This life is not a state of being righteous, but rather a growth of righteousness; not a state of being healthy, but a period of healing; not a state of being, but becoming; not a state of rest, but of exercise and activity.

We are not yet what we shall be,
but we grow toward it;

The process is not yet finished,
but it is still going on;

This life is not the end,
it is the way to a better.

All does not yet shine with glory;
nevertheless, all is being purified.

-Martin Luther

Easter was lovely - my mom arranged the prettiest centerpieces for her table this year. I'm lucky to have a mom who understand the need for beauty in everyday life. Isaac hunted eggs for the first time, and although he was mostly interested in the marshmallows that we hid inside of the eggs, it was still pretty adorable.

I'm particularly inspired by Martin Luther's words today. I've been feeling a little stagnant lately - so I am happy to be reminded that renewal is always right around the corner.

P.S. I LOVED every single one of your comments on my last post about writing. Thank you for the wonderful feedback!