Saturday, August 15, 2015
I wrote this post: Best Summer Plans before Summer even started.
I had a bit of anxiety coming into Summer as I could see how many people I have, and how many different activities that represents and how many hours of being 'on' and how many or few hours of 'down time' that would all add up to.
But God!!! He is faithful and merciful.
He did not lighten my load, but He gave me the grace and the energy and the JOY to do it all. I have had one of the busiest summers and one of the best summers.
I had prayed for 'happy chaos' and 'wild peace' and I can say with complete confidence and gratitude, that has been exactly what we have had.
We didn't do anything huge, but we did a huge amount, and I was somewhat sane for most of it. haha
The events of celebration and activity ranged from,
engaged to be married
to learning to roll over and giggling,
to pig farmin'
and every sport and birthday in between.
Along with all the hustle and bustle of runnin' kids here and there,
I had the opportunity to lead a Bible study at our church and also do a Bible study at home with Charsie this summer.
Time in the Word and prayer with ladies that I love; it doesn't get any better than that.
For me, this was the biggest gift of the summer.
It kept me grounded in the Word and moving forward in a positive Way, while living on the fly.
God knows I need my mind on Him at every spare moment or I get sidetracked.
So, as I logged a lot of miles on the car and the stroller, there is potential for some stray thoughts....I had to take those moments and focus and pray and prepare for Bible study.
He knows how to keep me on His track! I praise HIM for this.