Today, Evyn and I made some pretzels for snack week at her school and for a woman's Bible study group I'm hosting tonight.
This week's topic is anxiety. A topic that I am all-too familiar with. One verse that struck me the most was Philippians 4:6-7; where we are given a practical command for power over anxiety: Be anxious about nothing, be in prayer about everything, and thankful in all things (reference Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World, p. 40).
I thought about that all day – in particular, the thankful part. I have found, that no matter what circumstance I find myself in despair about, that amidst all of it I still have a huge number of blessings that are somehow eclipsed by my anxiety: awesome kids, supportive friends, two parents who love me, my HEALTH, an income, a very dear and patient husband, and a God who hasn't failed me yet.
As Evyn and I carefully dipped the pretzels in white chocolate, I couldn't help smiling at the dozens of heart shapes scattered about the wax paper…a perfectly charming picture that mirrored my own thoughts today as I counted the million little things to love about my life.