Focus. This is my necessity. Focus on my little family. Focus on the future. Focus on Jesus. When I find myself immersed in the Bible, I can finally let go of all the background distractions.
I have had a hard time dealing with the state of the world we live in. How we as a whole have come to be so violent and hateful. This is why we need Jesus in our lives. God has given us the rules to live by. We just need to follow them.
So, I take a deep breath and think of the homestead we will one day have in the mountains. Where we can plant a garden, feed the chickens and chop firewood. Where keeping dry and having food in our bellies are the basics. Food, water and shelter. And the love we have for each other.