Fall Into Freedom

Guys, it worked! It worked! 

At the beginning of the summer, I made the Summer to Thrive Guide and the Lord helped me through those pages (and I pray you too) to cast a vision over our summer and carry it out. I put less energy into the things that didn't matter, I dove into adventure and relaxed days, I put my attention on being aggressively grateful, and I made a decision to work less. 

And I'm so grateful to say - Summer 2016 has been a game changer. There have been bumps and struggles for sure, but I feel like it was a summer where I really learned how to thrive, not just survive. 

And I know it's not over, it's only the end of July - but about a week ago, FALL started hovering over me like a dark cloud. The back-to-school doctor's appointments and the to-do lists and the busy months and the new rhythms - they're all staring at me and taunting me, reminding me that these slow days are coming to an end. 

So a few nights ago, I decided to give it another shot and get intentional about this coming season the same way I did with summer. I thought through the things that felt heavy and cumbersome and took some time to let the Lord cast vision over the fall. And I'm so grateful I did, because I'm not scared anymore. It doesn't feel looming, it feels exciting. I know that I'm not abandoning the fruit I found this summer, I'm carrying it with me into the fall - nearer to the Lord and all the more expectant. 

And I'm excited to share it with you guys today! I pray it's a HUGE blessing for you and I'd love for you to share how the Lord uses the workbook using the hashtag #fallintofreedom16 on social media. I'll do the same and we'll walk forward into all God has for us this fall together. Amen? Amen.