After a day with my blog, I realized that Dwell in Hope was too much like the name one of my favorites- "Alive in Hope." This is the perfect example of why I wanted to name my blog Dwell in Hope. I'm usually very hopeful that things will work out, then when I move forward, I decide 'oops', maybe not and have to backtrack. Been that way all my life. I'm not so good at predicting. Got the hope thing down though.
There are a few other Made for Another World blogs, but I decided to stick with it. Thinking about heaven and eternity is a little trick of mine when I start fearing that I'll only have one child. Panic starts setting in when I think of the years ahead, the holidays when I'm 60 or 70, and the what-ifs of the past. If I can catch myself, I remember that my aim is heaven and the only way to get there is to do God's will right now. Usually this brings immediate peace to my heart. It clarifies my muddled up thinking and brings me to the present moment. So basically, thinking about eternity brings me into the present. Gotta love the paradoxes of our faith.