Dear Readers

Have the winter blahs set in for you, yet? Has the dark and cold and staying indoors got you down?

I would like to say that I’m doing well, but then, I realized, I’m excited about the fact that I get to go to Bible study and praise band practice tonight.

Now, I should be glad to go to the church house; don’t get me wrong. And, I am glad. But, this excitement leans toward the kind of joy that a kid has. You know, the kind that makes you start dreaming up other places to go, such as somewhere for dinner.

Or, to the local Kmart that is going out of business and might have something 70 percent off.

Of course, I haven’t been anywhere since the 23rd. Before that, I hadn’t been anywhere since the 19th. Added to that, my husband was in Texas for work from the 22nd until the 25th, leaving me home with the girls and Disney Plus.

Can anyone say Marvel movies?

My oldest daughter went snow tubing on the 24th, so the youngest and I had a movie night. I think her favorite is Captain America.

Anyway, I digress.

So, I guess I’m feeling a little touch of cabin fever. But, I might be able to talk my man into going out for dinner. If not, there’s still Bible study and band practice, which means lots of human interaction. I’ll be ready for quiet some time around 8 PM. LOL

Someone assured me when I was a teenager that mood swings would stop as soon as I grew up. Truth is, they were off, like by a mile.

Seriously, though, what I’m in the mood for right at this moment, might change here shortly. I’m looking forward to getting out and talking to folks who are older than 12 and 14. By tonight, I’ll be looking forward to quiet time and my bed. During the night, I was in the mood to listen to an Amish story. Right now, not so much. Like a wave of the ocean, what I want now will not be what I want later. Emotions, therefore, cannot be relied on.

It goes without saying, then…but I’ll say it, anyway…the heart, which is the seat of our emotions, cannot be trusted.

Sorry, all ye fans of Disney princess movies, but trusting your heart is going to land you in some pretty bad situations, eventually.

There is one we can trust, though. I promise.

Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

Now, don’t get flustered by all those thines and thys. Thine simply means your, and thy means your. It’s the older English way of talking to a close friend or family member.

Simply put, don’t trust in your own understanding; trust in the LORD.

A verse I recite to myself nearly every day says, “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”

He has already given us the kingdom, if we’re one of His.

Why then, do you suppose we worry so?

Well, this writing mama’s dryer just buzzed, and my man will be coming home soon after visiting a friend who is in the hospital. The youngest has a bit more school work to complete, and we got to find out what’s for dinner. So, on that note, I’ll say happy Wednesday, thanks for spending part of it with me, and hope the rest of January treats you well.


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