Congratulations!  You made it to Wednesday!  Whatever loomed large on Monday—that conversation you needed to have with your boss, taking the dog to the vet, a dentist appointment for all three kids, whatever it was—you made it.  It’s Wednesday.  You can see Friday from here!

So I am going to ask you today, right here in the middle of the week, to pause.  (It’s ok.  You can stop for a moment.)  Pause and feel what you are feeling.  Look around.  Inhale and exhale.  Let a sense of peace arrived.

So did it?  Did peace arrive?  A strange mixture of it-will-be-all-right and a steadiness that whispers you-are-a-perfectly-acceptable-human-being-loving-and-lovable.

Do you suppose that just beyond our busy schedules, just beyond the blink of a text on my cellphone, just beyond the noisy anxiety that has become white noise to us, just beyond all that, God stands waiting, the divine hands full of fresh air and fresh grace, ready to hand us peace if we just pause?

Beauty queens say they all want world peace.

And there it is.  Just beyond the zooming of our lives.  Peace in our hearts.  This is the first step.

Once more, pause.  And breathe.  Hear the whisper of God say your name.

Every blessing,

Pastor Cindy

Pastor Cindy Hickman
West Des Moines United Methodist Church
720 Grand Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50265

On Sundays, we worship at 8:30 am in a traditional way and at 11:00 am in a casual way.  Hope to see you there!

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See you Sunday!