I find spaciousness within experiences that remind me that I am cared for and not alone, and when I can see that what I give my children is meaningful. Open space helps me to come home to myself. And then I can experience the reality of being held by God—God’s loving presence becomes an embodied knowing instead of just words. When I can hold onto that sense of God with me and me with God, I experience a spaciousness that feels like a fresh breeze dancing through the windows.
—Lauren Burdette, This Life That Is Ours: Motherhood as Spiritual Practice (Upper Room Books, 2019)
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The Lord is my shepherd.
I lack nothing.
He lets me rest in grassy meadows;
he leads me to restful waters;
he keeps me alive.
—Psalm 23:1-3a (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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