Friday, July 12, 2013

Happy Thoughts

I am excited today to steal a moment away from the mayhem of summer break.  Kids are quietly watching a movie and the computer is unoccupied.  IT'S A MIRACLE!!!

I was reading Romans 5 the other day and I LOVED it.

Being justified by faith
we have peace with God 
through our Lord Jesus Christ... 
and rejoice in hope 
of the glory of God.  
--Romans 5:1-2

I have spent much of my life seeking peace.  Wanting peace.  Not just quiet cooperation among the kids, but the peace that calms the soul.  Through Jesus Christ, through our faith in Him, we can commune with our Father and feel His peace and rejoice in the hope of that rest with our Father.

We glory in tribulation also;
knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
And patience, experience;
and experience hope;
And hope maketh not ashamed
because the love of God 
is shed abroad in our hearts by 
the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
--Romans 5:3-5

Knowing, understanding, embracing this process-- problems, patience, experience, hope, LOVE-- allows me to relax and let life happen.

Off to play with the little ones.

1 comment:

  1. I really like the Story of why you named your website what you did. I am an recovering addict too and I just started blogging last month. I invite you both to check out my blog www.faithasalivingfire.blogspot.com.

    Thanks for your share!

    - J

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