Monday, July 14, 2008

Thou Shall Not Freak Out

Happy Monday everyone!

I have woken up today with a sense of panic on me. You know that feeling of "you better hurry up and get going" before you have had one cup of coffee.

That ain't good.

This is because we have moved at a speed of lightning all weekend and I've had that feeling of wondering what day it is, what time it is, or anything along the lines of being organized and in control. I do know that there are 401 things brewing in my mind that ARE NOT done and SHOULD HAVE been done last week. Oh, you know. Maybe check the bank account and make sure I'm not sitting there with minus $200 or something. I believe the dog hasn't eaten in a day either.

My boys are still busy in baseball. We are playing in a tournament in our hometown right now so you would think these feelings of stress, freaking out, hurry up mind set, would not be with me. But they are.

Here we are yesterday. A picture of all 5 of us....that's so rare.




We actually are doing well as I sit here and type this out. The family is great! It's just me and my little self that want to LOSE MY MIND! I'm looking this scripture up in my Bible now....

Proverbs 14:30..."A heart of peace gives life to the body."

I need me some of that peace today. I need me some of that life today. Is there any scripture about having a clear head and slowing down and direction that I may need??

You better believe it!!!

I'm off to dig into discernment, wisdom, joy, and love right now.

Those 401 things will get taken care of. How many times do I say that God is all about the details of our every day life?? Enough to know that

HE IS.

HE WILL.

HE IS ABLE.

I believe Him to take over my heart and mind today. I'm asking Him now.
Have a blessed day everyone. Enjoy! Let's get this day started....and do not make any comments about the cereal!



Peace~

17 comments:

Melinda said...

Thanks for this, as I read it with my own "401" ticking away in my head!

And, I would've gone with Fruity Pebbles, but hey, that's just me. :o)

Hugs,
Melinda

Teri said...

I love the amplified version of 2 Tim 1:7

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.

So, yes my friend, He has given you a SOUND MIND girl which translates to PEACE!

GLORY!

I am praying for you!
Love & Hugs,
Ter

Patty said...

Is this for Kim and me? LOL

Girl, you are so right. I have a zillion and one things to do but one thing I have learned and learned the hard way, have my quiet time before I start on anything else.

No problem here with the Cocoa Krispies, love it!!! Georgia loves to eat those. :O)

Enjoy Him today and good luck to your boys in the ball tourney!!
Love You,
Patty

Dana said...

I am praying peace on ya my friend. My quiet time this morning was on slowing down. How do we do that Fran? HOW?

Love,
Dana

BethAnne said...

I pray that you will be able to slow down and find some peace for today (and the rest of the week for that matter). I soooo know where you are coming from....sometimes we get so busy we dont know which way to go.

I say you and me get in our cars and take a trip to Destin. What do ya think? (If only we could, if only we could)

Earen said...

Ok, I had to laugh about the cereal box comment! You're too funny! That would be me too.

He will keep in perfect peace him whos mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You....not sure where that's found, but I pray His peace that passes all our understanding rest in your heart today. May you be obsessed with Him even more today! Blessings friend!

beckyjomama said...

Does "pass me a bowl" count as a comment?!

on't sweat it girl - it will all work out. Just let Him lead!!

Love ya!
Becky Jo

Michelle V said...

Fran,

I struggle with the constant urgency and always have too much on my plate and there are never enough hours in the day! I try very hard to take some moments to be still and know that He is God, and let Him give me some peace. Because that is the only way I will get any peace!

Blessings
Michelle

connorcolesmom said...

Ok I am loving the title of the post!!
I feel like that some mornings and it is such a bad feeling!

I actually had that feeling when I was thinking of all the things left to do b/f SA - AAH!!

Ok I am better now!

Love ya
Kim

Shelley said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who feels like that! This afternoon I just crashed. My brain couldn't function or comprehend what to do next! After an hour on the couch under my favorite blankie, I felt better!

Cheryl said...

Boy, do I need a double portion of peace right now or what!?

I'll probably post about it later!

Great picture!

Holly said...

C ould I say
O nly that
C razy days come
O ne day at a time?
A nd may Christ's

P eace
E ver
B e fully in you as you
B elieve that He is
L ord over each new day
E specially
S ince He loves you so!

Hee hee! Time for bed now. Did you like my puzzle?

Bev Brandon said...

Your food for thought (pun intended) made me think that in a few hours, a phone call will come that may change my life to 401 things to do, like move a house of stuff I've had for 33 years...hmmm.

Denise said...

Praying for sweet peace to fall down upon you my friend.

Linda said...

Great picture. Love the post Hope the kids do well but even more important I want your shoes. Please do tell where they came from.
Blessings,
Linda

ocean mommy said...

I hear you! And if I were there, I bet between the two of us we could finish off that box of cereal in one sitting!!!

His Girl said...

Proverbs 14:30..."A heart of peace gives life to the body."

I needed that!

this was the perfect post for me to read this day. thanks!!!

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