Jumbled Intentions

Greetings from the beautiful Adirondack mountains! 

I finally reach for my laptop on this golden, crisp morning, all kinds of eager to reconnect with you after pretty much being unplugged.  I miss chatting together!  And as we transition into autumn, I find myself leaning forward to hear your stories, pick your brains, and glean from your wisdom.

Like what saved your life this summer.  And what books you've been reading.  And what you're anticipating and creating and embracing.  And what Scripture you've been reading in your devotional times.  And how you're walking through upheaval and disappointment.  And your take on this article right here, particularly the third and the final paragraphs.  


It's one of those days where my head is swirling with topics for discussion, competing for space like my bedside table jumble.  

And while all kinds of options are busy shouting pick me, pick me, I can't quite sense the direction God wants to lead us into today.

And that can be a much needed wake up call.  

For while we'd like to think we can plan our days, filling our calendars and launching head first into the next minute, we do best when following the Holy Spirit's leading.  And that requires releasing our agendas and inviting Him to settle and quiet all that swirls in brain and soul so that His purposes end up shining through bright and clear.

Like this secluded mountain lake on a sunny afternoon.

For when we get out of our own way, He whispers peace.  Correction.  Hope.  Clarity.  Direction.  


So I'm letting all my jumbled intentions fade from view this morning.  And invite you to consider these essential questions as we move into the final months of 2021

1.   What specific challenges am I facing?

2.   What's my #1 goal for the rest of this year? 

3.   What might God be inviting me to in the process?

But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, 
he will guide you into all truth. 
He will not speak on his own; 
he will speak only what he hears,
 and he will tell you what is yet to come.
John 16:13


Our Book Club begins this Sunday!  Dane Ortlund's Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers will be our focus ... click here for all the details!   I'd love for you to join the party!  {9/12 - We're up and running!}

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Visiting with Jeanne  .  Richella  .  Lisa