Last night I was at a friend's house
who's going through her own set of job and home issues.
She told me she's getting through it all on the Biblical verse, " Fear Not."
I've decided I really need to reflect more
and pray more
on this verse, because it applies to me too.
I've brought out my Infant Jesus of Prague statue
a few weeks ago to watch over my babies.
Every decision I make affects them.
Dan has called Him the big baby Jesus
since he first saw Him at my grandmother's house
about 13 years ago.
I think he likes Christ Jesus as the infant because
he feels He's approachable.
But I'm stressing.
I'm stressing about the loss of the chickens to the county,
and because of something that Dan found:
Should we stay or should we go?
Go somewhere where we can
do all of the things with food and livestock
that we have a growing interest in?
It's a huge risk.
But I need to learn to Let Go and Let God
and let it work itself out.
I've a lot to think about.
So I wrote, "Fear Not! I am with you!" on my kitchen chalkboard
to help remind me
-in my daily preparatory tasks about these issues-
that I am NOT alone.
He will help us navigate through all of this.