- #981: Waking up early without wanting to cry
- #982: I have met all of my exercise goals for this month
- #983: AND I still feel excited about my exercise goals for this month
- #984: Ben fixed my tail-light and I can drive my car without fear of being pulled over
My cute and comfortable red skirt
- #987: Reading for pleasure
- #988: The sobering realization, yet again, that I cannot do my job, at all, without deep partnership with God
- #989: New clients AND familiar clients
Baby plants are growing at the farm!
- #991: I have serious silly-ness hidden within me and Ben knows right where to find it
- #992: Surprising my parents by installing the new microwave while they were gone
- #993: Recognizing that knowing how to handle "not getting what you want when you want it" well is one of the most valuable life skills and being able to cultivate it despite discomfort
- #994: Thin mint coffee creamer sweetening my afternoon
Time in my day to relax and create
- #996: Practicing the piano twice before I even get to my last-chance practice at 9 PM on Monday night
- #997: Chapstick and hand creme
- #998: Reading about King Saul in 1 Samuel and understanding how the fear of man can really mess you up
- #999: Grace to care more about loving God than impressing the people around me
- #1000: Fullness of joy found in relationship with God
- #1001: How making space in my schedule for rest and being has made life feel so much more possible
You read something that stands out to you and then you hear a song reinforcing the same message. You find this topic coming up in conversations throughout the day. Maybe you even see it appearing in your newsfeed on social media. Your heart moves a little bit every time you see or hear this theme.
This has been happening to me this week. The theme is actually a question: What are your eyes fixed on?
I'm preparing to lead See You At The Pole at my school tomorrow and the theme is Fix Your Eyes. It comes from Hebrews 12:2 which encourages us to fix our eyes on Jesus and follow his example in how we handle difficulties and suffering.
Then, I read this amazing blog post this morning by Sharon Hodde Miller about how being a people-pleaser and addicted to approval ultimately causes you to become completely self-focused. (Check out When the Self-Help Gospel Isn't Helping You Anymore on www…