Yikes! I despise being late...with blogs, manuscripts, edits, bills. Yet my current status is late on almost all the above. Some can't be helped--my current life vacillates between chaos and panic.
This is always when it's hardest to breathe, to remind myself that God will provide a light at the end of the tunnel that isn't an oncoming train. And He has. I just need to get there without hyperventilating.
Enter...music. Lots of music. First on the agenda is a Acoustic Sunday, a recent album by guitarist Kevin Williams. More than gentle hymns, Mr. Williams is a skilled jazz and gospel artist who sometimes sounds as if he's a descendant of Django Reinhardt, who is next on the agenda. Then some rock, more gospel, a little alternative, a little country.
I can't even begin to explain in one blog the value music has in my life. It's my stress relief, my reminder that God's gift of creativity blankets the world.
In my current state of chaos, it's my reminder that He's always here, everpresent in our lives.