This week our cake makers are feeling a little overwhelmed. Many of us have major events going on at work or in our personal lives that are using up all our energy and brain power. Finding time to do all the things you want to do can be hard. So what gets neglected?
I have struggled a lot recently with this question. I was asked to write for a devotional book coming out in 2015 and am struggling with being devotional. I am trying to get our house ready to sell, traveling for a wedding, chasing a two-year old, looking for a new house, helping my parents go through stuff from my childhood, getting Piper’s summer schedule figured out, making end of the year teacher gifts, starting a business, and on and on all why trying to devote time to my writing here. I get really annoyed when The Daily Cake gets pushed down the list. I love writing here and it is usually the highlight of my week but occasionally I let it slip.
One thing I love about writing here is how supportive the writers and the readers are with us. The other writers are great at picking up the slack when things start to get to be too much for one of us. Readers give us a break when our posts are a little short and come back the next day knowing that something good is in the pipeline. It is one of the most healthy church things I have ever done and it is such a welcome change to my normal church related stress projects. Thank you for that.
All this is my way of asking you to pray for us this week and in the coming weeks. We, our readers included, are in a super busy time of year and you are in our prayers. The spring cleaning we are all doing in our lives deserves acknowledgement and respect.
Direct us, O Lord, in all our doings with thy most gracious favor, and further us with thy continual help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy Name, and finally, by thy mercy, obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Almighty God, we entrust all who are dear to us to thy never-failing care and love, for this life and the life to come, knowing that thou art doing for them better things than we can desire or pray for; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Almighty God, whose loving hand hath given us all that we possess: Grant us grace that we may honor thee with our substance, and, remembering the account which we must one day give, may be faithful stewards of thy bounty, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O God, in the course of this busy life, give us times of
refreshment and peace; and grant that we may so use our leisure to rebuild our bodies and renew our minds, that our spirits may be opened to the goodness of your creation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.