Nope, no crying post today. You can thank me in the comments. Depending on how church goes tomorrow, it may be the last of its kind for a while, so I thought I needed to get one in while the gettin’ was good.
In lieu of tears, I offer you bullets (with all due consideration to my bullet-posting blog friend Anita):
- Did you notice in the sidebar that you can now subscribe to Lisa writes via email? There is also a drop down menu for handy subscription via online readers. I personally use the google reader to stay apprised of all my favorite bloggers.
- I am resolved to no longer weed my flower beds. Of course, it’s not like I’m guilty of such on a daily basis. Actually the one day the boys and I weeded this week was the first (and only) day in a long while, and as a result two of us, myself included, have contracted poison ivy. I even have it on my eyelid. It’s quite lovely, as you might imagine.
- I’m looking for a really good novel. REALLY good. I need to escape and get lost in someone else’s world for awhile. Any recommendations? Oh yeah, nothing sad, okay?
- We will be going out of town yet again this next week. I plan to have some posts on auto-post, but I don’t have anything written yet, so we shall see. While on our trip, we hope to be able to hook up with some old friends of ours whom we haven’t seen in seven or eight years (and an undisclosed number of pounds). What does it say about me that (a very small) part of me dreads the reunion, all due to stupid body image issues? Wait, don’t answer that. I’m thinking it says I’m a woman.
- Proof I watch way too much political pontification: I actually used the phrase “tone down his rhetoric” in a real, non political conversation that had nothing to do with Obama, Hillary or McCain.
- Our newspaper featured a quiz containing questions from the citizenship exam. Not to brag or anything, but I got them all correct but one. I couldn’t name the Chief Justice. I knew it was John Roberts! But I guessed Scalia.
And, finally, I want to thank all you who took the time to post a comment or shoot an email to assure me of your prayers on behalf of me, my family, and my church. Your willingness to come alongside me and intercede for sisters and brothers whom you have never met both humbles me and encourages me.
As many of you stated in your comments yesterday, pain is pain, heartache is heartache and struggles are struggles. There is nothing easy about the Christian life. Consider Jesus, who “humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.”
Nothing easy about the cross.
My God is faithful and we can know that WHATEVER comes, we can trust the goodness and sovereignty of a mighty God who works all things–all things!–together for our good and His glory.
Whatever comes, to God be the glory!