More than two-thirds through this year (thank God!) ...
And as I was walking the other day, I started reflecting on my one little word for the year: PEACE.
We were vacationing in the beautiful state of New Hampshire as the new year began. I was enjoying some precious alone time riding up to the top of the green run at Crotched Mountain. (All the others were aiming for higher elevations.)
Through the repeated quiet rides up, enjoying the crisp winter beauty, PEACE called to me.
I wanted PEACE this year. I needed, required, desperately craved PEACE -- to slow my pace of life and enjoy some quiet, down time. And then take time to treasure these moments.
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Well. Did God ever provide me with the biggest opportunity of PEACE, or what?!?
Yes, there were many moments of chaos and stress, but I still held tightly to PEACE in my heart and in my home. The gift that we were given to be together for over two months as a family of four. To focus on PEACE over the pace of life. To enjoy family and games and walking and biking and just being together. It's all we had to focus on.
And as we venture into the final months of the year, starting back-to-school in very unconventional ways, I will still need to hold tightly onto my ...
PEACE (and continued prayers).