We have a bright red door on our house.
It’s Rust-Oleum Candy Apple Red to be exact. It’s glorious and what I’ve always wanted in a door. I took an online quiz to get just the right color choice for our door. When we moved to Nebraska and bought our first home, just over a year ago, I wanted a door that said
Please stop here.
Come eat our food.
Come sleep in our beds.
But obviously that has to be tempered with
We have four kids, professions, and a lot of scheduling.
It is loud here.
We have lots of food, but a tight budget, so don’t be picky.
and, my personal favorite… We are a bit much.
Doors remind us there is a place for invitation and there is a place for boundaries and margins. People matter more, but self-care does matter. Where is the balance? How much do we invite and when is it appropriate to shut the door?
In today’s podcast, you won’t find ready answers to these questions, but after listening, you will look at doors differently, and see Jesus in interesting places. In this new or renewed perspective, we can begin to answer the balance question for ourselves and tend to our relationships, with the Spirit at the center, guiding us to open and close, to love by stepping forward and love by stepping back in the spaces and places He gives us.
Take a listen and share with us,