So much in this world seems to beckon and call us away from living a quiet and simple life.
As I approach my 38th week of pregnancy with my ninth child I can't help to think about the days when I had a house full of little wee ones.
The days were definitely full and my heart was so full too.
I can't say it was quiet (as my house was sometimes loud and full of joyful noises), but my inner life was quiet and simple. Just doing what I was called to---living my life for the Lord.
Now, 7 years later I embark upon this pregnancy journey again. Holding a small child in my womb and pondering over all that the Lord has in store for us.
Our life will change, our home will change, our family dynamics will change once again.
I feel a call to get back to that old quiet and simple life that I knew not so long ago.
To strip down to the bare minimums.
To block out all the distractions around me.
To hear His voice clearly and directly.
To enjoy all the simple blessings that the Lord has put into my lap.
The happiness of family life and home.
It's really about all the simple things.
We only get one life to live.
We need to make sure there are no regrets.
How about you---is God calling you back to live a quiet and simple life?
What distractions do you need to get rid of in order to do so?