Lord, today I am asking you right off the top for an increase in faith and courage. Thank you for revealing my own fears to me, Lord, for they give me an opportunity to trust you more. I fear failure, I fear my own clumsiness and shortsightedness, fear messing things up both in my digital and in my physical world — making things worse than they are right now. Because although I realize there are many good things that can happen in the future, as a result of growth and forward movement — and ultimately due to your mercy and provision — I also realize that what I have right NOW is pretty darn perfect. So I rather fear that same growth and forward movement, lol. Right now, my business barely supports my Mate and I, often making a little $10 sale just in the nick of time, even while on the way to the store to get groceries that I cannot yet afford. So far, we have been able to pay our little $300/month rent and get the groceries we need… and every day is a gift of faith, relying upon your mercy to have ENOUGH. My Mate and I are closer than I imagined any two humans could be, both of us living by faith day to day, living SUCH a simple, frugal life together. I don’t want to lose that simplicity, Father. I don’t want to lose that closeness. Please help me to stop thinking I can in any way predict the path that you are laying for us, Lord. Please help me to trust you more all the time, as the author of my Life and that of my Mate. Help me to completely hand over to you my fears and my concerns, and just trust you to write a good and faithful story for our lives. Amen.