*&!$#@. But please don't ask. I so don't want to talk about it.
Instead, I'd like to report that Jesus is awesome in the Cheering Up Department. Following a rough night, I came down here to the computer and He made certain I saw this photo (from an upcoming tv show)--
... and He reminded me that, always, He is there for me that way. Close, concerned, and focused upon healing any new tear in my heart.
That photo encouraged me for hours.
He sent other I'm-thinking-of-you notes, also. Like these sentences from this week's Chicago Med (anyone else love this show?).
Near the end, Dr. Will said to Nurse April, "You've got to learn to deal with things, April. This world isn't perfect."
Oh my goodness.
Now, hadn't I heard words like those before? Of course. But their timing helped soothe, then seal the last rip of my recent wound. You know, rather like this:
"Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a word spoken in right circumstances." ... Proverbs 25:11
(So if God nudges you to speak encouraging words you think someone's already heard? Just. Say. Them.)
And now, for me, (and for your sake), it's time to move on. Time to consistently choose brighter, more grateful thoughts and a few new projects, as well.
Don't you love the way God can customize our healing because, after all, He's our Maker? How important, then, does it become to learn to receive that healing.
Receive, receive, receive.
Speaking of new projects:
To the left of our front door I want to hang pencil sketches (by artists, not by me, for hey, who wants to look at stick figures?) in small black frames.
I spent much of yesterday wading through postcard-sized sketches on Ebay, saw all sorts of stuff, then discovered perfection. Notice the original price: I'm thinking these may be from the 1950's:
Stay tuned for the final result. :)
Oh! And thanks so much to you who prayed for Naomi and Justin's trip down South. They had a wonderful time and made it home safely. God bless you for praying!
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