Below is one of my favorite excerpts from Single Sojourner. To me, it illustrates that no matter how busy we may be, no matter how much we try to serve others, and no matter how many demands are levied upon us, our lives can be incredible offerings unto the Lord. A dear, dear friend sweetly told me once that I needed to rest, take more time for myself, offer this hectic-ness to the Lord. She thought that maybe the Lord was trying to teach me something and was calling me to depend more upon Him. To me that was an odd attempt at reassurance because I feel so dependent upon the Lord--He and I ride tandem in this crazy little, wild thing called Life. From my perspective, each day is a thrill to see just how the Lord will navigate. I'm waiting for the "other shoe to drop" while He is saying, "Watch this move, honey! Hold tight! I got this one!"
I called the bank. Check. I emailed Linda about the meal for the movie. Check. When is my dentist appointment? Check. Did I grade all the work? Check. What’s for dinner? Check. Hurry! Answer the phone! Check. Grab the committee papers. Check.
I forgot to get gas. Check. Matthew, I’ll call you this morning to check in. Check. I need to transfer money. Check. Can I make this traffic light? Check. The grass needs cutting. Check. How can I get rid of the mold on the shed? Check. It’s Sandy’s birthday—can I do something special for her? Check. Need to take my walk. Check. Registration is pending for the homeschool group. Check. Why did I try boxing on xBox 360 Kinect and flail around so much? My body is aching! Check. Boys need new shoes. Just how do they run holes in their tennis shoes? Again? Check. My friend seems so sad. I’ll send her a note. Check. Did I miss the deadline on that application? Check. Did I nag my kids about missing the deadline on that application? Check. How are my kids doing with their new jobs? Check. How do I connect with my maturing, young adult children? Check. Is the tire really flat? Check. How can I better engage my students? Check. Is it time to leave? But I haven’t yet packed! Check. Will you water my plants? Check. Hurry, we need to leave. Check. What time are the lessons? Check. I need a summer reading list for the boys. Check. Can we afford a family vacation this year? Check. What do you mean the dishwasher has flooded? Check. What do you mean the fried steak is mushy? Check. Did you say termites? Check. Freda, you can’t be serious that you just washed a Kentucky brown bat in your washing machine. Could there be bats in my attic? Check. Where is my watch? Check. Are you talking to me? Check. When is the play? Check. Now, who is this woman in the mirror? Check. When can I get my hair highlighted? Check. Will any man think I am pretty or playful or kind?... Will I always feel alone, Lord?...Dad is having chest pains, on way to emergency room. I cannot do my life, Lord. God, do you see me? God, do you see my tears? Do you hear my cries? You say I can do all things through You…is this really true, Lord? What does that mean? … Jesus gets in the boat......Check Mate.
3/15/2013 07:46:46 am
Vicki, I love your way of putting down on paper what's racing around in your head. I can relate on so many levels - now more than at any time in my life. I'm so looking forward to reading your latest book!!!
3/16/2013 08:57:01 am
Victoria, I am so very proud of you and your accomplishments. A wonderful mother and now published author - you amaze me! I'm fancinated by your ability to put your thoughts on paper when I struggle to just tell others how I feel. I love you! Mom
Your baby :)
3/16/2013 04:05:56 pm
Thanks, Marmie! I am so glad you got to come visit my BLOG - whatever that means! I'm glad it's not called a BLAH--G. That might be more up to my speed though: blah blah. ;) This is too fun. I love you, too! YOU are the icing on top!
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