(Okay, here we go with my new computer. I can't send email groups from our computer; more work and learning to be done! I have been sending Karen's Korners from it as well as from our web site. I have moved all the addresses here, to be sent together. Hope it works! Please let me know if your email is garbled.)
Something from Sarah Young's "Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence". I need to listen to what she/Jesus has to say in this one (tearing my hair with a computer with problems......):
"I am calling you!
to a life of constant communion with Me.
Basic training includes learning to live above your circumstances,
even when interacting on that cluttered plane of life.
You yearn for a simplified lifestyle,
so that your communication with Me can be uninterrupted.
But I challenge you to relinquish the fantasy of an uncluttered world.
Accept each day just as it comes, and find Me in the midst of it all.
"Talk with Me about every aspect of your day, including your feelings.
Remember that your ultimate goal is not to control or fix everything around you;
it is to keep communing with Me.
A successful day is one in which you have stayed in touch with Me,
even if many things remain undone at the end of the day.
Do not let your to-do list (written or mental) become an idol directing your life.
Instead, ask My Spirit to guide you moment by moment.
He will keep you close to Me."
Bible verses Young suggests reading: I Thessalonians 5:17; Proverbs 1:6