live life

You may be surprised to see the newest episode of Living a Redeemed Life is not here today! It was supposed to be. I have a fabulous interview with Colleen Mitchell that I was supposed to finish editing this week and have posted today.

And then the opportunity to live life got in the way. 

This week I’ve been with my daughter, son-in-love, and grandchildren. We’ve gone to church, and shopped, and cooked, and slept, and exercised, and watched TV, and talked, and talked, and talked some more. You know, all the things that a mother and daughter do when they are in the same house for more than a few hours.

It has been glorious.

Yeah, I did a little bit of work here and there. For actual work, you know, not for my own work like a blog or my next book. And I really did intend to finish editing Colleen’s interview in time for today. But you know what happened? I didn’t bring all the files with me that I needed to finish the editing job.

So, you know what happened next? I decided just to not worry about it and live life instead! 

What does it mean to just live life?

It means accepting what happens as it comes along. When things didn’t go the way I’d planned, I used to get all wigged out about it. Honestly, I still do get wigged sometimes! I love a good schedule, for sure. But when things don’t go like I’d planned, now I’m more apt to look for what’s next. Because it’s usually something good!

Maybe it also means taking advantage of every opportunity. I don’t often get weeks like this. So I need to take advantage of them every time I get the chance! Because at the end of the day (or the end of life), no one’s really going to remember that this week’s podcast didn’t go up!

And I’m pretty sure it means finding joy along the way. There’s been lots of joy this week. Let me tell you, there’s no joy like the joy of going to church with your children and grandchildren. And if that wasn’t enough, there’s More! The 16-month old has started saying YaYa and leaning in for good night kisses. The 3-year old likes to hold my hand when we are walking (well, most of the time!). And the 5-year old was so proud to show me around his classroom and let me eat lunch with him and read to his class. My heart is full.

Sorry…not sorry!

So I’m sorry that the podcast didn’t publish this week. Well, not really! I wouldn’t give up this week for anything…and I doubt you would ask me too.

Just don’t forget though. Come back again next Friday and I promise there will be an episode waiting for you. You can use this week to catch up on any episodes you’ve missed HERE.

In the meantime, leave me a comment about how you’ve been living life. I’m sure there’s plenty of joy out there for you too!


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