Monday, March 21, 2011

Some Days. . .

"Momma said there'd be days like this..."

Days that are just a waste of make-up.

Days that are meant to for pajamas.

Days that you need to take the phone off the hook.

... to be mad.
... to be sad.
... to be frustrated.
... to be disappointed.
... to grieve.
... to give in to self-pity.

It's okay. 

Give Yourself some Grace!

Go there.

Just don't stay there.

Unplug the phone.  Turn off the computer.  Grab your kid and place them in front of the tv - it won't kill them.  Grab a book and head to a bubble bath or just lock yourself in the bathroom with a box of kleenex and cry.

It's okay.

Then wash your face.  Put on your favorite lipstick.

And breathe.

And know, there are just some days. . .

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Grace for Today

We want it all!  Just like little children at Christmas!  We want every shiny bauble, whirling gadget and spinning top.  And we want it wrapped in pretty bows that we can rip off and discard in the rubble pile.

Only, we want answers.

What will the future hold?  When will this end?  Will there always be a new problem just around the bend?

But God gives us only the answer we need for today.  Wrapped in how we can handle the information.  Sometimes it's a bitter pill.  Sometimes it's a sweet and refreshing elixir.

Yet, the packaging is where God outdoes himself!  It's glorious!   It's made through hard work and born through great trial.  It's never discarded but cherished by the creator.

The gift may not be what we wanted or planned but the package is incredible!

Trust that God is giving you today just what you need.  No more.  No less.

He will give you the Grace for today.  Tomorrow will take care of itself. 

Thursday, March 3, 2011

More Information and Less Knowledge

I just returned from taking Ashley and another baby to Denver for appointments at the Children's Hospitals there.  Two little girls, precious and precocious.

Loved by God.


And facing problems.

We received lots of information and few answers.  In fact, I feel overwhelmed.

I didn't hear what I wanted.

But I trust.

God is not overwhelmed.

Trust in Him.