You are coming back home to yourself. You have poured out yourself in care for your children. In those early months and years, you’ve been consumed by their holy fire. You have forgotten yourself and died to yourself. You have been broken apart and are now being reconstituted. Can you hear the invitation to new life? However this beginning looks and feels for you, know that it is just that: a beginning. Our becoming is ongoing. We continue to be created and formed.
—Lauren Burdette, This Life That Is Ours: Motherhood as Spiritual Practice (Upper Room Books, 2019)
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So then, if anyone is in Christ, that person is part of the new creation. The old things have gone away, and look, new things have arrived!
—2 Corinthians 5:17 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
May I see my moments of strength and my moments of weakness as invitations to draw closer to you.
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