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Spring

I subscribe to Real Simple magazine. This is on page 8 of the April 2019 issue.

I love Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery. Fall and spring…more like Spring and October’s are my favorite seasons. We are kindred spirits, I think.

Happy Thursday.

Blessings.

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Sunday Thoughts

Carmen is in the process of moving from Baton Rouge to Tallahassee, and has the burden of two rents until she can find a sub-lessor.  She applied for and got a new job in her degree field (so proud).  She has been anxious about the money, and rightly so, but we have reassured her that we will help.  It will be tight, but we are able, thankfully.

She gets her anxiety from me.  Although, as her parent, I try to reassure her (sometimes more than twice in a day), she accepts it, and then takes it back.  I understand that it is hard not to.

“Thank Me for the gift of My Peace, a gift of such immense proportions that you cannot fathom its depth or breadth.  When I appeared to My disciples after the resurrection, it was Peace that I communicated first of all.  I knew this was their deepest need:  to calm their fears and clear their minds.  I also speak Peace to you, for I know your anxious thoughts.  Listen to Me!  Tune out the other voices, so that you can hear Me more clearly.  I designed you to dwell in Peace all day, every day.  Draw near to Me; receive My Peace.” – John 20:19; Colossians 3:15 – Jesus is Calling by Sarah Young

We know as children of Christ, we have peace in Him.  He reassures me, I know that.  I take back what I give to him thinking that I need to be in control.  I know that I am not, but at the time, it makes me feel better.  But in the end, it makes matters worse.  I know that if I give an issue I am struggling with to God, and let Him continue to have it, it calms me —gives me a peace and understanding.  It is when I think He is doing nothing that I take it back.  Like I know these things?

We all struggle with peace, and anxiousness, just on different levels.  People have struggled since the beginning of time with these things – maybe not a mortgage or rent – but finding shelter, and having food?  Why don’t we look back and see that we are carried?  Cared for?  Loved and reassured?   I know these things.  I question.  I struggle.

As a parent, I try to let our children know these same things, and become frustrated that they don’t listen.  I am thankful for a God that extends His care and peace over and over again without limitations.  I try to do the same for my family.  That is what we are to do, right, be like Christ?

How do you struggle?  What calms you with the daily issues of life?

Blessings.

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Power

This is so true for me with my health, home, and work.

I need to reset my attitude in everything pertaining to my body, and it begins with the mind.

Struggling, but aware.

Do you have something you need to change your mindset?

Blessings.

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Sunday Thoughts

Carmen and I flew home yesterday to 74 degree weather. We unpacked our bags, changed clothes, and headed to the beach.

We live about 15 minutes away so it’s not a long drive except during everyone’s spring break! It took about 40 minutes to get there but so worth it.

We ate some oysters and crab claws, and our bodies were thankful.

My mind and heart are thankful as well. I had a wonderful experience with Carmen. I love our friendship and the way it has blossomed with her aging.

Thankful to God for both of my adult children even with the trials and tribulations. They continue to make my heart happy.

“I thank God every time I remember you.” – Philippians 1:3 NIV

What are you thankful for today?

Blessings.