Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27
I woke up this morning just as I would any other morning, which in itself is a small miracle. I got Inara ready for school and walked her out to the bus. I sat quietly in the backyard and I watched the chickens forage, determine pecking order, and explore as only chickens do. I read today’s reading in Jesus Calling and only then did I realize the date. I knew it was coming, but to not realize that was here is totally different.
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry,whether living in plenty or in want. Philippians 4:12
I sat and reflected. I enjoyed the cool morning, the quiet start to the day. I learned that hummingbirds make a chirping noise. I was amazed to see how much change can happen in such a short time.
plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
I finally feel hope and peace, and not just an empty dull ache. It’s still not, nor do I ever expect or want it to be, all butterflies and rainbows, but for now, there is peace and there is hope, and I know the Lord has plans for me.
Happy 6th Birthday Toby. Mommy loves and misses you every day.