7 days and counting…


Well, the final week is approaching as we prepare for the move…it’s exciting and scary (never really lived so far away from family and friends before).  Along with that a host of other worries and stressors that include the following:

There has been stress and conflict; however, we take the time each night and discuss the stressful conflicts so we aren’t going to bed mad at each other.

Next, it’s been working with our cat to settle into her crate – which will be home for a few days while we transition from our current apartment to a new apartment across the state.  She loves the crate; however, I worry the move might be tough on her.  I guess all I can do is reassure even as she is becoming more and more clingy with me.  Funny though, when she sits in her crate for a couple hours, she gives us the look like – so this is a boring game, when do I get out?  silly girl – here comes more treats for her…

Then, there has been contacting utilities, cable and even internet provider to ensure I have internet access for school.  Otherwise I will have to type out discussion entries on my tiny little phone keyboard.  Oh, well, it’s better than not having internet.

Above all this stress, we are staying focused on the One who is providing and will help us through the next several days and months as we settle into a new life.  After all, if He is providing for the bird who landed on our windshield last week in the attached picture, He will provide our needs and take care of us according to Luke 12:22-25 (NIV):

Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear.   For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes.   Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!  Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life[?  Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?

So, what is stressing you as you prepare for a new adventure or journey?  How are you handling the bumps that come up?  Please feel free to comment.

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