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Keeping it Real
This is it - this is real life. This day by day routine we have. I get up half an hour before my children every day for a few precious moments of calm and peace before the chaos ensues! But it's not chaos - its vitality, energy, youth and life. The quiet is where I can meet with God. The quiet is real and He is real, and mighty and can give me all I need for the day ahead. It isn't long before the troubles come flying, with a broken toy, a cross word, a fight over a toy, lost homework and the expulsion of energy it takes from me to smooth the waters, calm the storm can take its toll. These "difficult" moments can very quickly turn in to my perceived reality of a tired and tricky existence if I don't pause long enough to give thanks for it all. Keeping it real means a life of grace. Being able to both receive it and give grace away - over and over again. Real is to be present in each moment as it unfolds, let the drama and the joy play out and just give thanks for it all in real time.