Patience lost and found

Weather weary. That is the only way that I can describe it for folks here on the East Coast (except you Florida just keep on doing your sunshine thing). I personally have no problem with snow, nasty weather, or whatever you want to call it. Sure it interrupts the routine of my “normal” week, but it is not going to get me down. What does stretch me thin is when one of my kids gets hit with a stomach bug the night before a cancelled school day. I am blessed in so many ways with the ability to work from home when my roads don’t get plowed, but helping with the important tasks of detox, caring for the kids, and remaining calm after no sleep the night before while working is simply daunting. This is not my first go at this kind of day this winter. I wish I could say that I have the un locked the key to remaining clear headed and patient with everyone in the house, but the mind and emotions sure seem to get in the way of speaking in love to those near me every time I open my mouth.

Here is what I am doing today to keep things in perspective and to share grace to the most important people in my life. Pray. By this I mean I put on some songs by Crowder, especially this one.

I take a moment to be still and reflect on God’s sacrifice for me and those in my house. By moment I mean a second or two, because that is usually all I get.

It is true what is in Philippians 4:8:
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

May God grant your soul rest whatever you face today!


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