Friday, August 21, 2009

resting in Christ and not in stress..

i have been behind in posting lately because, well to say the least- my work life has been a little crazy lately. Since I work with school foodservice we are in crunch time just like all you teachers out there. I now have a new appreciation for teachers preparing for school.... it is a bit overwhelming!

Something that a dear friend of mine, Heather Weaver, told me a few weeks ago (who is an early childhood teacher in Lubbock) was, that she was not going to let stress, worry and anxiety rule her August, but instead Christ was going to be the center and ruler of her life. I have been thinking about this ever since then and have been finding rest in Christ as the ruler and King of my life and not letting 12 hours days at work, working on the weekends, and unnecessary drama get me down or be the ruler of my life. Christ is good and sustaining me through this time.

Thanks to all of you that have been praying for me and caring for me during this season. I have been so blessed with wonderful friends and family who pray, speak encouraging work and make "back-to-school"/de-stresser gifts bags! (thanks jord) and husbands that let me cry on his shoulder and comfort me through it all!

"come to me all who are weary and burdened.... and you will find rest for your souls." (paraphrase of Matthew 11:28)


The Gilmore's said...

Amen sister. This "back to school" time really can be overwhelming. Thanks for the encouragement to rest in Christ. This has also been Ryan and my prayer for our busy lives. We're praying for you guys and can't wait to see you!

kirstin said...

oh darlin, the beginning is a little crazy, isn't it? sorry it's been stressful...
thanks for the reminder... I think at any point, I can use a reminder to rest in Christ- thanks friend.