Have you ever been asked the question of how you met your spouse, or knew he/she was "the one"? Ever answered the question of "what is my ideal date"? Ever try to figure out which couple you are from literature, television, or the movies? Today's JEI: Romance Edition answers those exact questions!
As I look back on just how *loud* this month was, I am reminded that the kiddos are only little once, and I need to relish this time of littleness, and remind them both I love them ... even if there is no quiet time in our home.
"And, with that step back, I feel as though I found some clarity I was lacking the previous couple years. I found reflection on myself coming easier - I have been able to reflect on the person I am, the person I have been, and more importantly, the person I want to be as a wife, mother, and individual. Perhaps most importantly, I feel as though I have found much needed peace and quiet - in my soul." My thoughts on The Zelie Group's theme of "Quiet," as it relates to seasons.
"How can someone, who doesn't feel God's presence, become a saint?! Quite simply, because they kept their faith and trust in Him. They continued to live a life according to love, trust, and goodness." When quietness is what we receive from God, perhaps we need to take a play from the saints' spiritual play book, and not interpret it as abandonment, but rather a spiritual exercise...
This JEI addresses the 2017 year - what will make me feel successful; my word for the year, along with saint names for the year; what I am looking forward to in 2017.