“There is no peace,” says God, “for the wicked.” Isaiah 48:22 MSG
There is one thing you can always be assured of – that God will always bring peace. With any decision I’ve ever made, I knew it was the one God wanted me to make based on the peace
(or lack of) in my heart.
He will never try and confuse you. That’s Satans job. God isn’t the author of confusion.
We generally let Satan do his dirty work on us when we stop paying attention to what God has in store for us, and that’s when we get all confused and worried.
But God as this amazing abundance of peace that he loves to give us.
Any time I’ve ever counseled someone, and I ask them about the time they really ‘got saved’, there is generally a phrase or description of a “weight being lifted off of them”. Seriously, people almost always say this.
That is the peace of God lifting the junky weighty sin out of your life and filling you with peace, his peace. His never-ending peace.
If you have never felt this peace, then you are missing out. It’s wonderful being able to lay your head down at night and know everything is going to work out. I don’t have to wonder. Even if bad gets worse, I know it will work out.
And it is grand.
But you have to be a child of God to experience this real deal. There is no substitute for God’s peace. And there is no other source in which to find it.
Well.. We had a busy past few days. Lucy turned 2 last Thursday. I’m still a little shocked about it. I mean.. she’s two now. TWO. Not one. Two. And she’s pretty precious.
Her actual birthday (Thursday) started with some cuddling on the couch, with brother as a pillow.
Real comfortable for me.
Then we met Daddy for lunch and ate.
And played with straws. He’s such a good Daddy.
Then we had birthday nap. This girl naps hard.
I put her in our bed in hopes of a cuddly birthday nap… but she woke up after about 30 minutes, so I had to put her in her bed to let her finish. It could have been wonderful. But when she wakes up and finds a person near her.. she starts. With poking and slapping and digging. So my nap wasn’t very cuddly.. or nappish.
Then Saturday we had her party. It was cute. We had cake and banana splits.
Don’t judge. I made it myself. It looks.. choppy… but it tasted good!
Not sure if it was because her cake was on fire, or the fact that 20 people were staring at her on the table singing to her and grinning ear to ear, but she wasn’t a fan of this part. She didn’t blow out her candles either.
She started getting the hang of it when presents started getting opened, though!
She got tons of CUTE clothes. I mean.. some REALLY cute stuff. And she got lots of really cute toys too! And lots of princess stuff. Meaning – this week… Me and lil girl are gonna watch Beauty and the Beast. She got a few Belle things, and so she needs to know who Belle is. Right? Of course! So.. One day this week, if you stop by – you’ll find me and Luc on the couch with a big bowl of popcorn and some cokes watching Belle and Ms. Pots. That will be a good day.
I got her a stroller… and she pushed that thing around for like 30 minutes.
My dad kept letting her baby horse (it’s in the stroller) bite him. Lucy thought this was the funniest thing. So she kept making loops. And she’d get the stroller as close as possible to him to make sure he got his finger nicked by that little baby horse.
I don’t get to see them very often; they live in Montgomery. And Lucy, now officially being a two year old, doesn’t handle car rides much over 3 hours. At 3 hours she begins to get… cranky. That’s me being very nice.
Besides her party – other things that went on…
I made Judah’s door hanger for the hospital 🙂
I found this Docker’s shirt, vest and tie set for 6 bucks. How stinkin adorable is this??
And I also found a coupon code for Children’s place online. So I ordered Lucy some cute sandals! I got them for like $3.19 each. Seriously. How cute!
And Lucy finally says “Cheese” for the camera. Except… it looks like this.
Not a pretty-cheese. It is, however, a cute-as-can-be-cheese. I’ll take it.
That gets you caught up!
If anyone has any ideas for things for me to do before Judah gets here.. I’m all ears. I don’t have any more parties to plan, or showers to wait for… So now.. I’m just waiting. And I don’t wanna lose my mind waiting so I’ve been trying to come up with a list of things I can do to make my time sneak by a little quicker. Of course, make my time sneak by without spending any money. I’ve done enough of that. So…. any suggestions?
Hope your Monday feels like a Tuesday!