Today is a really fun day because I’m guest posting over at Sparkles of Sunshine! I was so honored when Christie asked me to write a guest post for her, because I just love her blog. She writes about all things related to faith and the home, and she is quite the talented DIY-er. Her tutorials make a DIY-challenged girl like myself feel like I can do these projects too!
Here’s a sneak peak at what I’m sharing on her blog today:
Winter is an invitation to curl up with our spiritual habits: to wrap ourselves in the Word of God like a cozy blanket, to layer on prayer like a favorite sweater, to hold tightly to our communities and whisper words of Christmas cheer around the table late into the night.
And as ready as I always am for the summer, I’m reluctant to throw off the security of winter. In winter, it’s easy for me to crawl out of bed and onto my couch for a quiet time, stealing a few more minutes of warmth with God and my coffee. It’s easy for me to stay in and pursue time with my husband, building our relationship like a fire, log by log with a few sparks.
Summer always seems to come rushing in with endless invitations for weddings and barbecues and birthday parties. Dan and I each work a little later, subconsciously taking advantage of the extra daylight. I wake up ready to tackle the day, flying out of my house and into the sunshine without so much as a glance toward my Bible and quick prayer in the car on my way to work. Does this happen for you, too? I do welcome summer, but I dread the busyness that comes with it, and I worry about my spiritual habits as I start the day with all the energy of the sunshine and finish ragged and tired from the events of the day.
So how do we maintain our carefully crafted and well-tended spiritual habits once summer ramps up? Head on over to Christie’s blog to find some encouragement and ideas for keep your faith and relationships thriving during the heart of summer.