“Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.” This verse has continually been on my heart for several weeks. The past few weeks have presented a few unique challenges and in each instance I sense God showing me that I am to live a life of love. Not the artificial sweetener, pretend-like-I’m-fine kind of love, but something deeper. Something sincere. I’ve had to ask myself tough questions about what it means to truly live a life filled with love and see how much I can’t do this in my own strength. Oh, I can totally do the fake, good Christian girl “love.” But the true, deep, sincere love that requires sacrifice? That is what I feel God working in my heart.
Time to relax.
The week before Easter is always super busy for our family since we host our annual Easter egg hunt the Saturday before Easter. I love that, despite it being one of the busiest weeks of our year, Mike and I decided to relax and enjoy a funny movie Sunday night. I may or may not have fallen asleep at one point, but we haven’t’ watched an actual movie together in a while, so it was a little bit of awesomeness.
This past weekend I finally finished the girls’ Easter skirts. Last year I so desperately wanted to sew little matchy-matchy outfits for them. However, it was not to be. Between a respiratory infection that lasted several weeks and an extended period of every child waking multiple times throughout the night, the only thing I could do was imagine the cute outfits and realize it would have to wait. (I’m planning to post a tutorial on how to sew a no-pattern skirt later this week).
Is there anything you are exceptionally thankful for this week?