We've had some heart achy things grasp hold of us in life; we've had surprises and challenges. There have been moments of overwhelming hilarity and happiness. This season for us is just full.
When I lay down my heart pounds in my ears and I beg for a moment of calm. I expect too much of people-to fill my heart up with that happy feeling. I exhaust myself even more trying to fit that patience into my day, like it's an awkward piece of a puzzle that wasn't cut right.
Last night my husband was out pulling a calf, my girl was asleep in bed and I had a moment. That Moment rained down on me. It's when I realized that we don't need to chase that quietness, we just have to simply Be Still. It's right there.
Jesus drops stuff in our laps all day long and we don't have to chase it like a wild animal.
There is sweet encouragement in the kindness of strangers.
There is tranquility in the sunset.
When I am still I'm overcome with gratitude for all these simple things. Oh, we all talk about the simple things, the simple life, but yes and amen, they are actually there. We just have to quiet the noise of life down and there they are.
If you just stop and take that breath, it's all right there, you don't have to find it. It's right there.
Hoping that in quietness you will find your strength today.