Monday, February 29, 2016

What I learned in February


~ Discouragement is no respecter of persons.

February was a tough month. A packed schedule with doctor appointments, traveling, obligations, and office work combined with a recurring bout of acid reflux and friends in crisis pressed down upon me like a dark cloud.

~ I hate traveling. 

Okay, I already knew this but it never changes. Perhaps if it were for fun or rest I might enjoy the journey more. Three weekends of "must" travel wore hubby and I to a frazzle.

~ God gives light in dark places.

In the midst of everything, three days with Lily and laughter and life brought a short respite.

~ I must give myself permission to rest.

Over and over the theme of rest kept resounding this month. I am taking time to lay down with a book or spend a few extra minutes in bed in the morning or simply say no to others and yes to me.

~ Hope can be as simple as two little words - begin again.

Don't give up. 

~ Sometimes waiting, when I want desperately to solve a problem, is prayer.

I battled several nights with the temptation to try to fix a relationship. Everything in me screamed to do something! The still small voice reminded me that God was at work. My work was to wait.

~ God is in control.

This one is an ongoing lesson. Once again I am reminded how easily my heart rebels against my circumstances. I struggle to escape these rugged places. In acceptance lies peace. 


  1. Amen to your list except I do love traveling as long as I don't have to sleep too much on airplanes.

  2. Good lessons learned, Paula! I pray March brings you more rest on the homefront!


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