New Mercies

I recently had an epiphany.

It was almost instantaneous after a friend sent me a guest blog post I had written in 2015. I remember being asked to guest blog for a friend, but had no memory of what I had written. Writing has been something that has pulled at me since I was a child. I have journals and notebooks filled with pages of my heart.

In my epiphany, I realized that I am more consistent in my time in the Word when I write. It’s been a long time since I have written. The typing boxes of social media never do justice to what I truly want to share.

Today my four boys returned to school. It was an exciting morning of newness. My oldest is starting seventh grade and my baby is starting kindergarten. This is the first time in 12 years I have had all of my children on the exact same schedule. People keep asking what I am going to do with my time, and to be honest, my to-do list is rather extensive. I have dreams of continuing the community of Soul Sisters that God led me to establish. I want to see growth through discipleship, spiritual maturing, and community. I also want to serve my boys school. Starting next week, I will have the honor of teaching the weekly chapel for the PreK-Second graders. Finally, I want to help further the message and support of Ripple Effects.

Boredom is not in my future.

As my boys left for school this morning, I had a brief moment of hearing the silence that existed in my home. I wasn’t sad or happy, just an awareness. My heart was quickened by the opportunity that lay before me to spend time with the Lord.

As I began to pray, my soul thank God for new mercies. Not only is today a new school year for our family, but God provides us with new mercies.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:22-23

I am not sure what tomorrow holds. What I do know is that today the Lord has provided me with a new opportunity for His mercy. His love never ceases. He is faithful.

I invite you to join me in my new journey of writing as the Lord prompts. Whether you are beginning a new season of change or not, may you be reminded that the Lord has new mercies for you today. May you also find the things that spur your soul towards His praise.

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