Happy Sunday! Oh, it has been an "exciting" weekend at out house. Woke up yesterday morning to -27 degree temperatures and a furnace that wouldn't work. Then we decided to do a load of laundry so we could get the dryer going and warming up the house, and walked in mid-load to find the laundry room flooded. After we sopped up the water with the shop vac, we tried to do a rinse and spin cycle and the washer filled up with so much water the door busted open and we had to vac again. All while preparing to host about 20 folks at our home for a bunco party. And through all the "excitement" I was calm and at peace. I can only attribute this to the Prince of Peace. Jesus came to this earth to give us peace--peace that surpasses reason and anything we can fathom. We certainly do not live in peaceful times or a peaceful world and we will have stress, pretty much daily. But, through it all we can experience peace if we allow the Spirit to work in us. Jesus's peace is not a gift for the future, not something for only for a few. His peace is for all NOW, for all situations and times. We simply need to receive it and rest in it.