WHEN I IMAGINE my journey with God and with my children as a boat sailing on the ocean, the winds of the Holy Spirit guiding it where it will, I feel freer. I can give myself more grace in my parenting and not be so hard on myself when I mess up. I release the expectation that I have all the answers or know the “right” way to do things.
This Life That Is Ours: Motherhood As Spiritual Practice
From page 70 of This Life That Is Ours: Motherhood As Spiritual Practice by Lauren Burdette. Copyright © 2019 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
Where do you feel the winds of the Holy Spirit leading you? Share your thoughts.
The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
—John 3:8, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
Here I am, Lord.
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