Sound familiar?

No doubt, this is a stressful time for all of us. If you’re like most families with small children, the challenge of “staying home” is a major one!

  • For one thing, today, it’s raining and windy. So the children need to stay inside.
  • For another thing, our apartment is small, the rooms seem to have gotten smaller,
  • And the children’s playtime seems to have gotten louder!

If you’re like me, you’re seeking refuge from so-much stress, right about now!

So, what to do? Get angry? Cry? Scream? May I make a suggestion?

I disappear into the bathroom with my smartphone, log onto a shopping website and fantasize about a beautiful, glowing blue Chakra strand bracelet on my arm, while I’m sitting at my favorite Café, drinking my favorite drink…with my favorite friends!

Crystals help me go deep inside my soul & remember to be grateful for those precious memories, that make me smile, as the tension fades and a dazzling light shines behind my closed-eyes, & I begin to heal from within.

Lucky for me, I actually have a Lapis Lazuli crystal sitting on the bathroom window-ledge, I turn-on the water & by the way, the sound of running water sounds “mighty” soothing!

Inhale, exhale, relax. Open your eyes, come out of your loneliness, & laugh with the children!

Fluorescent light, Crystal Skies – Listen now!

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Early church tradition affirms that apostle Peter was the author of this letter, First Peter.

Indeed, the purpose of this letter was not to provide a record of the life of Christ, but instead, Peter was encouraging Christians with the comforting spiritual realities behind the persecution they faced.

Peter wanted to emphasize — JESUS, THE OVERSEER & CHIEF SHEPHERD — of all Christians, and when He appears, those who have a relationship with Him will, also, be glorified.

7 casting all your care [anxiety] upon him, because he [“Chief Shepherd”]

cares for you. https://youtu.be/qkOFKPJQ6a8

13  Peace to you all, who are in Christ Jesus. Amen.

I encourage you —

…to memorize ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:6‬-7.

“In nothing be anxious;

but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”

That word…Entreat, appeal, beg, petition, beseech, plead, invocation, request, solicit, urge, pray!!

And the peace of God, [there’s nothing like it; you can’t buy it!]

which passeth all understanding,

• shall guard ..shall keep…

• … your hearts (Yes, your heart hurts, but only for a while),

•  and your mind & your thoughts, (You’re preoccupied with the heartache, but only for awhile),

enjoying life…smiling and sharing more love…in Christ Jesus.”

  #encourage  #inspireothers

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Life is a congregation of choices & decisions.

What will you choose today?

Quote:

“Our world is a joint creation. We have the power…[and we, each, have a profound affect] on those around us!”

From, “Healing Our World” by Mary Ruwart

When we try to control others, we ourselves, become the Controlled.

Like a stone thrown into a quiet pond, our actions and reactions have a rippling affect …outward…affecting our world.

One action towards our neighbor, ripples outward into the community, affecting our “world.”

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