Thursday, January 28, 2016

Patience

The future of my life and the lives  associated with mine are known to God.  He has had a plan for me since long before my ancestors were born.  Before my  birth He knew my weaknesses and the dates and times of each of my future transgressions.  Even knowing these He orchestrated my birth, created me specifically. He did not destroy me because I was flawed, He accounted for it in His plan.  My flaws will not prevent His grace nor change the final result. 

I am instructed to have faith in these facts.
I am instructed to believe and count on His faithfulness.  My plans should be made with regard to the firm belief that He keeps His promises.

Joseph made the sons of Israel take an oath and make a promise to him. He said, "I'm sure that God will come to help you. Then you must carry my bones up from this place."
Genesis 50:25 NIRV

"... The Lord will fight for you. Just be still."
Exodus 14:14 NIRV

Monday, January 25, 2016

Solo had a dream too.

And apparently it is riding a unicorn.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Pharaoh

When reading about Moses and the plagues in Egypt I felt like I could relate to the Pharaoh as he went back and forth with Aaron. 

"Yes, I'll let you go.  Just get rid of these frogs... Oh the frogs are gone...  on second thought..."

I do that.  The resolutions I make as I lay in bed at night sound righteous, but when morning comes and the sun is shining before my promises are even acted upon and the reality of the work is before me...

Human.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Season

On several fronts of my life I have been recently confronted by the realization that I'm not capable, nor will I have time, to do everything.  Probably, most people don't have to realize this.  I guess I didn't really need to either, but I feel like I did. Bob is capable of business venturing that I am not, Marley is beginning to be beyond my skill in violin.  I could try to keep up, probably be successful, but at the cost of other things.  It brings my role as a support person into perspective.  In You've Got Mail (a movie I watch every year around Christmas, I don't know why) the character Kathleen Kelly says that she  "lives a small life. Small but valuable." That is how I feel.

It's a humbling and good feeling.