When I eat too much from the top of the food pyramid, it's not healthy. When I starve my body of the foundational elements, it can be damaging. If this is true of our bodily diets, cannot we not apply the same framework to our intake of knowledge and information.
There are lots of things we can blame others for and some are legitimate. However, there are far more instances where we seek to blame others where they are not at fault.
Empty can mean many things, but it is also something extraordinary.
Between my evening meetings, her nights out, and our sons school and other activities, these planning sessions are crucial. They were not just times for us to get on the same page with our plans, but also remind ourselves of and align with our priorities.
The gathering of God's people to hear God's Word and celebrate God's goodness is not a nicety for our growth in Christ, it is essential.