Today I am learning to be gentler with myself, to not hold myself to higher standards than I do everyone else, to know the things I need in place to maintain emotional and mental health, and to accept my humanity and my weaknesses and honor them by eating, sleeping, and moving my body.
I am trying. I do my best every day and hope it will be enough. This is who I am today. This is how far I can see of who I am becoming.
—Lauren Burdette, This Life That Is Ours: Motherhood as Spiritual Practice (Upper Room Books, 2019)
Take time to wonder: Who are you today? Ponder or write or speak of where you find your identity this day. What can you name about who you are? Join the conversation.
Put on my yoke, and learn from me. I’m gentle and humble. And you will find rest for yourselves.
—Matthew 11:29 (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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