Cranky · Unexpected

cranky…

When things became unexpectedly pressed… I got cranky… Really pitiful… Being preoccupied by the unexpected deadline… there was not much room for grace with others… What a mess I am… And then I discovered I didn’t need to do what pressed unexpectedly… so I felt guilty for the crankiness… Oh… why can’t I just receive…… Continue reading cranky…

12 words till Christmas · Unexpected

12 words till Christmas… unexpected…

It’s 12 days till Christmas… and I’m asking Him what He wants me to write… and what I sense… is unexpected…An Advent series…12 days…12 words…I always enter these with a bit of trepidation…wondering if it’s from Him or me…because really…?all I have is a word for today…unexpected…I received an unexpected gift today…a jar filled with…… Continue reading 12 words till Christmas… unexpected…

Margin · Preparation · Rest · Shepherd · Unexpected

resting in the preparation…

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.He makes me lie down in green pastures.He leads me beside still waters.He restores my soul.Psalm 23:1-3 ESVOn a day of preparation…I expected time to be pressed…things gone undone…but what I found was…unexpected rest…Waking this morning with the chorus…Yes Lord Yes Lord Yes Yes Lord…running through my…… Continue reading resting in the preparation…

Praise · The Journey · Trust · Unexpected

The Journey Readings: Week 113… and when He numbers days in unexpected ways…

The very full week… the one pressed tight…the one I asked Him to number aright…took an unexpected turn…The day set for catching up…turned into a day for being laid out…Waking pre-dawn with an illness stealing more than a day… and still feeling puny… left me backing out of commitments… behind in my readings… and totally…… Continue reading The Journey Readings: Week 113… and when He numbers days in unexpected ways…

Love · Seeing · Unexpected

unreasonable love…

It’s ridiculous… really…when I look at… changes taking place in me…I’ve received something…¬†unasked for…unwanted…from an unpleasant (to say the least) experience…Something I find myself…growing attached to…fond of…his name… Omega…You see… the unpleasant episode…a cat infestation…seriously… don’t laugh…A stray momma cat had kittens in one of our flower beds…and we didn’t find them till they were…… Continue reading unreasonable love…

Preparation · Unexpected

unexpected preparation…

Last week’s misfortune…leads to this week’s unexpected preparation…The waiting for the sheriff and making of phone calls… regarding last week’s robbery… caused me to miss a prayer meeting I lead…This week’s impatience… with slow… fritzy… computers… makes it difficult to prepare the guide for meeting to pray…The unexpected prep… realized…last week’s guide… unused…will suffice for…… Continue reading unexpected preparation…