Lice, Too?

It seems God is really working on the lesson of giving thanks in EVERYTHING.

Jamie was supposed to come for a visit tomorrow night. This morning I found out she has lice and so the visit is probably canceled.

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Moments Like These

“You have done everything correctly, help is on the way.”

That “if the elevator should stop” sign just gives me the warm fuzzies. πŸ˜‰ The last line, though, is interesting. I think I have that attitude toward prayer – and if God doesn’t “rescue me” soon enough, I start to doubt that I’ve prayed right or that He’s listening. My idea of a “timely manner” is pretty short.

School’s out right now, so tonight I was able to help on the night shift with my grandmother. Nights can be tricky when she can’t get comfortable. There really isn’t much anyone can do – after this many days, the bed is just plain uncomfortable.

Yesterday’s Grief

“The rain that fell a-yesterday is ruby on the roses,
Silver on the poplar leaf, and gold on willow stem;
The grief that chanced a-yesterday is silence that incloses
Holy loves when time and change shall never trouble them.

The rain that fell a-yesterday makes all the hillsides glisten,
Coral on the laurel and beryl on the grass;
The grief that chanced a-yesterday has taught the soul to listen
For whispers of eternity in all the winds that pass.

O faint-of-heart, storm-beaten, this rain will gleam tomorrow,
Flame within the columbine and jewels on the thorn,
Heaven in the forget-me-not; though sorrow now be sorrow,
Yet sorrow shall be, beauty in the magic of the morn.”
–Katherine Lee Bates

Faith of a Child

One day a few weeks ago, Mom, Jamie, and I were riding in the car. Mom and I were discussing what course of action we should take about something and I told Mom, “Well, after you pray about it, let me know what you decide.”

That’s when Jamie piped up. Most of our conversation went over her head, but she knew what prayer was. “Dear God, tell Chell. Jeesee mayne, ameyun!”

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“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.”
Psalm 30:5

“God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.”
Psalm 46:5

“My soul waits for the Lord, more than watchmen for the morning.”
Psalm 130:6


Trust, Part 2874b

“There is a Hand stretched out to you; a Hand with a wound in the palm of it. Reach out the hand of your faith to clasp it, and cling to it, for ‘without faith it is impossible to please God.'” -Henry Van Dyke

Trust is a lesson God’s been rather intensely teaching me lately. Almost every sermon has tied back somehow into trusting Him – so have my devotions for the past few weeks. No joke.

But I’m human, stubborn, and a slow learner and I’ve shed more tears over these lessons than I want to think about.

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