Everything is a hyperbole these days – we are living in extremes wondering what’s coming next.
Last week I went to the dentist with sever jaw pain, and my dentist said he’s seen more jaw issues in the last 2 months than in the last 10 years. People clench their jaws and grind their teeth in their sleep when they are stressed.
And honestly, sleep has not come easy for me lately. And when it does it’s pocked with distressing dreams.
On Sunday I spent the large majority of the day out in a section of my yard I’m trying to restore to native prairie. (It’s not going well.) Thousands upon thousands of thistles insist on making this their home.
Luckily for me, gardening is when prayer comes most naturally for me. This time the hymn “Be Not Afraid” repeated on a loop in my head, except I was unable to finish the phrase “Be not afraid. I go before you always. Come, follow me and I will give you ____”.
Joy? Peace? WHAT will He give me? Why can’t I remember?
I’ve known this hymn all my life and have never forgotten the last word. And I couldn’t think of it no matter how hard I tried. And then what I believe was the Holy Spirit said to me “It’s exactly what you are looking really hard for and can’t find. You need to know what you are looking for, so you remember where to find it.”
At the end of all of this is Rest. We will find rest for our souls.
Come, follow me, and I will give you rest.
Love to all,
When feelings of frustration, anger, or hurt bubble up in your daily life, this Saint Francis of Assisi necklace reminds you to breathe and become peaceful. Let St. Francis help you de-stress as you turn your actions and thoughts towards those of peace.
We could all use some help finding peace these days. I find mine meeting Jesus in prayer.
This book teaches the reader how “to tune one’s inner attention to the presence of the Lord” by praying the Jesus prayer, a simple, time-honored manner of drinking in His presence every hour of the day.
Bronze-dipped, made in Italy.
Two children rest safely in the arms of an angel, represented by the 11″ Guardian Angel w/ Children Statue.