Thursday, January 24, 2008


I won't run through my Thursday off today with R because it was far less eventful and exciting than usual. But it was still great. Even when R is cranky and tired and having shouting matches with his best friend Z and not listening to me, I love spending every minute with him. And, the day off in the middle of my work week has been amazing in terms of re-grounding me and making the stress of work more tolerable. Somehow, it's much easier to head back to work for Friday since I just have to get through one day. Plus, it's casual day. So at least I don't have to plan out what to wear. I can just grab my jeans and a sweater and be done with it. That's the way I like it. :-)

Thank you, again, everyone for your amazing and wonderful comments on my heavy post this week. I'm touched beyond words. When I checked email the day after I posted it, I sat at my desk at work with tears streaming down my face at the love you all shared with me. I'm so blessed to have each one of you in my life - whether we've met face to face or not. God certainly does work in strange and wonderful ways.

I had to share something related to that post: This afternoon, R and I were having lunch and listening to one of Phil Wickham's CDs. There's a song called "Grace" and here is the verse that jumped out at me today:

I need eyes to be my guide

I need a voice that’s louder than mine

I need hope, I need You

Cause I can’t do this alone

Can you believe that? I've listened to that CD dozens of times since I bought it back in November and I never heard that line before. I LOVE this kind of stuff - seeing and hearing God's message to me in all these subtle and sometimes not-so-subtle ways. It seems like every few days, I have one of those moments when my jaw drops open and my eyes bug out from surprise when I find another message from him. And, I imagine him smiling at me, at my surprise.

Have you had any surprises from God lately?


LEstes65 said...

Well, you know I heard from him on Sunday. And I heard from him all this week. Specifically today. I am getting painful reminders that I am ignoring the lesson learned on Sunday. *sigh* Why am I human???

sandwhichisthere said...

One of the most wonderful surprises I ever got from God I got on September sixteenth, nineteen seventy two. It was glorious and shining. When I first saw it, a light seemed to beam from it directly to me. It was pure and innocent and seemed to have a touch of mischief in it. The beauty of it still overwhelms me as it is a lifetime gift. I thought that I would never again see such a miracle. I was wrong. The gift has been repeated twice. Blessed is the father of daughters.