Someone Cares is pleased to offer this Friendship e-card for August, which includes the inspirational story “Basking in God's Peace” by June Masters Balker. Click on the “Share This Slide” link below to send this e-card to family and friends.
"I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!" —John 15:11 NLT
"Whatever you do today, may your heart overflow with the kind of joy that keeps on going and growing. And wherever you go, may peace be your constant companion. God Bless You Today!"
"Basking in God's Peace"
The church service had been lovely, but driving home I had already been a bundle of nerves. Guests were coming that afternoon. As I thought through my dinner plans out loud, my husband drove silently.
"Why are you so quiet?" I asked him.
"I'm just feeling good about my party," he said, smiling.
That probably sounds strange to you, but I knew exactly what George meant.
What he said went back to our son Bryce's fourth birthday. The moment the party ended, I began cleaning the house like a madwoman. As I pounced on the party favors and the half-eaten cupcakes, I noticed Bryce lying on the floor in a bed of ribbons and wrappings.
Just as I was about to tell Bryce to get up and give me a hand, I saw my husband looking at him fondly. Then, I took a good look, too, and we both saw his sheer joy and contentment. Without looking up, our blissful son said, "I'm just feeling good about my party."
So often, after a peaceful prayer or church service, I rush right back into the hurly-burly. Later, I wonder why life is so hectic. It doesn't have to be. Now and then I should just sit back and feel good about God's generous love.
—June Masters Bacher
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