Peace in the Chaos

Ugh. Have you ever had those moments when you feel like you’re finally turning a corner and things are getting better only to have yet another thing happen that pulls the rug right out from underneath you? That’s where I’m at today, again. It’s a familiar place, but not somewhere I want to be. It’s times like these where I find myself asking why God continues to throw obstacles in our path. I know that trials help shape us into who God wants us to be, but seriously, I would like just a little breather from all this shaping!

I have to keep reminding myself that God goes before us in all things and that He is already fighting on our behalf. I’m clinging hard to that fact. Romans 8:28 tells us that He works all things for our good and Proverbs 3:5-6 promises that if I trust in Him, He will make my path straight. Still, in the middle of the night when I’m trying (and can’t) fall asleep, all those little negative thoughts keep popping up in my head and fear sets in. Why do problems always seem so much bigger at night?

It’s in those moments, in the dark, that I remind myself of all the things God has already done in my life, and after going through the list, I start to feel peace settle in. Yes, God has this under control. It is not my job to work everything out, it’s my job to just move forward one day at a time and “cast all my cares on Him”. So, while being still and waiting is not really my thing, that’s what I’m doing. Being still, trusting, waiting, hoping. Tomorrow is another day.

If you’re at a point where you feel exhausted, frustrated, and on the verge of giving up, just remember, tomorrow will worry about itself, each day has enough trouble of its own. Just focus on today, do what you can do, and trust God for the rest.


Menu Plan Monday 2/13/17


Hello everyone, I hope your February is going well! I am excited for this week because my hubby is going to cook ME dinner for Valentine’s Day. He is an excellent cook, but I handle most of the kitchen duties in my house because he is so busy. I am looking forward to a delicious homemade dinner from him. In the meantime, this is the rest of what I have planned for the week:

Monday: Italian Polenta Casserole

Tuesday: My special Valentine’s Dinner

Wednesday: Stewed Pork with Beans

Thursday: Beef Burgundy

Friday: Chicken with Mushroom SauceChicken with Mushroom Sauce

Thanks for joining me for Menu Plan Monday! Have a great week.

Menu Plan Monday 2/6/17

Hi everybody! Welcome to February. I know we’re supposed to have 6 more weeks of winter, but it doesn’t seem like it down here in sunny Florida. We’ve only had a handful of cold days this winter so far, and we’ve been trying to get our and enjoy the gorgeous weather. This week we have plans to head to Orlando and hit up Disney and head to the beach with our homeschool group. Here’s what’s for dinner at our house:

Monday: Spanish Rice (Crock Pot)

Tuesday: Chicken Fajitas

Wednesday: Tomato Soup

Thursday: Cajun Cauliflower Rice

Friday: Make your own pizza night!

Thanks for stopping by for Menu Plan Monday! Have a great week.