Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Haste Makes Waste – living like an amateur

There are some things about trends that are just silly and make me want to turn and RUN.  Fast.

Yet, there are some “trends” that are rooted in truth, rooted in goodness, and rooted in beauty.  The trend of so many lovely women reading “One Thousand Gifts” and cultivating a spirit of thankfulness in their lives and homes is one of these “trends.”  Truly.  There is something so delightful and amazing about having an intentional community (both near and far!) who are asking God daily to remind and show them of his love, his goodness.


The busyness of your life leaving little room for the source of your life.


On every level of life, from housework to heights of prayer, in all judgment and effort to get things done, hurry and impatience are sure marks of the amateur.


The fine folks who graced our breakfast table this morning, on Abi’s insistence.

The hurry makes us hurt.  Hurry always empties a soul.


Life is not an emergency.  Life is eucharisteo.


As the world tells me and demands that my life should be getting busier right now – as I inwardly struggle to accomplish everything, without treasuring anything – I am asking and craving to throw off the life of an amateur.  To fill my soul.  To rejoice and give thanks.

*All wise and italicized quotes from here.

1 comment:

Amy said...

Impatience with my Abbie makes me such an amateur. I am so thankful for her will and spunk, but sadly I don't always see them as positive attributes. I pray daily to lead and guide her will and spunk and to not suppress it. Miss you guys!!!