Undisturbed Calm to Accept…

“O God, give us serenity to accept what cannot be changed, courage to change what should be changed, and wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.” ~ Reinhold Niebuhr

In my words…

God… give us clear, unclouded, undisturbed calm to accept what can’t be changed. Give us strength in spirit to change what should be changed and good judgment to see the difference between the two.

How often do we fret over things we have no control over… like the changes in our life from the Lord?

Okay… we have a choice.

A choice to take the steps toward change or not, but if we are compelled, moved or spoken to by God and we do naught… then we have a reason to fret.

Do I mean we will be struck down in our tracks if we don’t obey?

I would not be sitting here typing this now if that were the case.

I do believe however; that God is in complete control and is a loving but disciplinary God. I look back over the years and see that when I didn’t obey, I was taught a valuable lesson in the process.

God loves me but He doesn’t let me slide.

It’s like being a parent. You teach your children, you guide them, and you tell them what to do. You love them with all your heart, but when they blatantly disobey you, you discipline them.

Does this mean you don’t love them anymore? – Of course not.

Does this mean you’re going to leave them on their own and let them do what they want? No.

You will always be there to pick them up when they fall, to guide them and to love them, no matter what.

That’s how God is.

So have an undisturbed calm and follow God’s calling on your life. Don’t fret, Jump! Jump straight into God’s arms and do His will.


Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

God bless and keep you,

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I'm a happily married mom of two, living in Arkansas and selling AVON. Both of my children are grown and in college. I often wonder where the time went. I never thought I'd have blog but when blogs came along, I jumped on board. That just goes to show one doesn't know what the future holds. I was born in 1967 but my life truly began in 1996. That is the year I realized I need God in my life. That is the year I asked Jesus Christ into my life. So, you will see, as you follow my blog, there will be mention of God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit from time to time. I can't live without sharing that part of my life. I like to go to flea markets and visit antique shops and I usually find something to take home with me. I'm fairly new at crocheting. I tried to learn to crochet in my twenties but I didn't have left handed instructions. I could do it right handed but it was hard for me to keep my stitches consistent. Then a few years ago a left handed friend of mine gave me a book with left handed crocheting instructions and I learned to crochet. My first quilt was in done in 2001. Money was tight and I wanted to give my husband something nice. So I decided to make him a "blanket". Little did I know I would be hooked and still be making quilts years later. I'm starting my hand at scrapbooking and watercoloring. We will see how that goes. :) I update my AVON page each week with a special deal, so be sure to check it out. Well, that's a little about me. Hope you enjoy my blog and follow me on this journey.