Do you ever have those days where you crash into bed late at night  - and you only have 30 seconds of mental awareness left in you- and you use it all to thank God that the bits of your day that seemed out of your control were not out of his control?

And then you wake up the next morning begging God for grace to patiently love your (bickering) children . . . because you are painfully aware of the sin in your own heart, and you are desperate for the help that only Jesus can give?

I think I've had a week of those days.
I'm tired.
but I'm thankful for those days.

They remind me that I can't live without Jesus;
and that he is always enough.


  1. This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

    I miss you all. The beans are growing...

    1. we miss you!!!

      (and the beans are growing!!! . . . except for the one that died after I took the picture. oops)

  2. ummm.. do you want to write a book? Because I'd read it.

    1. : ) Emily, you are so sweet . . . I'm pretty sure that I would just (clumsily) say the same three things over and over again:
      1. I need Jesus
      2 You need Jesus
      3. Jesus is beautiful - and enough

      (there you go! my book!) : )

  3. I am with Emily...

    And thank you. A wonderful reminder for those last 30 seconds...