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Kayse is a wife and mom living in Southern California. She writes about dishes, diapers, and finding the hope of Christ in the everyday-ness of life.

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  1. I don’t even know where to begin…”WOW!!” is really all that comes to mind! And “Surely we must have met at some point…There is no doubt in my mind you wrote this article SPECIFICALLY for me!”
    What a whopper of an impact! Thank you!

    • Thank you, Tabby! So glad it meant something to you. Praying for you as we both try to figure this thing out!

  2. This was so good, Kayse! Admittedly, I can totally relate, and you found the words for my living. I’ve been thinking a lot about how we are never in control, we never know what’s coming and we can never be prepared and how fear is really what is our driving force, often times. We do need to surrender and just live, as you suggest. What freeing reminders! What strong and powerful writing of yours!

    Rich blessings, Kayse, as you continue to trust in your Father for your living…

    • What an encouragement you are! Thank you so much for your kind words. The Lord is definitely working on me in this area of surrender and trust!

  3. I often feel that if I would just work a bit harder or be a bit more efficient, control would be withing my reach. What a great reminder that this is not the case and that a small, manageable life is not what we were made for anyway. I often feel a longing for more and you described so well what it is that I need to reach for: Risk, faith, obedience.

    • I hear you. It seems like there’s always at least one more thing I can do to make my life better, to have it all under control. It’s so hard to make myself stop and let go, so completely against my nature! Thank God that He continues to make all things new!

  4. “The safest thing of all is to let go and trust Him.”
    oh to be able to know this deep in my soul… it is getting there
    thank-you for this post.

    • Sometimes it just takes so long for our heart to catch up with our head, right? I’m getting there too. 🙂 Blessings to you on your journey!

    • Thanks so much, from THIS “control freak”! I hope your day today is full of blessings from our trustworthy Father!

  5. Well, as the others have said “what a great post” and it really hit home as I also struggle with relinquishing control. I am very much a planner and like things right where I can manage them but God desires more from us as you stated.

    He has been dealing with me on this issue for a while and he is ever so patient with me as I am learning to “let go” and truly trust him. I have to understand that I can TRUST him and I have to use that fact to put fear in it’s place.

    Thanks for sharing.

    • Thank you so much for sharing your heart! I love your words about putting fear in its place. Such truth. And I, too, am so grateful for our patient and faithful Father!

  6. Wow, you never cease to amaze me Kayse girl! You are such a blessing and testimony of the what God is all about. I so appreciate your heart towards God as it spurs me on to love him more. Your communication through writing is fantastic and inspirational. I love your post and love your stories. May you feel how proud your mom and your heavenly Father are of you always! Love, Carol

  7. I love this, Kayse. Thank you so much for sharing. I cannot imagine my life in anyone’s hands, even my own, over God’s. I love Him dearly, and trust Him with my life. It’s so amazing to me that the One who sees it all, who plans it all, holds my little life in His hands. That He cares that much about me. About us. I want nothing more than His will for my life!

    Thank you again, this truly spoke to my heart!

    • How inspirational are your words! You are so right – the fact that the Lord cares so deeply about us is something I want to revel in every day, but so often I take it for granted. Thanks for the reminder. 🙂 Blessings to you!

  8. Going to try really hard to turn off my own “cruise control” . Your writings are an inspiration, thanks Kayse. Very proud of you.

  9. Found this post when Dave shared it on his FB (I’m Mel’s sister-in-law) and I have to say I’m so glad I did! You’re so right Kayse!

    What a wonderful lesson as I struggle with humility in the everyday things and learning how to let go of perfectionism. Thanks!

  10. Thank you Kayse! This was really inspiring for me. You have such a gift of words. I can totally relate as well, and I just really need to give that up to God with everything in my life. I make myself sick trying to control things in my life as well as my husbands, and I just have to give it up and go along for the ride.

  11. Great words Kayse. I truly needed this reminder to let God be in control. So many big things coming down the road for my family and I am definitely gripping the wheel tight thinking I am in control. I love you and miss seeing you and talking with you everyday. I am also so excited for this opportunity you have to share your God given talent of encouragement through your writing with others. Blessings to you and your precious family!

  12. Such a good word – and such a big struggle for me. I especially liked “This fight to be in control all the time, it’s exhausting. And it’s deceptive. It disguises itself as preparedness, responsibility, wisdom. All good things. But so often the preparedness is really fear, the responsibility and wisdom really pride. My plan, my way, and nothing bad will happen.” I am exhausted trying to control an area of my life so I don’t feel any more pain in a relationship. Pray for me to surrender and let God do his PERFECT work.

  13. I have said it before and I will say it again…”I am so proud of you!” What a beautiful testament to what God has showed you. What makes it better, is He used your husband, your help mate, to bring it to light. I miss you so much, and I am so thankful for your wonderful blog that makes me feel like your only a couple classrooms away!
    Love, Lisa a.k.a “Leader of the Control Freak Club”
    Jeremiah 29:11

  14. I have not thought of being prepared as a lack of trusting God. I see your point… to what extent do I responsibly need to be prepared, and do I take it too far into relying on myself rather than my Father?

    Thanks for a great post and food for thought!