When I was a new homeschooling mom and I had to name my school, I named it Lighthouse Academy.
I took the name for my school from this verse.
"No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house."(Matthew 5:15) I wanted my life to be that verse. I wanted to be a light to the world and the work of my hands would glorify God in all that I said and did.
I put that in my school room, to remind me that striving for excellence without saying a word was the best way to live.
My husband's verse was :
"...and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, "(1Thessalonians 4:11)
Life will take on yet another facet. I am thankful that God has chosen to bless us the way that he has and I am thankful that I am not alone and I am praying fervently that He keeps a lock and key on my tongue and maybe he will throw that key away.
So, today, my goal is to find a quiet place, to reflect and of course to pray for the strength to do it all and to be more loving and gentle and with a spirit of calmness and grace.
So one more day, closer, ever closer.
I wish you peace today in all that you do.