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This year, I’m using the Present Over Perfect Guided Journal. I read Shauna Neiquist’s Present Over Perfect book when it came out a few years ago and so much of it just connected with me. When I saw she had created a journal, I knew it was right for this season of my life. The journal has small excerpts from the book and prompts to help you think, reflect, and write. I’ll be sharing some of the prompts and my responses.

Prompt (pg. 139): Sometimes we feel beautiful, radiant and lovely, and other times we feel stuck and icky and less than – that’s how it is to have a body. Write down some of those feelings here, the good and the bad.

Today feels – heavy. Mentally heavy. Emotionally heavy. Just heavy.

And yet there is joy and a deeper sense of deeper purpose. Hope.

And yet uncertainty. A not knowing and a doubt in making the right decisions. Have I? Will I? Did we? Will we?

And then moments that help me know and feel confirmed in choices. And there is laughter. And happiness.

And once again, God calls me back home. Back to a place of safety and love.

No matter the hard thing. No matter my grumpiness. No matter the anger or frustration.

God always welcomes me back.

Published by Kris

Jesus follower, racing wife, mom of seven, United Methodist pastor... Trying to live a life worthy of my callings.

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