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Remembering to Be Still

Last year we were all forced to take life a little slower. Dad was off work for two months and we were able to get SO many projects done around the house, have quality family time, and eat dinner before 7 almost every night. We ate food fresh from the garden at the table in the Sunroom watching the garden grow.

Once the Shutdown ended life began to resume its normal pace slowly. It felt manageable. Not too much too fast. Just enough for us to find our balance again. And then we started a new year. With that new year came new experiences and opportunities, along with commitments and responsibilities that we’ve always had.

Life is SO busy, there’s a LOT happening all at once and frankly, it’s almost overwhelming.

But the thing is none of this is bad…it’s great, really. There are SO many blessings and answered prayers. The new experiences, opportunities, growth, friends, and LIFE happening right in front of our faces.

But it’s also uncomfortable and outside all our comfort zones. We have something on the calendar nearly every weekend for the months of September and October…Being that busy—even with good things leaves all of us a little uneasy. Feeling like we can’t stay on top of all the things and exhausted just looking at the calendar.

But we keep reminding ourselves and each other that this right here—this crazy, wonderful, busy season IS LIFE, and we need to pause long enough to enjoy it.

I’ve spent SO much time over the years comparing my life to that of others—either on Social Media or in real life. And it’s really dawned on me in the last couple of weeks that I DO have a life to live. Things to do, friends to visit, and experiences to be had. And you know what? It feels GOOD!

It was SO much easier to find a balance when everyone was home, and we were able to stay on top of all the things. Now, it feels like everything’s spinning out of control and we can’t stay on top of anything. We’re learning (and being reminded) that we need to be still. We need to make sure that we are taking care of ourselves Spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Because life is busy and almost overwhelming it’s easy to get distracted and go off course. So, we need to be taking precautions. Spending time in the Bible and praying, making sure that we are being a light for Jesus with whoever we meet, and taking the time to thank God for the blessings that He’s given us!

“Be still, and know that I am God…” –Psalm 46:10

Until next time,

Bailey Sue

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