From Surviving to Thriving: The Joy of Being Myself (Psalm 139:

For it was you who formed my inward parts;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
that I know very well.” 
Psalm 139:13-14

How do we practice being ourselves?  How do we celebrate being unique while still participating in community life?  We are our own selves and we also are parts of larger wholes in our families, churches and work settings.

Take some time today to acknowledge your own ability to take up space in the world.  If you are a person who finds themselves apologizing frequently, try to be aware of that habit.  What would it look like to be a person in the world who acknowledges their own God-created beauty and doesn’t apologize for taking up space?

If you are a person who does not have trouble occupying your own space in the world, what could you do to emphasize or encourage someone else this week?


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Some Comfort and Joy was developed as a devotional resource that follows the rhythms and seasons of the liturgical year from an Anabaptist-Mennonite perspective.

Published by Gwen Lantz

Stay-at-home-Jill-of-all-trades I am hoping to create connections with people and the world around me, while being creatively engaged in what is happening right in front of my nose!

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