This week was beautifully busy.
After 7 weeks home enjoying family, active rest and refreshing, I hit the road again.
This time speaking/teaching took me to the tropics.
First was the privilege and joy of teaching God’s Word at home (New Hope).
Next – full back-to-back days leading professional development sessions in Florida and Puerto Rico.
The teaching and travel schedule was strenuous but not stressful, because my hard work is heart work (Col 3:23-24).
When physically exhausted, I resisted my norm of multi-tasking to mental exhaustion, and focused on the work at hand.
I limited interactions that bring distraction. AND, instead of rushing back right after the last session to get to the next thing, – I obeyed the leading to relax and stay a while.
Honoring my introversion, I thoroughly enjoyed time alone on the island. Thoroughly.
Wandered the streets (discovering a hip little vegan restaurant).
And exercised on the beach.
I took time to take in the beauty, be still, listen, and thank God for… everything.
This shift in perspective and focused action/inaction had me dang near skipping home (instead of dragging).
So thankful for this beautifully busy week.
Hope yours has been great as well.