Today is a sunny Thursday morning here in Colorado Springs... which really isn't anything significant because most mornings are sunny here in Colorado Springs.
Today I'm sitting here with a stack of letters to my left, envelopes and stamps in front of me, and I'm excited to share with friends and family the adventure God is leading us into.
Today my dining room table is covered with tulle and scissors and measuring tape and ribbon and elastic.
Each chair has a carefully crafted tutu hanging from it, and more are calling out to be made.
Price tags wait to be attached and a display waits to be assembled.
Today we have two of our first big fundraisers. One for our Swazi team and one for our Uganda team. I'm preparing what I've made to sell, gathering music to strum in the corner of Marco's Pizza and making a dessert to take to the choir concert.
I'm trying to arrange in my head what kids need to be where with what athletic uniforms at what time, and hoping nothing runs late so the rest of the shuttle schedule in the midst of two fundraisers can run on time.
Today there are emails that won't get returned, calls that won't get made and text messages that will have to wait until tomorrow.
And it can feel like a mountain... of things I need to get to, I won't get to, I have to get to, I want to get to.
But I stare at Pike's Peak out my kitchen window and breathe and realize how thankful I am that God is the One who orders my days.
He is the One who directs my steps.
Breathe in, breathe out. "What now, God?"
Breathe in, breathe out. "What do you have for me in this moment, Lord?"
And the small steps that I take are the pebbles and stones and rocks and boulders that make up the mountain of what I stand for... the mountain that the world around me sees so clearly.
Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she smiles at the future.
Blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what had been spoken to her by the Lord.
And I move forward with today, smiling at the future.
And I will move forward with tomorrow, smiling at the future... knowing He provides for what He calls us into as we're obedient to walk where He leads...
thankful for the firm foundation this mountain stands on.