If you noticed here or in IG that my name has changed you are very observant! ;-)
I'm going through a transformation of sorts in my inside and outside life.
I want to live my life in whimsy, not take things to seriously, enjoy the life God gave me. Forgive often and over and over, be less offended and less hurt, be more kind and giving and love as God does, no strings attatched, no matter if not loved in return.
Whimsy means a playful or amusing quality : a sense of humor or playfulness. (Websters dictionary)
I read in Bob Goffs book "Love Does" all about whimsy and loving. It's all over that book. I found some quotes below but really go read the book you won't be sorry you did! As it impacted my heart and desire for whimsy.
And this has inspired the change. The change in so many ways...inside and out.
My husband lives whimsy often. He makes me laugh and be playful. His career is stressful often yet he still finds a way to be joyful and whimsy at home and at work. I love that! And the girls they get whimsy! They live it every day all day and I want to embrace it, take hold and never ever let go. Just because we grow older doesn't mean we need to loose that! We can choose to grasp it!
Name change means so much to me. I see the significance of biblical name changes. It is freeing to have a fresh start! God gave me this name. He orchestrates it all. He knew the previous name while great and God honoring, wasn't what He was trying to tell me to live...sharing God stories is part of our life and a wonderful part. But it propelled me to seek out more "to do" to find a plan...not live joyful and present and whimsy...
Grasping whimsy is the life God meant for us in the garden, sharing with Him walking with Him. It is how Jesus enjoyed life on this earth even in the trials and hardships and responsibilities. He loved just being with people, enjoying the food and drink and beauty God laid out in this land, he loved people no matter what they did to him. He was filled with Joy and childlike whimsy.
I'm choosing to grasp whimsy and keep grasping it. To make the choice over and over and over. Life is short. I want to have lived the best life God gave me, have loved those around me with all I've got and enjoy the journey. In Christ filled whimsy I can do that. ♡