It is hard to believe that the year is almost at an end. Soon the new year will begin.
I am not typically one of those people who makes resolutions for the new year but this last year has really left me tired. I have slept but often still been so tired. I have done and been and I have planned and completed list gets still have often felt overwhelmed and unaccomplished.
And so I am determining this year to become accomplished. To no longer be overwhelmed. I have purposed in my heart to hold on to the Prince of Peace so that I can have peace.
I am beginning to read a lot more. Reading is one of those things that brings me such joy and so I am purposing to carve out times everyday to read even if it is just for a few moments. These books I read are powerful and also peaceful.
I have been pondering quite a bit too. We all need to grow, to become different, from the day before. And sometimes I bring my oldest son along for the ride. Because he is in a place where his life is messy too. And he needs to know that God is there in that mess with him. ( unfortunately for him most of what I read is written to women so we have to get a bit creative there or he starts to feel awkward perhaps?).
I am a mom. I am home educator. I am a mother and I am a wife. I am an area coordinator for an international exchange program. I’m a writer and a reviewer of books and all things of homeschool sorts. It’s overwhelming saying all that. And there are still hats that I sometimes wear which I haven’t even mentioned here. Hockey mom, housekeeper, cook, nurse…I could go on.
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I! It isn’t about me. It never is. That’s about Jesus and when I take all that I do and I give it to him it suddenly isn’t so overwhelming. When I allow him to lead and when I allow him to use all that I have and all that I am he makes something beautiful out of all of it. Even that little stupid stuff but I can’t stand. The situation the drives me nuts. The person who I just can’t understand. Even the overcooked noodles.