Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Random thankfulness.

This morning I woke up with a toothache. Not sure why... it's only been a year & a few months since my dentist said I needed a tooth extracted....never had it done. Why would it hurt?? Haha. So I called to get an appointment. I expected next week. But as it turned out, they had an opening tomorrow. Tomorrow. Great.... commence the going back to the dentist stomach ache.... but... it must be done. I am thankful that tomorrow it will be done. Then I decided to open my new iDisciple app on my phone to check it out. And I made the wise decision to try the Beth Moore mini sermon about God's downpour/outpouring.... talk about having my guts kicked & being encouraged all at the same time. God will answer us, He will... when we admit & own our "thirst"... I cannot do it justice (obviously)... but that 8 minutes almost had me in tears, and feeling encouraged. And I was thinking how amazing that is, when God answers a prayer we haven't even prayed. Also... the rain.... I love the rain. God's downpour.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Kicked in the Gut

"If your heart is broken, you'll find God right there; if you're kicked in the gut, he'll help you catch your breath." Psalm 34:18, The Message. I am going to make my first attempt at attaching a picture. It is a picture of my candle. And by my candle, I mean a candle I bought with an Anthropologie gift card 2 years ago. I have been saving it.... for the perfect place to enjoy it.... today it hit me that there isn't a "perfect place"... today in my kitchen is just as perfect a place & time as any. Why do we not remember that today IS special? I am now enjoying my candle... enjoying today.... who even knows what tomorrow will bring. Or if there will even be a tomorrow. During this last 6 or so months, I have said goodbye (for now) to my Gram, my great Aunt Hazel, and this last week to my Aunt Gloria. This season of life & grieving has given me pause to consider what will I leave behind when my days on earth are done. There is much to consider, and I have no great revelations. Except that I hope I will do my best to show Love to those I meet. So today is here. I intend to be present, to listen, to Love, to live, and to let God help me catch my breath & keep going tomorrow. (of course, attaching a picture won't work.)