Do you know that verse in the Bible that says, “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God”? I had to be reminded of that verse this morning (Philippians 4:6). I have not had a working kiln in two months now and I feel as though I am being repeatedly knocked down with little to show for when I stand back up. Every time I think I have worked out a solution, something else goes wrong and continues to delay my work, my commissions and my deadlines get further extended. I was thinking about that this morning and how frustrated I have been feeling. That’s when I realized how much I have been saying, “my solution” or “I’m doing this by myself”. I have been anxious and frustrated and stressed over my work load and circumstances, but I don’t think I have been very consistent in bringing those concerns to the Lord in thanksgiving and supplication! I think I have been much better about bringing them to the Lord with whining and complaining. I am giving this over to the Lord as I wait for my new kiln to arrive and get hooked up. I am going to keep working hard and do everything that I can, but I am determined to keep God included in every step and be thankful for being able to pursue career as an artist and be home with Noah at the same time. At least when I am knocked down I am next to someone who is extending a hand to pull me back up. Do not be anxious, everything has a season.