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Life, as I see it : Remember to rejoice

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“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4: 4-7 (New International Version).

These verses have long been my favorite because they are a simple assurance that all will be well because we will always be in God’s care.

Life throws us a few curves, but if we can hang on to these words we can just pick ourselves up and move on with the dignity, grace and peace the we have been promised.

It’s been a rough week including our basement taking on water during two days of torrential rain. There have been some other unpleasantries rear their ugly heads, but nothing we can’t handle.

In the midst of the chaos and what sometimes seems direct attacks on us, we can still find peace.

The good far outweighs the bad.

This past week we remembered September 11.

As the world as we knew it was changing forever, so was the world of the Craigo family. As the planes struck the towers, we were being told that my late husband David, my children’s father would not live more than a few months longer.

During that time, we had an opportunity to say what we needed to say; plan what we needed to plan.

David always encouraged us to be our best selves. I know he would be proud.

So, when the basement is flooding or I am hit with other unpleasantries, I remember the Philippians verses. 

We may not do everything right, but for some reason God keeps blessing us.

Tom has joined our family now and he, too, is a blessing. 

We have come full circle back to North Dakota. I am thankful for the people in our lives who continue to love and support us. 

I am thankful for my readers who have followed our story for so many years.

When things get tough, remember to rejoice.

Life is good today.

— Contact Kathy at kcraigo66@hotmail.com or PO Box 838, Beach, ND 58621.

Kathy Craigo
Kathy Craigo
Kathy Craigo is a publicist, speaker, and life coach. She owns Kathy Craigo Media Consulting in Colusa. Contact Kathy Craigo at kcraigo66@hotmail.com.

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