Ah, Life.

Yes indeed. Back to work for a couple weeks, after vacation and before school, and hope it doesn’t rain like they say it’s going to the last half of this week. Inclement weather is not conducive to such activities as siding houses. This is nearly the only solid week I’ve got left free to work, too. Next week I’ve got school orientation Tuesday, My Dad’s ordination Wednesday, and my Birthday is Friday. The week after that is mostly free at the moment, but I expect to fill it up a bit getting ready for classes and such. On top of this most interesting summer, I get to figure out the whole college thing this fall, to boot.

Ah, yes. Life. Our speck of time on earth which seems so long, so short; so inconsequential at times, but so important. And scary. That you might mess it up. Or what will happen if you have. But that, I suppose, is what forgiveness and grace are for.

In the words of Andrew Peterson:

‘Give us faith to be strong
Father, we are so weak
Our bodies are fragile and weary
As we stagger and stumble to walk where You lead
Give us Faith to be strong

Give us faith to be strong
Give us strength to be faithful
This life is not long, but it’s hard
Give us grace to go on
Make us willing and able
Lord, give us faith to be strong

Give us peace when we’re torn
Mend us up when we break
This flesh can be wounded and shaking
When there’s much too much trouble for one heart to take
Give us peace when we’re torn’

And, thank God, He does.