Tuesday, November 30, 2010

tuesday reflections


woke up this morning to the sound of wind whipping around rather fiercely, and the remembrance that yesterday i drank the last drop of coffee in the house. let's just say i was glad to be able to linger in my down-filled bed for a moment longer.

i am still thinking about last night, when i helped my friend anne and some of her other friends make bunches and bunches and bunches of these strange little candy balls for a school fundraiser. i have to be honest. i did not really want to go help, i would rather have spent the evening snuggled in a quilt with a book. the day had been long, and my body was feeling the toll.

naturally, i was blessed to not be able to do what i wanted to do. the conversation of the women last night was something i was hungry for, the open admission of God working in our lives, wanting to fulfill plans for us, if we are able to accept and trust that His way is really the only way. it was so what i needed to hear, even though i have heard before. so, the women shared stories of how God directed their lives, once they put things in His hands. good stories. stories built as only He can build them! seriously, you cannot begin to manufacture the way God works. EVER. and yet, we always see the goodness, the 'rightness' in His doings. oh, how i want to hold and remember that truth, always, every day.

and so, for another day, i am filled. filled with the knowledge that even though the world assaults and throws curveballs and seems so exhausting to try and figure out, God is there. He does not miss a thing. He knows me better than i know myself. and i can admit to him that i am tired. that i am not sure what i want anymore. that i am feeling vulnerable, and that i want Him to bring me to a place, His place. that i don't have to wait until tomorrow, or someday in the future, but i can be there today. right now. and that everything will be okay. IS okay. and so that is how my tuesday will roll...:) and that's a good thing.


By the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain . . .
1 Cor 15:10

7 comments:

Karen said...

Oh how I love that His grace toward me was not in vain!!!!!

(I had no idea it was Tuesday)

Rani said...

Isn't that the truth? Amen.

I am so glad you went.

Your post also reminds me that I haven't baked a thing for the cookie exchange yet and I have a calendar of events that is overtaking my month.

*sigh*

I think I shall cook a turkey today as it is almost defrosted and I only have about a million other things to do :)

bobbione8y said...

Rani! i love that you are still cooking turkeys the week AFTER thanksgiving. i am going to get one and cook it up for me this month also :))

karen. at least you know to still come to my blog. who cares what day it is, really...

Karen said...

True!!! I got a nice dose o' Bob this morning, it made my day. :-)

You know what else would make my day? The recipe for those little things you made..

bobbione8y said...

trust me. no one wants this recipe. yucky.

Karen said...

Okay, now I just have to know. What makes it so yucky?

I am scoping out the Joan of Arctics, feeling only a little guilt over the fact that they will be the fourth pair of boots I've purchased since July....

bobbione8y said...

i will tell you, in 2 years of helping make hundreds of these, i have never ever tasted even one.

it's a mixture of kraft caramels, sw. condensed milk and lots of butter, melted. then you dip a big chunky marshmallow in the molten hot caramel, then you roll the whole mess in rice krispies. yikes. apparently, they sell well at the school. anne said that we made 900 of them the other nite.