Bit from the Board – October 2021

Hello PEACH Families!
The calendar says it’s officially fall and the
weather is cooperating with that-some days.
Either way we get to enjoy pumpkin spice
everything and roll our eyes at all the Christmas
displays going up in stores. By now, hopefully,
you’re into the rhythm of school and coops, fall
sports and extracurricular activities. But I hope
you make enough time for rest and quiet in your
family’s life. Elizabeth Elliot said “The devil has
made it his business to monopolize on three
elements: Noise, hurry, crowds. He will not allow
quietness.” Matthew 11:28-30 says “Come to Me,
all you labor and are heavy laden, and I will give
you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from
Me, for I am [a]gentle and lowly in heart, and

you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is
easy and My burden is light.” Which of these
quotes most resembles your life? Are you too
busy, is there too much hurry, are your days
crowed with stuff to do? Or are you at rest and
feel like your burden is light and load is easy?
I charge you to ask yourself in this changing of
the seasons which of these most resembles your
life and which one do you want it to resemble?
And for those of you who know me well, I realize
how hypocritical this must seem for me to be
writing. But like Paul, I too am the greatest of
sinners and am preaching to myself. So, join me
as we listen to the spirit and take on His yoke. I
bet pumpkin spice tastes even better in the quiet.
Cyndi Rodgers,
PEACH Co-President