“Zeal for Your house consumes me…” Psalm 69:9

Lately we’ve been running around like chickens with our heads cut off, it seems. When did it seem necessary to hit the fast forward button on our days? The only time I really have a slow moment is during the quiet morning hours. My eyes lazily open, I turn to see David still asleep, and I stealthily crawl out of bed without waking him. The moments when it is just me, tip-toeing around in the dawn-soaked living room, cradling a cup of steaming coffee between my palms. I savor these moments. It feels like I blink and it’ll all be gone. This season has trained me to really savor my mornings. Even at this new velocity, it’s easy for me to keep my mornings as sacred. I usually wake up an hour or so before David, make a carafe of french-press, bury myself in blankets on the couch and let the morning light in. These mornings of sunshine and silence have been cathartic and soothing preparation for the beautifully blistering pace of the nearing day.

 Hit the snooze button. Savor the quiet. Have an extra cup of coffee.  Spend time with Jesus. Our Easter morning sunrise service was so worshipful, so…heavenly.  Every week, either on Sunday morning or in our Tuesday night women’s Bible study, we sing at least one worship song in Spanish. Looking around at all of the beautiful faces lifted in praise to the Father, you see so many countries, cultures, and languages united in His love. I love this little taste of Heaven we get here in Miami Beach – a reminder that one day we will all, together as His bride, worship Him in Heaven.

“He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshipped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.” {Daniel 7:14}

“The Lord will be awesome to them when he destroys all the gods of the land. The nations on every shore will worship him, every one in its own land.” {Zephaniah 2:11} I am so thankful for our church family. These sweet people have taught me so much about seeking Jesus daily, furthering His Kingdom, and embracing the role community has in the Gospel. I can’t even begin to express how grateful I am that God placed us in a congregation that has so much to teach us, and we have so much to learn.

Thankful, thankful, thankful.

I feel like we’re finally getting the hang of this nesting thing. I am learning to get over my obsessive need for the house to be perfect. The point of a home is having a place that feels terribly and wonderfully lived in. And I think we’re acing that part of nesting. Just don’t look too closely at our countertops. 😉

This has been your official Fountain-household update! Over and out!


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