by ALisa Casas
Facing the day
Every morning I have the same routine: I wake up, get a cup of tea, read my Bible, and then I get dressed. I wash and style my hair, and apply my makeup, and put on a carefully chosen outfit. You would think that at this point I would be ready to face the day.
However, the one other thing I have to put on at this point is love. Really. Some days I have to make a conscious effort to clothe myself in love.
I wish I could say that I wake up every morning with a song on my tongue and a warm feeling toward all of the people in my life. Actually, I struggle with irritations and frustrations more in the morning than at any other time of day. As I get dressed, I start looking ahead to my day and thinking about the people whom I will be interacting with and how stressful some of those conversations will be, and oftentimes become cranky before I even have my shoes on. Many days, before 7:00am, I have had to repent, restart, and remind myself to make the thoughts of my mind and the meditations of my heart pleasing to God.
Choosing to put on love
I was once told that (more…)