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Friday, March 31, 2017

He Delights In Me

My devotion today was about how God delights in me. The words brought tears to my eyes. Here is this big creator of the universe and I delight him?

If you are like me, you've experienced times where you have displeased people. Perhaps your parents, an estranged friend, or an ex-spouse. These instances can play with your head and make you feel unworthy to anyone.

What assurance to know there is one whose love will never falter, no matter what. I can't do anything to make God love me less or more. He delights in me.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Office Move

My office is moving. I don't mind that I have to share an office now, or that it will be much smaller once three desks are set up. What I mind is my window. My window to the world of weather and activity.

Most of all I will miss the bush right outside. It has a nest that houses a bird each year and sometimes baby birds are born. I've saved this nest a few times as landscapers come with their hedge trimmers. Already a bird is there. It won't even know I'm gone, but I will.




Sunday, March 12, 2017

Irony

I've exercised all my life. I remember Jack La Lane, Jane Fonda, leggings and just sold my Thigh Master at my last yard sale. But, I have never joined a gym until this year. I couldn't pass up the price with no contract, to see if I liked it. I love it!

What is better about a gym than working out at home is, you walk in the door and all you can do is exercise. Getting there is half the effort, but once there, I make the circuit. I go from treadmill to the 30 minute room to stretching to stairs to elliptical. At home, I'll be in the middle of a yoga DVD and remember the laundry in the washer, or dinner I need to remember to take out of the freezer. I can stop and do something anytime and often will make things up just so I can stop.

The one thing I find disturbingly ironic is that there is a donut shop in the same parking lot as my gym. How can this be? I 'la, la, la' my way past it as if that can block out the smell, but just the name donut can trigger a primal groan. So far I have not stopped to purchase one, which is good, because once that barrier is broke, it's all downhill from there.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Prayers Then and Now

Driving to work today, I prayed for my husband. I prayed God would keep him safe and multiply the work of his hands. I prayed for his relationship with his sons and of course thanked God profusely for putting us together.

I was then reminded of another time when I would pray for my husband. I had been widowed a couple years and begin praying for my unforeseen future husband. It was weird because you are not sure what to pray. I would imagine God knew exactly who I was talking about and addressed it as such. I asked that his walk with God grow, and may he be filled with joy, etc.

I've decided it is much better praying for a real husband and not a future one.