1. Obedience to God does not guarantee no suffering. I lived a long time thinking that if I could follow the rules well enough, suffering would be minimal.
  2. Mothering Jacob is something that is pulling me even deeper into Christ because Jacob follows no formula, is highly sensitive and spirited.
  3. Even when you purpose in your heart to get rid of things and have an end goal in mind, it's very easy to slip back into the "cram as much as you can in" mentality. This goes for physical things as well as mental.