Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, 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 understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil,
but those who plan peace have joy.
We are praising the Lord today for His kindness, and His providence — even when it boggles my mind and I do not understand why He does what He does. I know that He is faithful, even when I question His plans and His motives. I tend to think only on my own plans, my own motives. I pray that He will continue to grow me and mold me so that I seek only after His intentions and faithfully follow His guidance. So that the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart will be acceptable, lovely, and honoring in His sight. Amen.
I spoke with my nurse again today — have gotten a couple of things back from the lab. Found out I have hypothyroid. Wheeeee, I was excited that we found something we can fix!! God is so kind! Hopefully that getting that back in ship-shape order will not only help preserve our future babies but also aid in some other areas for me. I am extremely thankful. After yet another screw-up on the clinic’s part (what in the world is wrong with their administration?! Steven thinks they hire 4th graders to do their desk work…), our follow up appointment will be on the 26th. I am eager for that.
Music camp at church is over. It was a long, busy, humbling week. I am thankful it has passed, but am also thankful that I was blessed with the opportunity to serve & minister there. It was great to see the hard work and growth the kids made in just 6 days. Saturday night they put on a concert at the church, and it went really well. And although my wrists don’t want me touching a piano for a little while, I am happy to say that I even played well. 🙂 Apparently our pastor said to my husband after the concert that his hands were tired just from watching me burn up the keys on Haydn’s “The Heavens Are Telling”! We did take it at a pretty good little clip… 🙂
And have I mentioned our newest hobby of disc-golfing? Yes, well, we did it again last evening with a very dear couple — and Gabriel even came along. He rode on my back (which was a good excuse for my ill playing, haha), and did well enough that we were even able to go to our friends’ house for grilled burgers afterwards. One of the most enjoyable evenings ever, I think. 🙂 God is so kind.
Have I also mentioned that Gabriel started crawling (yes, I know, he’s already walking…) this week? And can get from lying down to sitting up and even standing up now. Praise the Lord!! I’m a very excited mommy. 🙂
Have a delightful evening. I think I shall, as well. Goodnight.