In the comments on Monday, my dear friend Carol Boley said: It is only in the desert that we learn how precious the water really is. While in our humanity we would never choose to go there, good things happen in the desert.

I think that, for those of us who are sitting in the desert right now, it’s good that we’re feeling the dryness. It signals that we are alive and healthy and longing for God.  I mean, imagine it – if you were distant from God and you didn’t miss Him. That is honestly the worst place to be.

Over the next several months, I am going to be working on some of the spiritual disciplines – not out of obligation, but out of a thirst to know God and his Word better. If it’s something you would like to journey with me on, I would love to have you. (I’m not leading this per say. I just would love to have some traveling partners.) I’m going to be exploring the disciplines using two different books: Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster and Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald S. Whitney (I’ve included the Amazon Link if you’re interested.) I’m hoping for a week a month on the blog we can talk about that month’s discipline and how it’s lived out in your and my life. Later this month I’ll be looking at Reading God’s Word as my spiritual discipline of the month.

Thanks for hanging with me this week and being an encouragement. I’m blessed by each and every on of you.

kathilipp

Kathi Lipp is the author of 17 books including Overwhelmed, Clutter Free, The Get Yourself Organized Project, The Husband Project, Happy Habits for Every Couple, and I Need Some Help Here – Hope for When Your Kids Don’t Go According to Plan. She is the host of Clutter Free Academy the Podcast! with Kathi Lipp and speaks at conferences across the US. Kathi is published with Revell Publishers and Harvest House Publishers.

She and her husband Roger are the parents of four young adults in San Jose, CA. When she’s not dating her husband or hanging out with her puggle Jake, Kathi is speaking at retreats, conferences and women’s events across the US.