It's a busy time here at Hopestead. Lots of garden-putting in, flowers to plant, weeding, mulching, cooking, eating, diaper changing, baby chasing, piglet slopping, cow milking, cheese making, ice cream making, kitten holding, water splashing, grass cutting, floor sweeping, laundry folding and Skeeter chasing to do these days.
I have found when you are feeling particularly frustrated with the world, it feels pretty great to yank weeds with a vengeance.
When you see a whole lotta UGLY in your world, it helps to notice the transparent wings of a bee or the veins of a flower petal.
When you want to drown out the hate-filled talking heads, you listen to the birdsong. The sound of the windchime in the apple tree. The low buzz of a hummingbird coming close.
When you feel suffocated with the world today, you breath deep, knowing that John Lennon lied. Without a heaven above us, there is no way all the people can live life in peace. God in heaven, sees all things and will make our terrible messes right.
And when you get to feeling overwhelmed, you zoom IN CLOSE and find the next, closest thing to do.
In my case, the next thing is making cheese. So I am off.
Praying for the nation, praying for you all, praying for peace. And praying for the Truth to be told and known among all nations. That peace only comes through the Prince of Peace.