“A state of…freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions…harmony in personal relations”

“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation” Henry David Thoreau

We can fear many things…some in our control, while others are outside of it.

We are strange creatures. We know that “we brought nothing into this world, and we can take nothing out”…yet we accumulate. We long for a secure intimacy in relationship; to know a trustworthiness in someone else that invokes no fear…but we are often fickle. We want the best for our kids, so we fill our schedules and theirs…modeling the very thing that we would not want them to become. In our pursuit of prosperity, we are overloaded…while the ultimate outcome of prosperity should be discretionary time.

But this morning, I have captured a moment. The sun is warm on my face as it rises, and the mug of coffee in my hand is comforting.

Life is a gift…fulfillment is grace…Peace, is a decision.