"See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no 'root of bitterness' springs up and causes trouble..." ... Hebrews 12:15
So this morning I'd long-finished my coffee cake muffin and still sipped my (dreamy) coffee at the cafe--
... while reading my book --
--and thought, "This is soo relaxing, calm, but darn! It's time to walk home and do all that housework--again. Sigh."
Immediately my head squealed, "Debra! Tsk. Tsk. Do your housework with joy and it'll be as pleasant as sitting here. That's what you blog about, right?"
Yeah, yeah, yeah. 😐 Heh.
Sometimes (every day?) we must get tough with our summer doldrum attitudes and become all Barney Fife-ish. You know, all "Nip it! Nip it in the bud."
Go allowing ugly, grippy roots to grow deep, long, and we'll regret it. But pluck tiny weeds (or trouble-causing buds) upon discovery and oh! A cinch, really.
As I've written before, 90% of our lives is the oh-so-daily stuff and not the vacations, parties, girls-night-outs, graduations, concerts or gatherings where people are all, like, "I appreciate you!".
Ninety percent of our lives is Reality. The working, errands, washing, driving, paying bills, cooking, helping, shopping and laundry part of our decades of this oh-so-quickly-it's-over Life God breathed into us.
And oh, how vital that we not --
Wish 90% of our lives away.
So today, Debra, listen up! While you dust, vacuum and scrub the kitchen windowsill where the cats sit, you'll celebrate this huge, joy-giving God inside you.
You'll water your garden while basking in gratitude and prayer. You'll empty the trash and clean the bathtub while listening to music and maybe even sing along.
You'll help others and count yourself fortunate to be able to do so.
And it'll be a brilliant, to-be-remembered day. Even though it's just a regular ol' 90% one, God will shine bright and warm within the center of it--and He makes all days worth celebrating.
All. Days. The obviously special ones--and otherwise.
What remains is that I, all of us, wake up and see that.
"So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love ... and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving." ... Ephesians 3:17, Colossians 2:7
Every single day brings the potential for wonder, creativity and surprises--good ones. Never forget.
Well, this book came out in 2016--
--and oh, ol' Debra sooo wanted to read it! But not at its original $28 price.
Uh, no. She's too much of an online bottom-price feeder for that.
So she waited for the price to drop. And waited--and finally was rewarded.
She snatched one for $4.26. 😌 (Find it here, also.)
It arrived yesterday and wow. She can't read it fast enough.
Excellent, smooth writing,
sad, poignant, inspiring,
all of the above.
She just thought she'd mention it.
Oh! And my friend, Judy, shared at Facebook this upcoming movie trailer. Looks awesome.