This summer and fall brought a lot of changes in our household. God led us down a new path and blessed us along the way. We are already so blessed…daily…to breathe, to walk, to see, to love…but God spoils us. When we follow His plan, He seems to add even more blessings along the way. I’m not at all saying if you are going through a difficult time you aren’t following God’s plan…by no means…but there are times when you feel extra blessed for following His ways.
However…after such blessings we seemed to be attacked a little: The month of September brought us some of the following:
Bees infested our daughter’s room…we are still battling the last (hopefully!) few!
A leaky bathroom pipe caused trouble for our living room.
My husband had foot surgery…
Among other normal life drama… 😉
God got us through every step of the way. He holds this world, He holds each moment of our lives, He is BIGGER than any attacks that come our way.
God is good all the time and all the time God is good! Praise God in the good and hard times. 🙂
- I am assuming that all the people criticizing the parents (whose child was ripped away from them by an alligator they never saw coming, who they watched leave them never to come back as they fought desperately to hold on)…I am assuming these criticizers never took their children swimming (or wading) in the ocean where with or without signs we know there are sharks in great quantities.
- Wondering why Christianity is such a big deal to those who don’t agree with it. Why are you so desperate to throw Jesus out of everything, to get rid of God from a country built on His laws? Fear is the only answer to that question. What are you afraid of?
- Why is it that the president felt it so desperate to leave his family vacation to talk to the country (or scold us…tsk tsk) about “global warming” but wouldn’t leave a baseball game when terrorists attacked Brussels?
- Why are most people still convinced that guns are the enemy instead of the people shooting them? And why are they convinced that if we ban them the people who shouldn’t have them now, will suddenly not be able to get ahold of them when more laws are put in place…and the ones who are safe with them will be left defenseless?
I don’t know what these questions spark in you, but in me it seems like we all (yes I include myself, even if not on these specific issues) are desperate to find someone to blame for every tragedy, accident, or uncool thing that happens in our lives. Let’s start to look at ourselves before looking at another. Let’s have some personal responsibility for what we do or say. Let’s start thinking before adding to drama or trauma. Let’s put blame where it is due…because yes, if a mass shooting occurs we should blame the shooter, but if a lightning bolt strikes a man on a golf course 3 states away from where his parents live, we should not blame the parents for raising him to get hit by lightning. And let’s turn to a God who loves us instead of running away from Him. If that’s not your kind of thing, give it a shot, just for a day…take all your problems to God. Let’s band together and really know what we are fighting for or against, and who is with us and who is against us.
Last night my awesome cousin and her husband took us to an awesome champagne bar! Very cool. I am not a big drinker, but I do like champagne, so ordered a champagne cocktail with strawberry something in it. SO GOOD! Then also ordered a scrumptious s’mores crepe…may be the best thing I ever ate. I seriously wanted to move the place into my basement.
Because of that and the birthday party we had prior to, my foot was not wrapped at all yesterday and I am feeling it today. I feel so old between the tendinitis and the food allergies or whatever is making my body react, but the fact that neither is serious is awesome…can’t keep me down. 😉 No complaining…really…when I was on the elliptical the other morning after the sermon I was listening to they showed a clip of a girl that was sold into human trafficking. The degrees of suffering in this world are so great…I was reminded again that I have no right to be upset about little things in life…at least not dramatically upset…a little frustration may come out at times. No use creating drama when there is enough real drama in the world already.
And my tangent post is done, but if you have a champagne bar anywhere in your vicinity, I would highly recommend!