"You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its charcter] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You." Isaiah 26:3
"And God's peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in christ Jesus." Philippians 4:7
i must confess to some scattered thinking this past 2 weeks ... the balance of work and homelife becomes more difficult yearly ... i'm sure the aging process, leo's decline in health and the added responsibility i take on (whether real or imagined - !) has something to do with it ... but i really hate it when my thoughts get disjointed and my mind keeps going over and over the earthly cares, rather than focusing on the spiritual ... earthly cares are real - i'm not saying i should ignore them ... but i shouldn't stress or worry over them ... that is unprofitable time ...
just when i think i've taken two steps forward, i take one step back! this pilgrim walk was never said to be easy - but definitely interesting!
blessings on your week!