If you are looking for a flathead screwdriver you will find a phillips head…..and, visa versa.
This life is full of surprises, twists & turns, & disappointments. I’ve had some in my own life. When I was small, my parents divorced. I wanted so badly for them to be together & for everyone to be happy. But that wasn’t possible, at least, not the way I saw it happening. The Lord sees things in a different light. His perfect knowledge & love may seem to be absent at times, but it is constantly & consistently there . His hand is in everything, it is such an incredible thing that at times I hardly notice it. It isn’t until I learn to step back & look at the broad spectrum of things, that I can realize: I wasn’t in charge. I wasn’t alone. And I can always count on the Lord when I feel like it’s all up to me.
Today, I have that peace & happiness, which was the root of desire when I was little. My family is now the way the Lord wanted it to be. It isn’t perfect, but they are my family. They are all incredible & have such unique personalities, I wouldn’t want it any other way.
We all struggle with wanting to change situation, a person, or a gift into something that we believe will make it better, less frustrating or more desirable. I was thought what I was asking God was a good thing, but He had something better in mind. I needed to learn to desire what God desires & as that happens, peace comes.
For my are not thoughts, neither are your my , saith the Lord. – Isaiah 55:8
That’s just asking for mom to say; “Go clean your room!” or “Do your homework, if you’re so bored.”
What makes a happy home? A balance between work & wholesome recreation. Fortunately, my family has been able to do that. We’ve learned to even learn to have fun while working together ((gasp!))
“Is it possible??” you ask with astonishment.
YES! It is!
There’s nothing better than learning to laugh while washing cars. Or doing a puzzle with your brother at a Senior Living home. Even the little things like when we go on walks, picking up pieces of trash.
I discovered a real gem today & had to share it with you! It’s all about “Strengthening Youth through Activities” For members of the church, you can log in & add activities to your calendar & submit ideas. But that doesn’t stop everyone from having fun. Anybody can do this!
There’s topics such as “Service”, “Art, Music & Dance”, “Scouting” and soo much more! Each activity can connect with what the young men & young women are learning- and even Duty to God!
There’s so much out there we can do together as a family. And you probably won’t hear “I’m bored!” as much. 🙂
Just a lil’ shot of 3 of my siblings. I’ve come to learn that even though I’m so far apart in age, we’re still pretty close.
That’s kind of how it could be with family history! Once you get to know your ancestors & learn their stories, it’s just like a little family reunion. 🙂