CELEBRATE This Week: LXVIII
I’m glad you are here to celebrate! Share a link to your blog post below and/or use #celebratelu to share celebrations on Twitter. Check out the details here. Celebrate This Week goes live on Friday night around 10(ish). Consider it as a weekend celebration. Whenever it fits in your life, add your link. Please leave a little comment love for the person who links before you.
The faith I celebrate is a verb. It is a choice. It is a process that allows me to live free. I choose to believe because I know God is real. I know it in a million little ways, even though sometimes I question and doubt and play insignificant.
How do I know God is real?
I’m a momma.
I write books.
I live with a 13 year old daughter who has enough confidence to fill the oceans — not haughty confidence, but the kind of confidence that comes from being completely secure.
I have piles of laundry overflowing because we are a healthy, active family.
I have dirty dishes in my sink. Every. Single. Day.
I have a marriage that is solid, even in the wake of mistakes.
I mess up as a parent all of the time and yet, I live with four ridiculously happy kids. They have reasons not to be happy, histories that make my stomach knot and my heart shatter. Yet we have so much loud laughter that it is impossible to even begin to doubt that God. Is. Real.
Because I know God is real, when I come face-to-face with this broken, hurting world, I can love right through the hard. I love when it’s hard to love, because I know God is real.
Today, I can think of no better celebration than knowing God is real and choosing my actions based on this belief.
I’m taking part in the IF conference this weekend. It is hosted in Austin, TX and simulcasted out to the rest of the world. The mission is this:
The question posed is this:
Maybe we’ll bump into each other around #IFGathering today.
Share your celebrations below!