Today was a semi typical Tuesday as I took Josh, Hanny, Sam, and Ben down to Bracebridge for a gymnastics class. My Aunt Michelle came with me and we chit-chatted the whole drive remembering Joe – all the laughs we used to have while living together when I was young. Little things come up as you remember someone, and it was great to have a connection with another person who loved him too!
Today has been an emotional one for our family, we learned this morning that one of my uncles had passed away. My grandparents are of course in shock and filled with sadness over the unexpected news. I have spent the morning with them and just now taken the time to come home and sit down to post this.
I am as excited as I am nervous to continue sharing these simple devotions with you. This for me, is like standing vulnerable and exposed on a stage. My quiet time and my faith are precious and personal to me, so I fear judgement from others or the possibility of getting this “wrong.” Perhaps I interpreted the verse incorrectly, or left an important piece out, self doubt is strong! The more I talk myself out of sharing the more I know I should.
This year I am hoping to share the daily devotional I had been working on for my family last year. This is how used my study time last December, reading over and preparing a family devotional. Each day leading up to Christmas we would read the devotion together, clip a symbol on our our line to represent what we learned, then we would share a time of prayer. I did not get every day done, nor were we always able to sit down and eat together, but we gave it an honest effort!