Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Blessings…and the hodge podge of life

My kids are healthy.
My husband has a job.
We have a comfortable home, with a bed for each of us.
We have two working cars.
We have yummy food on our table every day.
We have healthy parents.
And I enjoy a hot cup of coffee (or 3 or 4, actually!) every day,
as I get to dig into God’s Word. (In public, if I so choose).

Life is rich. God is good.

Now to the hodge podge….

I actually enjoy it. Yes, it’s tiring to cram 20 hours into one weekend. But I am surrounded by truly interesting people. And it’s fast paced. The people…..it’s so eye-opening. My “Christian bubble” has been burst! Talks about God have not yet directly come up, but my ears are aware of comments being made…like….”I’m not sure about that religious-type!”…or “so-and-so is devout, if you know what I mean…and you’re into that kind of thing”. If you’re familiar at all with the general Starbuck’s employee population, they generally tend to be rather colorful. It’s fun to be thrown into the mix. My prayer is that God will be glorified. I have no idea what that will look like. I have no idea how I will be used. I only know that God loves these people. And he’s placed me in their lives. Hmmm.

40-Day Love Dare continues:

I am actually not doing it in 40 days. It may be more like 45 or 50 days, since my weekends are crammed full. But I assure you, I still love Bill on my “off” days. There is much to chew on doing this project, but it is thought provoking. I still have much to learn about loving God’s way!

Home projects:

I am just constantly trying to keep my head above water. I hope to send the kids off to Granny Sue and Pappa Jim’s house for a couple of days next week during Spring Break, in order to get caught up on some things. We’ll see how they do. It will be their first time at their grandparent’s house, without Mom or Dad.

We are still having a compatibility issue between my camera and computer. That’s why my posts don’t have a lot of pictures yet. Pictures always make posts much more interesting than a bunch of words! But getting photos onto the computer is a little bit of a challenge right now, so bear with me, please. We hope to fix this little challenge ASAP.

I'm heading off to stir my pot of Southern Red Beans and Rice I'm cookin' up for tonight. If it's awesome, I'll leave the recipe here tomorrow. It's smells pretty great right now...
I hope you have a wonderful, simple day today! Count your blessings. Then make sure to thank God for them.

1 comment:

Connie :) said...

Sweet sister,

One of the greatest blessings in my life is YOU IN IT! Reading your awesome blog leaves me saying "wow" a lot :) and I am so very proud to know you. You are amazing, and you inspire me daily to simply "be better." Thank you! Hugs, c. :)