Friday, March 11, 2011

Giving up Snow for Lent...

Late this morning, I stepped into my former department, hoping to snag a mug of coffee. None has been brewed. Nobody made a pot. Of. Coffee.

One gave up Coffee for Lent.

Huh. Okay. So I brewed half a pot....and enjoyed that. For some reason, it felt really good to drink something hot and soothing my throat that somehow needed some soothing. No, I'm not sick nor do I have a sore throat. But just the same, coffee...good. Yum.

I had noticed the past few days, people were giving things up for Lent. One gave up Facebook for Lent. That, I'll be watching out for her and see if she is serious about it. So far, so good.

Some gave up sweets or food-related things.  Some gave up tv programs or little pleasures.

I decided up Snow for Lent.

I've just had it with the weary, I mean, very weary Winter.  I love snow and everything but to be constantly slammed with ice and snow all the time is just wearing me down.  C'mon Spring, come on! You can do it! Come on out.  Bring the sun with you.

Other exciting news...we have a Pastor nominee visiting us this weekend, and my church will have an open house this weekend. I'm looking forward to meeting him and see if this is the Pastor God wants him to be for our church. middle sister, Hollie, is gonna have her 2nd baby either tonight or on Monday. By express delivery (c-section).  I am looking forward to meeting my newest nephew soon.  I wonder how big brother Andrew will handle it.  He will be in for the shock of his life!

Other than that, really nothing earth-shattering events are happening in my life at the moment.  Enjoying my new job, and having the time of my life. Kids are happy and healthy, if they're not killing each other first.  Life is good, so far. And God is good. All the time.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Knots Prayer

Dear God,

Please untie the knots that are in my mind, my heart and my life.
Remove the have nots, the can nots and the do nots that I have in my mind.
Erase the will nots, may nots, might nots that may find a home in my heart.
Release me from the could nots, would nots, and should nots that obstruct my life.
And most of all, Dear God, I ask that you remove from my mind, my heart, and my life all of the "am nots" that I have allowed to hold me back, especially the thought that I am not good enough.


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