Posts Tagged ‘confusion’

Up to Our Necks in Water

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. I don’t know how to slow down the madness. Doctor’s appointments here. Dentists, eye doctors, therapists. Kids to teach, laundry to do, a house to clean, groceries to buy. Sometimes I sit so tired, so needing a break. I grab a few minutes of quiet wherever I can. So little time for me. Now the daughter says she is bringing another little one into the world. We will love the little one. There’s no question about that.

 

But there are a few problems to solve. The car we bought has the right amount of seatbelts for the family we have now.  We need more  seatbelts. The time for the little ones we have is limited. It will need to be split even more. The daughter, never one to be patient, is even more impatient with the demands of the baby on her body and mind. The father of the child wants to be in our lives but we don’t know him. Grandpa says it’s like being in a bathtub full of water. The more people you add, the higher the water gets. We’re up to our necks.

Have you been there? Probably have. Hold on tight.  Grandpa says we just have to adjust to the water levels.  He could be right.

If you’re having trouble adjusting, let this be a safe place to spout.  Say what you think in the comments.  Nobody will give your name.  I will monitor comments.  I don’t need a bunch of advertisements.  I just want this to be a place to talk.

 

June 12 Daily Verse

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Psalm 69:6

Let not those who wait for You, O Lord GOD of hosts, be ashamed because of me;
Let not those who seek You be confounded because of me, O God of Israel.

 

Lord, help us live our lives in such a way as to always be a credit to You. Remind us that others who do not know You need us to be an example of Your love to the world. Keep us walking rightly so that they have no need to be ashamed of us and our witness.

Father, we never want others to stumble because of our actions and we don’t want them to hesitate to come to You because we have made them reluctant to associate with Christ. Help us, Lord, because we tend to be screw ups.  And thank You for loving us anyway.