Hi friend! Welcome to today’s edition of the Nightly (Good) News!
A little background for our new NGN friends:
If you’ve been feeling worn down by the news lately, like I have been, you’re in the right place. I found that nighttime was when I was feeling especially worried and sad, and after talking to many of you, I realized I wasn’t alone.
So, I put together a brief nightly email that gives you something encouraging to read before bed. Instead of getting sucked into the spiral of terrible news, we can all focus on something positive and sleep a little better. You can click here to get these delivered to your inbox each night! I’ll also post them here on the blog the next morning.
Each letter will include a Bible verse and a few thoughts on it, plus something that’s helpful, happy, beautiful, or fun. Delivered to your inbox each weeknight!
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“therefore I will hope in him.””
– Lamentations 3:22-24
My friend texted me yesterday and said, “Happy Groundhog Day!”
Which, of course, it wasn’t. But it sure feels like it is, doesn’t it?
We’re waking up each morning to the same kind of day – which for most of us means we’re home again, going nowhere. Same routine as the day before.
For others it means heading out to the front lines, fighting this virus as only our heroic doctors and nurses can.
For others it might mean another day of searching for a job to replace the one they just lost.
Is this Groundhog Day? Or the apocalypse?
There’s this weird mix of redundancy and uncertainty about our days right now. And that can easily make us start to spin out as we repeat the same uncertainty and redundancy ever day for the immediate future.
In times where we are literally living one day at a time, around the entire world, this verse gives me such hope, because one thing (at least!) IS certain: Our God’s mercies are NEW every morning. Every morning!
Every morning, there is mercy for us.
Every morning, He is faithful.
Every morning, He is our portion, providing exactly what we need for the day.
Every morning, His steadfast love remains true.
Therefore, we will continue to hope in Him. Whatever tomorrow brings – we know He will remain the same.
Lord, you know better than we do that all we need, you provide each day. Thank you for promising your mercy, lovingkindness, and provision for us each day. Please be with those on the front lines of this fight, and be with those whose lives are made more difficult by the situation we find ourselves in. Help each person to know you and your mercy, and experience your daily provision for us.
A little something delicious…
If you’re starting to plan for what Easter Sunday at home might look like, I’d love to share a few (easy) recipes with you!
We always make these cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning, and I think we’re going to make them for Easter morning, too. They are delicious and make everyone happy, so why not?!
I just made this Sunday Night Stew and this easy French Bread for dinner last night, and it was unbelievably good. If you have a standing mixer, the bread is so easy, and now I want to make fresh bread every day. And the stew is one of our favorites – everyone loves it, and it’s very simple to make. It would make a lovely Easter Dinner!
What are you cooking at home this Easter? I’d love to hear your favorite recipes too! Share them below!
Kayse is a wife, mom, and founder of the Anchored Women community. She writes to help women fight busy, find rest, and build a life that’s anchored in Christ. Kayse is also the creator of the S.O.S. Planner, the Anchored Life Kit, and other practical resources that equip women to manage their homes and families in confidence. You can find her writing and her resources at anchored-women.com!