I stood timidly near the pool, watching the action from a
safe distance. Body to body, people of all sizes jumped, splashed, yelled, and
laughed. The moving water formed peaks
and valleys, continuously reforming around the spontaneous movement of the
I looked over to the shallow end. Same body-bumping play, just smaller people.
I wanted to join in the fun, really I did! I even stuck my
toe in once, but it barely made a ripple.
Last week at a prayer time with John and Missy, we talked about
struggling in our walk with the Lord, struggling with people, struggling with
work—you name it, we struggled with it.
As we talked, I diligently worked on untangling a lump of necklace.
I kept breaking off the end of what appeared to be a hair. I didn’t think that one
little thing was much of a problem, though, so I kept taking parts of the
necklace over and under, under and over, over and back under. My frustration
was on the rise, and my blood pressure along with it.
OK, well, maybe not always, but I enjoyed them this past week.
During a weekly prayer time with two coworkers, one of them confessed a struggle with finding
motivation to read his bible and pray.A
few months ago he attended a men’s conference, and, as often happens with many
conferences, he came home excited and highly motivated to read his bible and
pray more often.
This past weekend, Don and I shopped for a truck for
him. We searched for used trucks with
lower mileage so we could get something nicer and higher-end for less – we had
an “under 20” budget. We quickly
realized we were looking for a he-man luxury truck at a juvenile bare-bones price. So we had two choices: up the price, or lower our qualifications.
This morning after church, my husband and I ventured out to
a local paved greenway trail for a bike ride.The sun was hot, sky blue, breeze cool, trail in excellent condition,
symphony of natural sounds all around, and only a few folks out and about.We were enjoying everything about the ride!
Until I spotted it – an empty Dunkin Donuts cup on the side
of the trail.