Hi, Everybody! Are you ready for a new week? It's still September, my FAVORITE month of the year because it's my birthday month! I guess October can be a favorite, too! It's both Jenny and Scott's birthday month and . . . Bill and I are going to Hawaii for my fall break at the end of the month! Yahoo! In six weeks, I'll be bobbing around in the South Pacific! Ahhhh!
However, in order to remain a nice person for the six weeks until THAT, I am going to try to keep things peaceful and frenzy free. I'm sort of considering how I am going to do this (smile) and one of the ways is to enjoy some quiet and candlelight every evening. Add to this a cup of tea and some sweet reading time.
I think I also need regular sniffs of lovely flowers. I do remember there are always fresh flowers at the grocery store!
I think I need VERY frequent looks at THESE precious faces!
But this I know . . . by myself, I can do nothing, but if I am clothed with the most effective outfit that exists:
"Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests."
I am going to keep my gear on!
This is my friend Tracy's son in the outfit I mentioned! Isn't he a little beacon?
And . . . I'm going to hold on tight (but not too tight) to the sides of the Radio Flyer of life. I loved the end of that movie Parenthood when the grandma who has been pretty quiet through all the chaos says that life is a roller coaster and you should just put your hands up and enjoy the ride!
Oh, happy, happy abundant LIFE!