participating in The Nester’s #31Days blog writing challenge. My topic? Big BELIEF. For the next 31 days, I’ll be writing about three main things: 1. BELIEVING in His good plan for my life, 2. BELIEVING in the dreams He’s placed on my heart, and 3.BELIEVING in who He is and what He promises. So, what do you say? Will you join me? Will you open your heart to Him and allow Him to grow your belief over these next 31 days? You can read all my #31Days posts,here.::