Had a really terrific lunch with my son yesterday. Missed my hour workout, but did get a three mile walk in. Going to be a hard day for Mom today. My son graduates tonight. Some of his friends and the Youth Pastor came over and celebrated last night. I will miss them getting together like that. I've taught, tutored, babysat, advised, cried over, scolded, and praised three fourths of these kids. It's such a fragile week for them I hope they're careful.

Fear Versus Love

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not reached perfection in love. We love because he first loved us.
- 1 John 4: 18-19 (NRSV)

For years I have allowed the fear and pain of being abandoned by a parent - rather than God's love - dictate my actions. The more I can give those fears and pain to God, the more I can experience God's peace.