A 31 day journal for the easily overstimulated humans.
(Because we exist, and we desire to live well. Not just hide well.)
The Dwelling Place has always existed, though I have not always visited.
- It is the place we go when we can’t just go.
- It is the place where we meet with Holy Spirit.
- It is the place where we are stilled.
- It is the place which gives us a moment’s peace.
- It is the place we live from.
Less escaping. More embracing.
Never closed for the season. Never overbooked.
Never not prepared for our arrival.
Always welcomes with open arms.
This place is not a thing but a face.
our Dwelling Place.
The Dwelling Place | 31 Days of Real Life Getaways
| Day #11
To remember does much good.
Glancing in reverse with power of memory
can redirect my feet; what’s about to be done or said.
I can think, “____ happened what I did/said ____.”
All of life is a grand lesson.
What I especially appreciate about Grace
is how God doesn’t give up on me
even when I feel like giving up on myself.
But those days are less and less
as He changes me from inward out.
The lifelong process of maturity is a gift.
Because nothing good ever came from rushing.
He gives us our lives and promises to never walk away
even when anxious tides threaten to wash us away.
Everyday we are faced with decisions.
We have the option to think back.
To remember, how did it
go before when I choose this or that door?
For me I know all too well, that rushing,
assuming, fretting will lead down a dimly lit path.
I know wanting my way right now
will only serve to spread my emotions
all over the wooden floor
like spilt milk gone bad.
Next time I’m faced with an option
of which way to respond,
I can remember times past
and pray for strength.
And even in the failing
when in my heart
there’s wailing —
I can KNOW Grace still
has more power than me.
***Join me each October day for the #write31days event (learn more here) for a gentle fleshing out of the thoughts, as I seek to share journal-style + by poetry, past experiences with anxiety and learning how to live and thrive after discovering about ptsd.
Let’s lean into Truth together.
Let’s trust God moment by moment.