The Simple Things: Redefining the Good Life

Hey y'all. Hope you had a great weekend! Ours was busier than normal, but full of good times. Friday morning I walked into the dining room to find my Valentine's Day gift from Dennis sitting in front of my computer - the Nashville Season Two CD, and a family-sized pack of Chips Ahoy cookies. He speaks my language. I popped the CD in on the way to pick up Micah from preschool and promptly proceeded to listen to "A Life That's Good" by Lennon & Maisy about 300 times. Not only are the girls ridiculously cute, but they're also crazy talented, and the song is so, so good. It's the sole reason I wanted the CD in the first place. Here: see for yourself.

This song. It preaches to me. At the end of the day, all that really matters is that I have a life that's good and pleasing in the eyes of the Lord. Nothing else really matters.

This crazy culture that we live in wants us to believe that material things are the most important things in life. That we work hard so we can buy the next best thing. That what we have isn't good enough, impressive enough, new enough, and the-next-best-thing enough.

It's time to push back against that lie and say enough is enough. Because the words of the song are true. At the end of the day, the things that I need are simple indeed. Two arms around me. Heaven to ground me. A family that always calls me home. Four wheels to get there. Enough love to share. A sweet, sweet song. At the end of the day, Lord I pray, I have a life that's good.

What are you praying for today?

Until next time, grace and peace.