Ever Present Help

Yesterday my day was very trying for me from morning until evening. I started the morning eating a piece of cake-nothing I should have been eating for breakfast. The cake didn’t make my stomach happy. Along with the cake I ate a piece of candy. Mistake number two. There was no nutrition for my body in anything I ate.

Chaos overtook my desk. It was as if someone would shuffle the papers and put them in disarray throughout the day. I spent more time trying to reorganize than I did accomplishing my goals.

Another concern of mine was my piano lessons I hadn’t prepared for. Was my instructor going to be able to tell I didn’t practice? Just maybe he’d give me a pass.

At the end of my work day I stayed and talked to my friend. When I looked at my watch I realized I wouldn’t be able to go home before lessons. It was a good thing I brought my books with me. By the time I got to my car and on the freeway I had less than twenty minutes to go quite a ways before 4:00.

I made it to piano lessons with a couple minutes to spare. I had true confession with my instructor and admitted I hadn’t practiced and he said it was alright. An amazing thing happened. I played like I knew what I was doing. I was pretty satisfied and so was he. We even played a duet.

On the way home a friend called to check if I had gotten home safely because the weather was somewhat messy. We talked about other things that were concerns on my mind. He offered comfort and encouragement-just what I needed. It took me to a restful, peaceful place that cleared my mind and I could have a good sleep when I went to bed.

The chaos was gone.

Sometimes our days will go down a path we didn’t plan for it to. It’s usually a path that we have to walk through because it is the only way to come out. But in those moments instead of freaking out wringing our hands helplessly take a deep breath and search for the good that is embedded in the bad. As we recognize the good we will receive a fresh wind to continue down the path to the end. Never fear. Our ever present help is here.

2020 A New Era

Today is the second month of the new era 2020. How did you start out in the new? Did you make New Years resolutions as you may have done in years past. If so how’s that working out for you in this new era. Have you implemented the changes you’ve written in your new journal for 2020?

There’s a lot of noise buzzing around in the air. Distraction is everywhere taking you off track and preventing the new you from being presented. I have to be careful or else I’m derailed and distracted and I don’t even realize it.

I decided I would live my life differently this decade. I think I got a little rambunctious and overloaded my life and schedule. When I got a revelation I stopped and took another look at what I was doing. Wisdom told me that I needed to step back from such a full schedule and add some down time.

The first few days were hard to get use to but I finally fell in step and everything is working out fine.

I’m keeping track of my activities on my phone and in my calendar book so I won’t miss anything. That is working out great because the beginning of every week and throughout the week I check to see if my schedule is ok or if I need to make changes.

I’m excited about how this new era has started out and have great expectations for the outcome of the rest of the year.

I hope yours is as exciting for you as mine is for me.