my word for the week: mundane

This week, I’m joining my friend Charity from my writing group, Plume, in her space. Charity is one of the most encouraging people I know. A mutual friend describes her as “the kindest person anyone knows,” and I’ve found it to be more than true. So when she offered the opportunity to write a post in her guest series “In Your Own Words,” I was thrilled. I’m honored to be there today. Here’s an excerpt:

Before those years of chaos, I associated mundane with dull. I thought that an adventurous life meant seeking the next thing, running and chasing for more. I didnโ€™t know that the thing that would give us more, what we needed so badly, was to make space for the mundane. Iโ€™m learning that when my soul starts itching for more, itโ€™s not more that I usually need. Iโ€™m finding that my itch for more is usually an alarm that I need to wake up and see whatโ€™s actually right in front of me. Our marriage didnโ€™t need more money, more activities, or more stuff; we needed space to live in the mundane together. I didnโ€™t realize that God wanted to speak to me in the mundane rhythms of my day if only I would make time to listen.

You can read the rest here.

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