Monday, August 8, 2016

Is Your Crazy Finding a Still Point?

Anne here.

School is starting up in most places in our nation. 
Everywhere families are heaving a collective sigh.

The end of the last school year and start of the summer brought eager celebrations for hard work completed, vacations long-planned, traveling, camps, new friends, old friends. Graduations, moving, weddings, internships, country-hopping. Campfires, cookouts, bike rides. Hiking, fishing, mowing grass, tending gardens.

These are the things summers are made of, leaving us spinning from one thing to the next, not unlike the old fashioned spinning top. It was fun to keep pressing that old toy to spin faster and faster, watching it dance across the floor with glee and doing it again--all while hoping it could keep balance and not topple out of control across the floor. Summer fun is just that--fun. But sometimes the fun just gets to a level of crazy frazzle that brings a longing for routine and stillness. Once it all comes to a close, there's a palpable sigh of relief.

That's what summer schedules are like sometimes.

But take a moment to breath in and release the breath you've been holding.

Find your still point.
Slide into home again.
Gather round the table again.
Listen for His still small voice again.

During my walks this week, the Lord reminded me how much peace His still small voice can bring. Listen to this great worship reminder:
STILL by Chris & Bethany Solyntjes

This was my still point this week: 




Psalm 46:10English Standard Version (ESV)

10 “Be still, and know that I am God.
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth!”

Readers: I'm praying you and your families are finding your still point before the crazy of school begins for another year.
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Blog post by Anne Love-
Writer of Historical Romance inspired by her family roots. 
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Wife, mother, writer by night. 
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2 comments:

  1. My grandson started part time preschool this morning and my granddaughter starts first grade Thursday. This is our last year to keep the grandson. He will start kindergarten next year. That will be when we start doing more traveling in our RV

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    1. Camping sounds great!! We have had such a crazy summer, we haven't even gone yet.

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