Have You Seen? {September 20th, 2020}

Last Week’s Theme: Its Time

Timing is Everything + The Best Roasted Potatoes by Ashley Felder—”At first, I said ‘yes’ to everything because I felt so free to use my new, more open schedule to do more outside the home! After things started piling up, though, I quickly realized I needed to step back and set some boundaries.”

A Cow’s Blessing {Book Club} by Rachel Kahindi—”I think that when our focus is on our relationships, we are more fulfilled, more satisfied, more content, more at home.”

It’s Time to Be Loved by Joy Smalley—”I’m coming to terms with the fact that I can only know the love of God in part. There is too much dirt on my mirror to see clearly, too many lies in my head to fully discern God’s voice and there are a lot of cymbals clanging.”

How to Actually Be a Mary Instead of a Martha by Danielle Wheeler—”But we are learning, perhaps as never before, that how we spend our time matters. It matters because uncertainty is certain. Life and systems and plans are fragile.”

From Around the Web

Questions Third Culture Kids (and Their Parents) Love

Changing the Liturgy of Our Lives

Hearing the Songs of Your Soul

On Instagram: When a Chapter Closes and Mental Health Check-ins

Finally, If You’re Somewhere In the Messy Middle

And Now For Next Week

The theme is…

Photo by Sarah Noltner on Unsplash

Choosing the right school situation for your kids is tough enough as an expat parent, but the decisions feel especially heavy this year. And maybe the decision has been made for you, and you are scrambling to keep up with changing plans.

In between ministry and paying the bills in multiple stops, feeding your mind and the minds of your children might feel like it’s at the bottom of your list! We get it, and that’s why we want to explore this topic with you this week.

Are you a natural learner? What are ways you’ve challenged and tended your mind on the field?

How are you switching gears to adapt to the uniqueness that is school for your kiddos in 2020? There’s no shame here in whatever choices you’ve made but we want to cheer you on and learn from each other as we talk about learning this week.

Chat with us in the blog comments and find us on social media with the hashtag #VelvetAshesTendingYourMind!

Do you love to write poetry, cross-stitch, paint or bake? Whatever your creative outlet might be, join our community in celebrating loveliness and ingenuity using the hashtag #VelvetAshesCreate! Share your writing, your art, or the simple ways you are birthing beauty, and then check out what others are doing too.

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