Hitting the Pause Button

April 14, 2011

When I think about the last three months it seems as if I’m looking back at a roller coaster.  From being in the hospital with Luke, to seeing God’s sweet and overwhelming provision in our lives over and over and over again, to our trip to California to spend time with our best friends and family, to being faced with the looming passing of a favorite family member, to making decisions about the future–it’s just really been a lot to take in in a relatively short amount of time.  And that’s not even considering the miraculous pregnancies, heart-wrenching prognosis, weddings, and life-altering trials that my friends have faced.  All this and the every-day happenings of life have seemed to take me away from writing here, which is sad, because I love it so much.  Each time I sit down to write about photography tips or natural home cleaning products it just seems kind of pointless in light of everything else happening in my life and I just can’t seem to write anything post-worthy.  My hope, though, is that next week (once a very special project that is taking up all my free time is done–I’ll share about it once it’s done & gifted) I will be able to start afresh with posting here more regularly, because despite my writer’s block, I really do have a lot of things I want to share: The final three tips to taking a great photo, a series on natural (and homemade) home cleaning products, a Drumm Studios summer giveaway, some thoughts on what God thinks about us being unhealthy (if He even thinks about it at all), and a documentary series on spring cleaning (ahhh! pressure . . .).  Stay tuned for those posts, but for now I leave you with the passages of Scripture that have brought peace to my heart during these last three months,  Perhaps they’ll bring peace to yours too:

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near.  Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

-Philippians 4:4-9

For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?  Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.-Matthew 6:25-34

 

And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

-Philippians 4:19

For the Lord God is a sun and shield;

The Lord gives grace and glory;

No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly

-Psalm 84:11

O fear the Lord, you His saints;

For to those who fear Him there is no want.

The young lions do lack and suffer hunger;

But they who seek the Lord shall not be in want of any good thing.

-Psalm 34:9-10

Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.  Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.  For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.

Colossians 3:1-4

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One Response to “Hitting the Pause Button”

  1. Jasmine said

    Thanks, I needed those verses today.

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