"Is anything too hard for the Lord?" ... Genesis 18:14
You should see me on Fridays.
In order for Tom and me to play Lazy, Movie-Loving Slugs on Saturdays, I mow the lawn, dust, clean the bathroom, trim the hedges, sweep the kitchen, vacuum upstairs and down, run the dishwasher and unload it and --
You know. Earn one day off by tackling two (three?) days' worth of work.
Well, last Friday Tom arrived home to find a poor ol,' moaning, bent-in-half
Next morning I told Tom, "I'd better stay home today." Now, for months that's how he's preferred to spend Saturdays, but this time he kept reading online (aloud) about the car shows, yard sales, bbq's, etc., we'd be missing.
I said, "Okay, go by yourself. I won't mind. I promise." He said, "Nah, I'd never hear the end of it."
Men. Sigh. ッ
Anyway, by Sunday my back felt nearly normal (sorta) and since God gives me my best ideas? I'm thinking He gave me this:
Create a master list, a Monday through Friday one, where your work is more evenly-distributed. One where all the hard tasks do not fall on Friday. (And if the lawn's a bit taller and furniture a tad dustier over the weekend? Just deal with it.)
Hey! My lower back, especially, appreciated that sensible idea, above all how I wrote 'do back-strengthening exercises' under each day's heading. Er hem.
And so far, so good, though yeah, it's only Tuesday. シ
These later decades in Life! Oh my. But thank-goodness God provides wisdom to still get it all done, His idea of 'all', which often is kinder than ours. The work, the needing boldness, the changes, the loving people anyway, even in our grouchy world--we can do this.
God makes a way where there is no way. Rivers in the desert, rays of light in darkness, clear paths through wilderness.
And may each of us, daily, crave His ways so that 2019 will be one long year bathed in--not complaints--but gratitude.
Our excuses! Some are real, yes, but if we can stop clinging to them, it's wonderful how God, then, can show us ways to overcome. Anyway.
Life can be difficult, but nothing is too hard for the God inside us.
Where I'm asking God to take me lately online? To places which will show me how to--
--spend less energy cooking, laundering, etc., while still doing enough
--keep the dirt out of my house (so I'll not have to clean it later)
--finish designing my yard to care for itself
Like this! This made cleaning look like fun (and simpler) and hey, can we ever read too much of that?--
How To Clean The Things You've Probably Never Cleaned Before
And my friend, Dolores, even sent me a fun Youtube video with music to cook by in your kitchen. My vintage-loving cohorts will also enjoy the retro illustrations.