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I am unraveling.

Coming unbound.

Stressing about little things.

Complicating.

Uninspired.

Frustrated.

Writing gets hard when I feel like this…

In a tiny seedling, the size of a mustard seed, God’s love is hiding, germinating, taking time. I will come back to myself. I know this. But maybe not today.

I need to give myself grace.

Yesterday I got an email from a friend who knows that my One Little Word is Enough. She shared Seth Godin’s blog.

And maybe it’s enough
To feel sufficient, to be satisfied with what we have: Chisoku in Japanese.

Of course, by some measures, there’s never enough. We can always come up with a reason why more is better, or better is better, or new is better or different is better.

Enough becomes a choice, not a measure of science.

The essence of choice is that it belongs to each of us. And if you decide you have enough, then you do.

And with that choice comes a remarkable sort of freedom. The freedom to be still, to become aware and to stop hiding from the living that’s yet to be done.

Seth Godin

This concept of enough challenges me to make a choice. A choice to be OK when things are not.

The words from the hymn “I Bind Unto Myself Today” are words of commitment, traditionally sung at ordinations and on All Saints Day. The chorus can be like a chant, a meditation:

Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

I pray this day that I can claim this comforting chant, resolve to accept what things I cannot change, and be ready to move forward in peace.

Amaryllis and bridal wreath, my morning walk

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