TIME TO WONDER ANEW
Now is a good time to stop and think about my life, to stop and wonder anew. It would be easy to look back and remember all the things I did wrong or regret. I could dwell on each one a long time and keep wishing I could somehow go back in time and make some changes. But the best thing would be to learn from the past and move on.
Now is also a good time to think about the future. What are my goals and plans? Is there anything I want to accomplish this year? I could spend a lot of time thinking about that and become overwhelmed at all I want or need to do. I want to learn to see the wonder and the holy in every moment of the day.
It is good to learn from the past and make plans for the future, but if I…It is good to learn from the past and make plans for the future, but if I spend too much time on either one I will miss what is going on in the present. My life will speed by and I won’t know what happened. I want to learn to live in the present, to see the wonder and the holy in every moment of the day. Maybe you do, too?
TIME FOR WONDER
Now is a good time to read a new book just out, published by Zondervan, written by Esther Emery. Just look at the cover. Doesn’t it evoke a sense of wonder? It does for me. What Falls From the Sky is the title.
This book may be a memoir, but it is not dry or dull. Recounting her experience going off the internet for a year, Esther takes us on a journey. She leads us through the silence to find peace and a sense of place in this world.
It doesn’t matter if our lives are different, because we all need to regain a sense of wonder. Maybe we also need a better sense of who we are as human beings created in the image of God. Esther’s book will inspire and challenge you in the best ways. Her words are witty, authentic, personal and full of wisdom.
In the summer of 2015, I got to meet Esther in person. She and Abby Norman stopped by my house for a short visit while they were in the area. I had gotten to know her online and through her blog and knew she was a woman of wisdom, so meeting her up close was a real treat.
is a long awaited book that is finally here. It is a most important offering for our day and time. I am so excited for Esther and for all the people who will be blessed by her writing.
This week I am linking up with #FiveMinuteFriday where the word prompt is now. My five minutes stopped about halfway through the post. I had to keep going to tell you about Esther’s book.