We made it another week. We have a lot to look forward to this weekend. We had some good friends here this week and tomorrow we get to see some others who we haven’t seen in a while. We are already looking forward to worship tomorrow night. Then NOTHING on Sunday. I love looking forward to stuff.
Up until now in my life, I rarely reflected on the past, but constantly looked forward. It is good and bad. I miss out on some great memories that I don’t take time to reflect on. But I live with anticipation of things to come. I am/was eager and excited for new things.
Tara is doing pretty good 36 hours after chemo. Still struggling a bit with stomach pain. I hear it gurgling as I write. But she is sleeping so that is good. So now I too will reflect on my day as I enjoy the present; laying in bed and falling asleep. Thank you God for sustaining us through another week….a good one.
Jay, I am at a loss of words for you, only tears. Your situation is similar to mine 23 years ago and all I know is I had to give each overwhelming moment to Jesus. You are an inspiration of wonderful care for your family! Praying for you each day . Mark Scott
I am reading through One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp again and am going to share an excerpt from the first Chapter, an emptier, fuller life.
She is stating how we can choose everyday the mystery of Christ and his provision…or not and end up groping along, hungry. “…we can choose to live as Israilites gathering manna. For forty long years, God’s people daily eat manna~a substance whose name literally means “What is it?” Hungry, they choose to gather up that which is baffling. They fll on that which has no meaning. More than 14,600 days they take thier daily noursihment from that which they don’t comprehend. They find soul-filing in the inexplicable. They eat the mystery. They ate the mystery. And the mystery, that which made no sense, is “like wafers of honey” on the lips.”
The Bell’s are eating the mystery along with you! Love your family!