I'm giving this book to a few special ladies and I love its message.
When I am asked what it is about the bible study I enjoy the most, I feel like it has helped me lean more towards the direction of this calm I seek. Having faith in the long term, instead of the short term. And letting go of a sense of control we kid ourselves of having :) There is so much we do not and can not control.
For example, one thing I can get all wrapped up in knots about is when things don't turn out to match my expectations. If I have a list of places to go and things to do,
Several months ago one of my cousins was in town visiting with her baby girl and I really wanted to stop by to see them. There were several things working against my plan for a special visit. I considered just bagging it. But we left the house, tired, hungry and later than planned. Awesome.
When we arrived my aunt happened to be there with her 3 grandchildren so my kids lit up at the chance to play with their cousins. We even had dinner together. It turned out to be a highlight of the week and better than I had planned.