Sunshine after yesterday's storm.
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid." ... John 14:27
1. I finally made it over to Home Depot and they still had tons of tomato plants(!) Yet I stood there and stood there and just couldn't bring myself to buy one. I felt zero Grace about it and if I've learned anything, it's to follow Grace. And Peace.
So I bought a banana pepper plant instead--and Grace and Peace and I called it Good.
2. Here's something I've never told you: I don't like to be touched by strangers. (Makes my skin crawl just imagining it.) So if you ever send me a gift card for a massage at a spa, I will say thank-you, and then give the card away (probably to Tom who enjoys a good massage from a stranger).
Yeah, I know. But the nice thing about reaching ones fifties is she (generally) stops pretending to appear the same as everyone else. A type of boldness comes along with passing the half century mark, I think, and it's freeing. (But you do have to be a little brave to voice these things.)
3. Naomi is going through one of those 'when it rains, it pours' times. Ack. And of course, as her mother, the temptation is to walk around with a black cloud over my head until everything works itself out.
But I did that for too many years and wasted too many weeks which, at my age, I can't afford to waste anymore. Naomi's handling things quite well, actually, and one thing I know? If I want to be of any real help, I'll walk around in faith, not fear, and stay peaceful inside.
I can't give away peace to anyone if I let mine dribble away.
And that is all the news from around here which is fit to print. :)
"Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal."
... Martin Luther King, Jr.
Fear will cancel #faith- which leads to doubt - & eventually causes unbelief; a disposition of rebellion against God- we cancel all fear!! ... Paula White
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Nope, did not paint the kitchen window frame today as I'd mentioned I might. But I did buy the paint!