How can I be tired? I haven’t gone anywhere and there’s an awful lot of limitations on what can be done, but still… last night & this morning… I was ZONKED!
That’s the lead-in to the first of…
- A Good Night’s Rest: Last night the kids were trying to stream an old movie (1989’s “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” – whoa, #throwback!!). Anyway, there were some problems streaming and around 11pm I couldn’t take it any more. I went to bed, woke up at 6-ish (Thanks Maurice!), had a hot chocolate & read, remember looking at the clock around 7am, then fell back to sleep until 9:30. Wowzers… thanks for that Lord!
- Monsieur Violino lives 2 doors down. He’s had issues with a number of neighbours (none of whom speak particularly well of him. In fact the last time I saw him he was having a full-blown shouting match with another neighbour… OUCH!). Anyway, a few years ago, when we had another rooster (2 in fact, long story – one was old & didn’t crow much, the other was a young buck… ‘nuf said), M. Violino came to ask us to do something about it. He was nice about it and we fixed the problem that same day. From then on, I always said ‘Hi’ or waved whenever we crossed paths. I hadn’t seen him since that other shouting match, but today, while walking the dog, he was out in his yard when I passed. We had a nice, short chat. “A soft answer DOES turn away wrath.”
- Proverbs 3:5-8: 5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil. 8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
It’s an old way of thinking, that an “enlightened” society has moved away from, but I love the link between health and the choice of (a) trusting the Lord (b) acknowledging his Lordship and (c) doing your best to live above sin. It’s an old formula but I’m just naïve enough to think that there’s still something to it.
Oh don’t worry, I’m not one of those ones who thinks they can take no precautions, be careless and God is bound to protect me. No… I try to always lean toward balance – I do what I can do & leave the rest to God.
That “leaving”, however, is not defeatist… but faith-filled; one characterized by trust. He is Lord and His plan will be played out in my life.
There’s a lot I can’t control, but what I can control are my choices. Regardless of what’s happening in the world, I can choose to live for God to the best of my ability.
Lord help me do that!
That’d be a really #GoodThing!
Looking for some good reading while other activities are limited? Grab a copy of my grandfather’s journal.
Haha we watched that movie a few weeks ago! The kids weren’t fans of the ant.