Today was fruitful.

I cleaned up, cleared out, and rearranged our storage room, put away over a 1,000lbs of supplies that came in yesterday, shipped out orders, and finally checked off a few other projects around the shop I've been meaning to do. It was one of those days where you eat lunch without sitting down and don't realize how tired your feet really are until you do finally sit down. (Which is exactly why we make our Muscle and Joint Salve.)

April was with the boys at the house until about 5:30 when they drove to the shop so we could tag each other out and switch jobs. We’re like to ships passing in the night sometimes, but that's a different blog for a different day…

Now she's at the shop finishing up a packed painting class and I'm sitting in the rocking chair in our boys' room as they fall asleep.

But on my way to the car today while we were switching I noticed this little guy growing out of the concrete with 5 tiny perfectly formed undisturbed water droplets in a row, like a miniature solar system resting on some sort of cosmic leaf... And maybe I have a habit of reading into things - which is half of a poets job, after all - but aside from being merely beautiful, it was a quick little reminder of how seamlessly God holds all things together...

Even in the midst of our chaos and our individual stories as we run around crossing off little victories from our to-do lists, we have a Creator who is literally holding together not only our entire world, and not only our entire solar system, but the entirety of all creation simultaneously.

As we worry about this and that, working and cleaning and rushing around, we are being guided through the universe on a tiny, perfectly formed, life-sustaining droplet that doesn't stop spinning... we don't even have to think about it, it just happens.

And we can trust that our God has us in His hands and that He is offering us rest. We can rest knowing that we are not in control. And I don't know about you, but that's a world of pressure off of my shoulders...