I cannot believe 6 weeks of summer has passed by already! I hope you’re enjoying a wonderful summer, and having a chance to read some of the beautiful writers on our Summer Blog Tour!
Today’s theme is about finding wonder in worrying. I stumbled on a guest blog by Christie Pruifoy over at Emily Freeman’s blog that I’d like to share because she’s not only honest about being a constant worrier, she’s able to put worry on a throne of grace where wonder blooms around it’s dire cries. (Emily also writes beautiful blogs and books!)
I seem to go through cycles where I worry about everything. So many women friends tell me they’re worriers. Based on their warm, generous, easy going personalities, you’d never think so. I think many women — even women who love God with all their hearts — brave each day with half-hearted hopefulness, closing the door on anxieties just to get through the day. Scripture seems stale. Faith lags. Routine dulls the senses. We grab a cup of coffee, perk up a bit, paint half smiles on our faces, worry slithering to the backyard of our minds like garden snakes hiding in the bushes. Yet, at bedtime, they slither back inside, glowing in the dark when the lights go out.
I hope Christie’s writing will help you to re-imagine worry in a whole new way!
Christie earned a PhD in English Literature at the University of Chicago before trading the classroom for a farmhouse, a garden, and a blog. (I seem to be attracted to writers that live on farms)! She is also author of Roots and Sky: A Journey Home in Four Season. I’ll be checking it out! Connect with Christie and discover more about life in a Victorian farmhouse called Maplehurst on Instagram and Facebook.
If you have a moment, I’d love you to leave a comment below to say hi, and leave a comment on the blog!