“Approach this day with awareness of who is boss, as you make plans for the day, remember that it is I who orchestrate the events of your life.” ~Sarah Young Jesus Calling
Today is a big day.
I don’t think our country has ever been more passionate.
I have definite feelings about who I want in the White House and who I don’t. As do most. And there are believers on both sides.
2020 was a ridiculous year.
2021 is starting off a bit ridiculous as well.
I’m not sharing new thoughts. I’m sharing my thoughts so maybe my kids & grandkids & great grandkids will read an account of this time period from a simple, faithful, stay at home mom.
I don’t understand why we experienced a global pandemic that shut the world down. Why we are still experiencing it.
Why March 13, 2020 was the last time my children stepped into their kindergarten & 10th grade classes.
But I do know that throughout this time we came to the decision to homeschool the twins. It was a radical decision for us. I’ve always been a fan of public school, especially our local one.
But this time at home with my kids has been enlightening, frustrating & precious. There is nothing quite like teaching your child to read & watching them blossom. We are now preparing to continue homeschooling the twins.
This would never have happened most likely without being pushed into the decision by the struggle virtual school brought & the desire for the littles to have a more consistent 1st grade year.
So out of struggle a new dream was born. And a blessing was received.
I’m praying for our country. For our leaders. For our families & churches & friends.
I am hopeful that out of this struggle a new dream will be born. And a blessing will be received.
This morning I am reminded of who the Boss is. As I sit with my littles, practicing phonics & giving marshmallow breaks, I am thankful.
Thankful that I am not the Boss.
Thankful that while I do my part, ultimately I am not in control.
As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. As the rain and the snow come down from Heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: it will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”
Do not be dismayed.
It is well.
You are so loved!