SMP = Seven Minute Post
This morning I got up, threw on my workout clothes + winter gear, and went outside to meet my neighbors to walk. I was out there for about thirty seconds before realizing that I could have slept in because it's only me one other friend who go on Tuesday mornings and she texted me last night to tell me she wasn't able to come. I forgot that my other neighbor does a different workout on Tuesdays. Man. I was frustrated with myself for not putting that together last night and turning off my alarm. I'm not always able to sleep in but I'm quite certain I would have had no problem doing so this morning. Sigh.
I went to bed last night and woke up this morning with a heavy heart for three friends. They're each facing very different situations with enormous courage. I'm praying peace for them today…and for God to infuse HOPE in their circumstances. I just keep hearing the line from "O Holy Night" in my head: The thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices, for yonder breaks, a new and glorious morn! I so want each of these friends to experience the thrill of turning to a brand new hope-filled chapter in their stories.
Also praying today for my kiddos taking finals. They are growing weary of studying and are excited about their upcoming break. Perhaps not as excited as I am though. I'm looking forward so much to some slow days at home with my favorite people in the world.