Stress is a killer. It doesn't let you rest. It keeps you from accomplishing anything good. It keeps you from enjoying the life God has given you. Yes, I seem to be thinking of stress a lot lately.
I got through the Christmas season, which should be all joy and love and peace--except I made it stressful by planning too much and trying to live up to certain standards. Now it's January and I should be resting, but I'm in catch-up mode. A new woman's group is beginning and I volunteered to host a meeting. Why did I do that? My carpet needs cleaning. - I'll call a service this afternoon and get that done. And I'll get on Pinterest to find some good food to serve. Yikes, I forgot. I have to have a lampshade repaired, too. Not sure where to go for that.
BSF is underway again after our Christmas break and of course I'm still working, so--please remind me to limit my volunteering for other things.
Stress happens when I'm trying to do it all on my own power. Leaning on Jesus Christ is where Peace comes from--also wisdom in knowing when to say "No." I just have to remember peace is already mine. Jesus promised it.
My article on BellaOnline this week is about Peace-a Fruit of the Spirit.
The mundane becomes inspiration.