I see beauty in routine, in structure, and because of that I tend to develop and maintain patterns throughout my day. It’s comfortable. It’s safe. It’s soothing to my soul.
Every morning I follow the same process of rising and moving into a new day. When I shower, I do specific things in a specific order because I don’t want to miss anything, and I’ve already thought through the logic; for instance, I begin praying when the conditioner goes on to set and wrap it up after I pumice my feet.
What? You don’t pumice your feet in the shower regularly? I do. Plus, it’s my gift of love for Jeff–protection from the ghastly wounds I might otherwise inflict while playing footsies.
Sometimes, if my feet are in incredibly bad shape (I wear flip flops year-round–what’s a gal to do?) I might belt out some praise and worship songs for good measure. After all, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 tells us to “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (ESV)
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