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. 142): What are those things you do effortlessly and with the ease and lightness of falling snow?
Wife. Mother. Pastor.
Those are the things I’ve been created to do. I know that without a doubt. How to go about being a wife, mother, pastor… That’s where I struggle.
I can dream and vision and plan and pray so easily. I struggle with the daily details of life – the cleaning, the admin, the small gestures of love. I do the public and visible things well. The behind the scenes things are harder. I’ve gotten better at them.
And I write. I enjoy it. I’m good at it. And I have yet to really undersand what God is doing with it. So I just keep doing it, hoping to learn. Hoping to know. Hoping to understand.
And logistics. I forget about that because doing it is like breathing most days. Logistics is my jam and most of the time I don’t even realize I’m working it out.