Yesterday, I was knocked out by a migraine, which killed my productivity. Then again…maybe not.

Ever find that sometimes it’s a blessing to be sick? To give yourself permission to rest?

I read the story about Mary and Martha in my Bible, where Jesus comes to their house and Martha is distracted by all the preparations that have to be made while her sister Mary sits listening to Jesus.

For days, I’d been praying for direction with my story, trying to be still and listen, knowing that’s what I needed to do, but feeling way too distracted by the writing awaiting me as a deadline loomed.

But feeling like my head would explode if I sat up and looked at a computer screen gave me lots of time to be still and listen. It was good.

Jesus said, “You are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” 

Have a blessed day!


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