Dropping in to say hello,
The end of May is nearly upon us, and with all the activities that surround the coming summer months I find spare time a sought after commodity. We are wrapping up a few more subjects with our schooling; math won’t be wrapped up until the first week in July (or so.) As for other things claiming my attention, the house is in transit with all the final steps for the Missy’s room and an unplanned bathroom gut job along the exterior wall- due to mold revealing itself. Definitely an uninvited house guest. I really feel as though I just run circles all day, perhaps because as I accomplish one task, I turn around to find it undone. I suppose if I did not keep going in circles, (as my husband pointed out) our house would become unliveable. Another option available would be to camp out in the backyard all summer long. 😛
Things have been going well around here, the kids get up at the crack of dawn and I (usually) don’t mind. The part where I do mind is when the sibling squabbles (or maybe full-out wrestling matches?) start at 6am and go until bedtime. I suppose I should hand it to them, they are not pushovers. Maybe our next (bossy) world leaders? I honestly do not know where they get their stubbornness from, ha! Strongly guided in the right direction it will serve them well in the future.
As for my spiritual filling these days, I get it in small doses wherever I can fit it in. I never know if I will have peace and quiet for 5 minutes at 7am, or will have to wait until 4pm. It is taxing on the best of days having the uncertainty of knowing when I can “schedule” God into my day. However, He is faithful- it never ceases to amaze me that whenever I flip open the good book the scripture is waiting for me and very relevant to my heart that day. Bonus is I have a ‘Moms Bible’ filled with devotionals on every other page pertaining to the scriptures throughout the entire bible. I receive the word of God and a devotional regarding one of the more important roles in my life. A scripture I came across just today, and have a feeling I am going to write it out and post it on my fridge is-
“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee; because he trusteth in Thee. Trust ye in the Lord forever: for in the Lord JEHOVAH is everlasting strength.” Isaiah 26:3-4
In other words I will keep looking up to God and He will calm the storms around me. Whether that is minimizing problems that seemed important and become trivial, or giving me clarity on certain issues. All else seems to fade away when we look up to our heavenly Father. It also becomes natural to give grace and love to others when our thoughts and actions are eternity centered. Surprisingly also- strength abounds.
I pray many blessings upon you my friends!
“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request of you all with joy,” Philippians 1:2-4