Light and Loveliness

Reflections of Emily Sue Allen

Family

Humility

One sibling photo a week throughout the year. 25/52

“Water always fills first the lowest places. The lower, the emptier a man lies before God, the speedier and the fuller will be the inflow of the divine glory.” ~ From Andrew Murray’s book, Humility.

I’ve been reflecting on humility (what it really is and how I find it in my own life), thanks to the book quoted above. If you’re looking for something to shake up your world a little, it is a good and heart-challenging read. My thoughts about it are not quite together yet, but it is the topic of the hour in my world. I long to have a truly humble heart.

“Live in peace with one another. We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone. See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people. Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench the Spirit; do not despise prophetic utterances. But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; abstain from every form of evil.” 1 Thessalonians 5:13b-22.

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Update on goals for week 25:

1) Run/walk at least 10 miles per week. Week 25 ~ 7 Run/Walk miles traveled, 268mi in 2015
2) Write 10,000 words weekly. Week 25 ~ 0 words completed, 75,100 words in 2015

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831. movement, 832. we are weak, but He is strong (baby arms), 833. party plans all made for 9 year old, 834. full gas tank, 835. recounting childhood memories for my kids, 836. surprise call/catch-up with a friend, 837. hosting a new group, 838. delicious browned butter rice krispy treats, 839. child’s healed eye, 840. park days with kites and friends, 841. finishing a hearty, challenging book, 842. a friend’s generous organizing help, 843. grace for me, 844. bedtime conversations with kids, 845. dwarf planet questions