Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
I know I'm in the minority of the world...but I really don't mind Mondays. See, I worked it out this year that my day off is on Wednesday... so Mondays to me are like Thursday. And then Thursdays are Thursdays too... I never have to experience the horrible sinking feeling of a Monday. :)
And today... Em is home with a headache. So, I just HAVE to stay home with her. Which means I haven't worked yet this week and tomorrow is FRIDAY. See how that works?
It's just a little mind game I play to keep myself going.
Lately, we've been a bit busy during our free time. Our 16 year old is planning to go on a mission trip to Mexico this summer and she's got to raise $900 to go. So, hubby and I have donated our time - everything she works we will match - and we're cleaning and painting one side of a duplex that was trashed by some college kids. We're on the home stretch... we thought we would finish up yesterday but we ran out of paint. So, we'll be back at it one. more. time. She'll still have to do some other things to fundraise, but she'll get at least half the money with this job and our contributions as well.
In addition, I've been slowly emptying boxes. We moved into our house 2 1/2 years ago and we just recently got everything that was in storage and dumped it into our garage. My goal was to empty one box every day but that went by the wayside about day 3. At this rate, it will take me all spring to get it done.
In a couple of months, we are going to have a big huge garage sale. Some of the proceeds will go toward two kids going on missions trips. Our second oldest is going to Kygrystan this spring as well.
As I write that, I realize... I have a lot of work to do. Come on over and empty a box or two!
Thursday, March 05, 2009
I have been thinking about something I heard last week. It was along the lines of "I'm not the same as I was 10 years ago..."
Without going into great detail on the entire message....it caused me to really think. I'm not the same. I'm not the same person that I was 10 years ago. I'm not the same person as I was 5 years ago. I'm not the same as I was even... 2 years...or 1 year... or 6 months ago.
And I know that I wouldn't want to be that 30 year old... that 35 year old... that 37 year old... that 39 year old... that I used to be. And I even would go as far to say that I really don't want to be the kind of person I was... yesterday.
I know that life and sin and hurts have tripped me up in life. I've made a lot of mistakes. I was really dumb 10 years ago... and probably, I think it would be safe to say... that in 10 years... I'll look back at 40 year old me and say that I was really dumb today.
Because that is what I'm doing. I'm growing and changing and letting God guide and direct me. And I'm not smart enough to figure out what is the right thing and what is the wrong thing at the moment. I can only trust that God loves me and is holding my hand throughout the process of this thing called life.
Psalm 37:23-24 says "The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand."
Today. I am just going to hold his hand.