You will keep in perfect peace
    all who trust in you,
    all whose thoughts are fixed on you!

Trust in the Lord always,
    for the Lord God is the eternal Rock.
He humbles the proud
    and brings down the arrogant city.
    He brings it down to the dust.
The poor and oppressed trample it underfoot,
    and the needy walk all over it.

But for those who are righteous,
    the way is not steep and rough.
You are a God who does what is right,
    and you smooth out the path ahead of them.
Lord, we show our trust in you by obeying your laws;
    our heart’s desire is to glorify your name.
In the night I search for you;
    in the morning I earnestly seek you.
For only when you come to judge the earth
    will people learn what is right.

Isaiah 26:3-9

Yesterday was an amazing day. Not because our dishwasher sprang a leak and drenched our laundry room leaving the house a bit of a wreck before our Superbowl party, not because the Chiefs won, and not because the dog peed on our bed! No. Yesterday was amazing because my daughter Rachel and I shared our first vlog. I felt ill by the very provocative halftime event. During the showing we just switched away to watch Bear Grylls since it looked like the show was going to be heavy on sensuality.

When I did finally did see a bit of what had been aired I was not shocked, but saddened. Saddened for females of all ages to think this is the model to aspire to as a woman, saddened that strong women with a powerful platform would do exactly opposite of what women who demand respect should be doing on a stage, and saddened that we are so asleep that it doesn’t seem to bother most people. I remind my children over and over again in life we dip out of springs of living water and the Father’s love or we are dipping into a pot of imposters which are rotten to the core. Viscerally I want them to see the difference between the two choices presented to them each day.

My heart has been burdened to see woman empowered at a young age to see themselves in the light and love of the Father. That is the point of the vlogs. Rachel and I are going to have a series of conversations on womanhood, what homeschooling looks like for us, and how to navigate as a teen in the roaring 20s. Our channel is on Youtube at Kim Huitt.

So onto the 31-day Challenge update:

  1. Becoming emotionally healthy, holding love and tenderness in balance with boundaries. Looking to God each day for continued healing for myself and offering invitations for my children to join me in the healing. I’ve wounded them over the years. We can all use healing. I’m hoping these conversations with Rachel will also invite others into their healing as well.
  2. Reading two books a month and not grazing over 2 and never finishing a book. Plugging away at “Boundaries” and “Try Softer”. These books have come at a divinely appointed time.
  3. Staying on target with spending plans in time and money. Closed out the January 2020 budget and started in on February. It was empowering to see the progress in that area. I see where planning really paid off! Woke up at 7:30. I was thanking God for his clearly pointing The Way in today’s scripture reading and a podcast which has to do with hot topics like “Religious Shame and Sexual Identity” (episode 716 of The God Journey). Yes, Rachel and I are going to talk about that issue as well.

So onto our Monday. I trust God is leading you as well into the way that is not steep and rough but where God smooths out the path ahead for you. Let us live in True Peace.