I like to control what I can all the while knowing I am not really in control of anything and trusting completely in the One who is.
I am a firm believer in preparation for events and even the everyday. I think most people appreciate knowing that their days have a certain order and familiarity to them, so I do my best to stay on top of things. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes life happens.
This last month or so has had a lot of the "life happens" stuff in it. Some of it fun, like baby showers, redecorating and babysitting but some of it has been hard to understand like watching my brother face a serious illness and courageously encouraging everyone around him as he does what is needed to beat it. (He is undergoing intense treatment but the prognosis is good, thank God.)
I sent my sister in law a quick text of encouragement last week reminding her that before the foundation of the earth God knew that she and my brother would walk this walk and that He had spent her life equipping her and surrounding her with people to come along side her. Today she paid back those encouraging words with a few of her own. She said that God placed me within 10 minutes of the hospital that would be treating my brother to use me as a sweet blessing to them. To be her feet for errands and her arms for additional comfort.
So if I am a bit spotty in my posts over the next month or so and you think of me, pray that all is well and that I can be what and where I am needed most and that I never lose sight of the Author and Perfecter of life.