homework and seasons


In between selling barnwood furniture, and going to amishville to buy horse shoes to get ready for the upcoming Mule Day parade, and just enjoying this beautiful TN weather I am studying the grand world of Kindle Publishing and working from my favorite home office, my front porch Smile. Spring has exploded here in the South and it is beautiful. We are way ahead of schedule and things are now blooming about 3-4 weeks earlier than usual. It has been an incredibly busy day, week, month, no, year so far and the rest of it looks to be busier. So sometimes it is good to just escape and sit on the front porch for a bit. It is quiet and peaceful at the moment, I can smell the freshly cut grass and hear the worship music playing inside. It is a lovely day to contemplate life.

Hubby prayed with a man in jail recently who is in a tough spot. Worse than being between a rock and a hard place. Torn by circumstances. Innocent and yet paying the price for another in order to protect his family. Laying his life down for a friend, actually family members. Knowing that Jesus is his only answer yet not even seeing how the creator of the universe can rescue him. As I pray for this man I contemplate all the needs, a friend with a dying child, another friend who recently lost a loved one, a widow I know who is so heartbroken she has fallen into a lifestyle of sin. I am contemplating all the rejoicing in my household with 2 daughters becoming engaged in the past week, and yet mourning for a son who has lost his way and is not here rejoicing with us. How does it all fit? It doesn’t this side of Heaven. It only fits in His grand scheme of things. It only fits when our focus is on Him. And even in that, half of the time we cannot possibly understand how He can fix it. But He can, and most often only He can. That is where our peace comes from, seeing that, recognizing it in the mist of contemplating, surrendering it all, daily.

praying for you my dear friends that Jesus is your peace, daily.


  1. Gretchen says:

    Just what I needed to hear, thank you. Life does get confusing when we try to figure out why happen. stuff happens. Keeping our eyes focused on our LORD is what gets us through.

  2. Melanie says:

    Thank you for sharing this. 🙂

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