I spent the early morning hours today, rocking in the glider in my son’s room, watching the sunrise peak through his window and illuminate the bookshelves mounted on his wall. As we rocked, snuggled together and nursing our respective morning drinks *pun intended*, God started talking with me about my book selection.
We live in a world where too often we’re not fully engaged with the moment we’re in. We’re glued to our screens, our circumstances, and our lifestyles. We live in what’s comfortable—whether that be our favorite pair of yoga pants or our Thursday night television line up. Our lives can be very focused on ourselves and not on those around us.
It’s an unsettling feeling to be sitting at a table with a friend, trying to share your life with them, and find yourself staring at someone who can’t look up from their iPhone. It’s heartbreaking to be struggling through a family emergency and not have someone there to hold your hands, look you in the eye, and say, “what can I do?”
Sometimes I think God just wants us to show up for each other.
I came across this post about Mr. Rogers in my Facebook feed this morning (from Lemon Lime Adventures), and I gotta say, it left me feeling so happy! I have no idea if it’s accurate or not, but I’d encourage you to check it out if you have a few minutes, especially if you, like me, grew up watching this kind face on television.
Alright, I’m coming back around to this idea of being a thermostat in my home. If you missed the first post you can check it out here. Still talking with God about what this looks like and how He wants me to apply it, and His words are full of encouragement.
And I get to pass that encouragement along to you.
Take care. Oh, I hear the words rattle off my lips and wish I could take them back. I’m basically saying “be careful.” I know I’ve heard someone talk about this before … from a sermon maybe. How casual words like this encourage others to walk with caution. What a weird parting greeting! Similar to “have a great day” or…