I was just reading this morning in my favorite Elisabeth Elliot book, "Keep a Quiet Heart," about allowing God to use the interruptions and irritations in life. Then I told my mom how overwhelmed I feel with our October schedule, and that I just wished I could stay in bed all day long and read more of Elisabeth. And then it happened: Addie threw up. On my down comforter. And on my bedroom carpet. And I realized that while I didn't hear God's actual voice, it seemed a pretty clear message:
"Sarah, here's an interruption in your schedule. The birthday party? Cancelled. The errands? Not going to happen. Stay home, love on your little girl, and be thankful for a chance to slow down. And do it with a cheerful attitude. That's your job for today."
So that's what I'm doing today. That, and a little laundry.
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