Well, Hello There!
Why, Yes! I am still here!
Do you ever have life just completely get away from you?
Do you ever feel in the dark about how things are going to turn out?
Well, that is how things have been lately. There has been so much going on from this way and that way we have been going nonstop. Uncertainty. Fear. To-do lists out of control. Places to be and things to do.
We have had lot of health issues, a surgery and unnecessary job stress over the last week.
So that is where I’ve been. I know I’ve missed 2 Maxim Mondays and a LWW, but we will pick up where we left off and move forward.
Because I have decided that I will not allow all of this to define me. To take my heart of peace and joy from me.
…and no one will take your joy from you.Gospel of John 16:22
Oh, for sure, it has not been easy for me to do. I must fight against my natural tendency to get stuck. I think part of what has really helped me stay “unstuck” has been the fact that I’ve been required to stay busy. I have had to be caregiver and busy.
The job stress and uncertainties for my husband have been difficult but we put our trust in God and know we will be fine no matter what. I recently found a beautiful prayer that I’ve been praying.
Prayer brings peace and calm. It helps us remember there is something bigger than us.
As I’ve talked about before Joy Even in Trials is the ultimate goal. Finding, seeking, hunting for those treasures. Trusting in God, in the difficult moment. “Giving thanks in all things!” It is what we must do.
Here is a beautiful prayer for just that. Giving thanks. And I love it because we also ask to be filled with Joy and Gladness!