For the past week, peace has evaded me. From morning until evening my life has been packed with schedules, work and routine.
It’s busy in the public school world.
I guess that’s why I always loved homeschooling, home life, and relaxed schedules. Because I believe rest and boredom are essential for our souls. The unrest this generation is facing is possibly as damaging as starvation to our souls.
We do not rest.
And I’m not used to this. To be honest, I’m not sure I’m going to get used to this. In fact, I refuse to get used to the chaos inside of me… Outside chaos can only be handled well with inside peace.
There has to be another way.
As I was meditating on Psalm 23 this morning, I heard God’s gentle rebuke:
“Heather, you are worried about many things, but only one thing is needed… choose what is better and it will not be taken from you.”
Friends, we get to choose.
Chaos or peace.
Fear or trust.
Striving or being.
It’s a daily choice. One that I have been forgetting. I choose peace. I choose trust. I choose living in each moment. I choose to stop and admire the beauty of the fall leaves. I choose to slow down and listen to what my kids are actually saying. I choose to make eye contact and respond.
I choose peace.