A Weeping Christian: When Faith and Grief Collide

A blog by Kimberly Crumby

A Breath of Fresh Air

Our God-sized dreaming this week focused on having some fun…doing something “light”…escaping the pressure that is life for at least a few moments.


So, I did. And tried not to let it stress me out.

How easy is it to get so caught up in what we have to do that we forget that sometimes, we just have to be?

That looks different for all of us. To some, being means taking a warm bath with a good book (I’m raising my hand on that one). Others enjoy camping out in “their” spot at the coffee shop. There are those who escape in pure craftiness (and I envy them). Worshiping with powerful music is where some feel right at home.

{I strive to keep priorities in line, but I let my to-do list get to me.}

So, I spent this past Friday evening out with my hubby and friends I don’t get to see often.
I spent Saturday morning enjoying watching my precious boy run his little heart out at soccer.
I spent Saturday afternoon navigating crowds and lines so sweet boy could have some inflatable fun; then, we took him into the big stadium at our college alma mater to watch a spring scrimmage.
We stopped at our favorite bakery in our college town; a happy hour trip to Sonic wrapped up the afternoon.

I arrived back home full of vitamin D and memories. I also arrived home to a mountain of laundry, dirty bathrooms, and a dishwasher that needed to be unloaded.

And you know what? Three days later, some of that still needs to be done. But I wouldn’t trade all those fresh air breaths- or memories- for a shiny sink.

{To keep dreamin…or even to survive life with joy intact…we have to find rest.}

Let’s help each other remember what is truly important…what matters…and what our souls need in order to be ready for that to which God has called us.


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5 thoughts on “A Breath of Fresh Air

  • Kim Hyland says:

    Sounds like a perfect Saturday with memories that will continue to offer joy and strength. Thanks for sharing!

    • kimberly.crumby@att.net says:

      Thanks for taking the time to leave a sweet comment. I will have to visit your blog- love the title.

  • Thank you for sharing your blog with me. I live in Arkansas too (in NWA). I think your blog is a great place and must be a comfort to others who have had to endure the same kind of loss. Lots of blessings to you!


    • kimberly.crumby@att.net says:

      Thanks for your kind words. I very much enjoy all your fabulous tips- and I’m definitely going to try those scrumptious looking “muffins”!

  • Lisa says:

    Sounds like the perfect Saturday! Thanks for sharing. I love how you said, “And you know what? Three days later, some of that still needs to be done. But I wouldn’t trade all those fresh air breaths- or memories- for a shiny sink.” So true! These little movements are so precious :)