The past few weeks I have not felt inspired to write.  It seems that all of my time is devoted to nursing and rocking with short breaks in between to pick up the messes made by my older children while I am nursing and rocking.  I must admit that lately I have let my joy be clouded by what feels like monotony.

This morning as I again nursed and rocked my new baby girl, I sighed down at the mess on my bedroom floor and I reached for my Bible,

“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you by his love; He will exult over you with loud singing.”  Zephaniah 3:17 (ESV)

How could I have forgotten, fallen so out of sync with the Spirit?  Of course, God is with me.  God is in the sweet baby noises she makes before she falls asleep in my arms.  God is in the giggles between my older kids as they play and imagine together.  God is in the beautiful spring weather that beckons me to rock baby on the porch.  God is in the 15 different families that provided meals and diapers to us during our first few weeks after baby was born.  God is in all the extra efforts of my husband as he leads our family through this time of transition.  God is in our midst, shining His glory all around.  And I have no excuse for not noticing Him and choosing joy!  Praising God restores energy and is the ultimate boredom buster!