I can’t believe I’m writing this. No, my friends, if you had told me even a year ago I’d one day have a blog, I would have laughed and said you were crazy. But God has a way of dragging us out of our comfort zones and nudging us on to new and uncomfortable things. I’m always glad He does, just not in the moment. I much prefer my comfort zone. After all, it’s quite… well….comfortable. 🙂
After conjuring up many of my own pathetic and ridiculous blog names and having a good many laughs with my kids over all my lame ideas, God gave me the idea of Friday Morning Fika (fee-ka) and I knew it was the one! If you aren’t familiar with the Swedish coffee break known as “fika,” I would rush right over to my What’s Fika page for a formal introduction. Trust me, you’ll be glad you did. 🙂
Life is hard. It just is. There is grief. There is sickness. There is heart-ache. There is death. But in between it all, there are little golden threads of joy. And I am on a journey to find all those golden threads in the nitty, gritty, messy details of life. That means learning to slow down. That means choosing to simplify. It means getting rid of distractions and being intentional about life. It means not letting the good things in life crowd out the best.
My life is far from perfect. My home is far from perfect. My children are far from perfect. But God is in the business of bringing joy and restoration into imperfect lives in a fallen world, and I for one don’t want to miss it! I’ve spent far too much of my life focusing on the hard and missing the joy.
It is my hope that in sharing friday morning fika together, this blog will encourage the weary, give hope to the hopeless, and a little laughter to all. May it inspire you to take time for the things that matter most, finding joy in the journey and in your Savior.