After being gone for three and a half weeks, it feels good to be home and back in my own bed. There is nothing quite like sleeping in one’s own bed! I love how travel makes me appreciate my own space all the more. Our family arrived home after a seventeen hour drive–ugh. The last four hours were the worst as it felt like we would never make it. We did, and of course, Texas welcomed us with a blast of heat.
There’s a lot to unpack about my time away, and I hope to do so over the next few posts. Tomorrow marks the unofficial start of a new school year for me. Even though this summer has felt slower and longer than previous summers, it still feels surreal that school will be starting in a couple of weeks. For a variety of reasons, my thoughts have been focused on God as Lord of my life. Am I allowing God to be Lord over all aspects of my life? Do I trust him to be Lord of my future? my time? my family? my work? I find it easy to toss around the phrase, “Lord of all,” and a very different thing to really believe it and practice it in my own life. But that’s my prayer for this year in particular. I want to experience God as Lord of my life.