Experiencing MORE

I would love to hear how you experienced MORE this summer (which I can hardly believe is soon coming to an end). How did you pull away to pray, play or stay? Were you able to find stillness amidst the busyness? In what ways did you practice "being" rather than "doing"? What were your successes? What were your frustrations?

I thoroughly enjoyed taking the month of July off to really focus in on MORE . . .not through a worldly lens but a heavenly one.

One practical step I took was to set aside a week in July calling it my "relationship week." I took time to be with people - some were friends I hadn't talked to in years, one was a brand new friend, some were investing in me, others were ones whom I invested in. All of us were encouraged and strengthened because of our intentional time together.

The hardest part of that week was realizing I should be doing so much more of this than I actually do. It takes time, effort and planning and I don't always have the energy for it. I thought of those I wanted to get together with but didn't get a chance to and felt the guilt. Those words "never enough" can wash over me so quickly.

Experiencing MORE is often one baby step at a time, one lean in the right direction and before you know it, you are getting a glimpse of the fullness of life.

So let's encourage each other today and share our stories of experiencing MORE - not with perfection but a step in the right direction.