“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:4–7, ESV)
   “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:4–7, ESV)
   “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:4–7, ESV)
….Okay, you may be wondering why I have Philippians 4:4-7 pasted above three times(trust me, it should be more than just three times). Well, it’s because, as of late, I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed with everything. To borrow my pastor’s words: I have many hats, possibly too many. Here is a list, in no particular order:
1. Husband
2. Father
3. Church leader/Ministry Director(this has many sub-hats, such as youth, junior church, nursery, family ministry, outreach…it could be one of those baseball caps with the multiple pie-shaped color schemes). 
4. Seminary Student
5. Child Welfare Case Manager, Adoptions
6. Pastoral Assistant/Pastoral Training(I have NOT officially picked this one up and put it on yet, a decision that my pastor deems wise, however, it is in the works). 
So, I am a bit overwhelmed. I guess it will get better once I get into the groove of the two classes that are starting this week, well, today, Monday, October 13, 2014 really. It’s going to be good and I am going to learn and hopefully I will be able to glorify God in all that I do in all the hats that I wear. And, that is also my prayer request, that I can have the wisdom and energy and discernment, and anything else I may need, to glorify God in all that I do.
Now, I just need to get over being so overwhelmed….
It’s a pretty scary feeling sometimes, like I can’t do anything right or good enough for those around me or above me or below me. I feel like I am letting everyone down in some way or another, when, in all reality, I am not letting anyone down(that I know of). It’s hard to grasp. Once I get past the first week of this part of the semester with two classes, I guess I will be less overwhelmed. It’s tough, though, but, I know that my God is bigger than my overwhelmedness, and He will take me through it, or, teach me a lesson through it. Whichever it is, I will “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in al circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you,” and for me!(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, ESV). 
Now that I have that bit off my chest, thank you. 
Soli Deo Gloria