Jasmine tea in a pretty cup and saucer...
Also, a slice of raisin toast with turkey and havarti.
Are you hungry? Let me fix you a sandwich.
Happy, and tired, and expectant.
I feel like I'm waiting...waiting...for what I wonder?
It's exciting, hopeful and dreadful...
I'm Thankful for...
THE MAN, Christ Jesus.
Being a single mother is hard. There is so much to deal with...alone: discipline, bills, home and car repairs, future plans, mentoring, home school, carpooling, breakfast-lunch-dinner...the list goes on.
The other night Noah had a very high fever which came on suddenly.
He also was extremely tired and couldn't stay awake. I gave him all the customary treatments, but I wondered what to do with him in the night.
I prayed, "Lord, what should I do? Should I stay downstairs to watch over him? Should I have him sleep with me? What should I look out for?"
I felt the Lord's gentle answer in strange words...words a man might use.
"Why don't you go to sleep, and I'll stay up to take care of him."
Oh, No! I couldn't do that, I thought. Someone needs to watch over him, to make sure he doesn't get worse, to offer him water in the night.
I asked again, "Lord, what should I do? Which would be more prudent? To stay downstairs or bring him up with me?"
Again, a still small voice, "Why don't you go to sleep, and I'll stay up to take care of him."
Against all my "common sense" I obeyed. I woke refreshed and so did Noah...fever gone.
I think the experience was not so much to see Noah healed as it was to learn to hear the voice of my Savior.
I'm thankful that the Lord is so intimate with me. Do you know him intimately, too?
Tell me about it!
These are two of my favorite possessions...inherited from my mother.
They are antiques she bought from her antiquing days.
I don't know how old they are, or even their value...probably more sentimental than anything.
But, we do like old things don't we?
There is something older than EVERYTHING that I enjoy...that we all can enjoy.
Something from before my grandmother, or great-great-great grandmother.
Something from before the foundation of the world.
It is that I was chosen!!
Before there was an earth I was chosen...you too.
Before there was an earth an inheritance was prepared for us...an inheritance much better than a pair of opal earrings.
(Titus 1:1-2, Eph 1:4)