beware. this is a rare more serious post.
i blame it on all the reading i've been doing of shauna niequist.
introspection overload over here.
praise be to the Lord.
to God our Savior,
who daily bears our burdens.
i read that verse three times a day. every day.
it's on the back of the book we read last before nap (jesus loves me).
holding micah's hand as he runs his pointer finger under the words.
yeah, i teach reading. so what. who cares.
recently, i watched a sermon that encouraged the congregation to pray about asking God to give you a word to describe 2014.
and then find a verse that goes with that word, and make it your mantra for the year.
my word was praise... despite circumstances, sometimes.
and my verse?
i figured i should use the one i read all the time.
and today, i hit a wall.
partly because i accidentally forgot to drink coffee. this factor could me more like mostly rather than partly.
partly because micah's still sick.
partly because i wanted to go see detroit friends. (which i did anyway... with the sick boy. a little selfish? maybe.)
partly because i haven't slept much for four days now.
and i just put him down for his nap, read this book and verse like always, and was re-struck with my word of praise.
calmed me right back down. plus i drank coffee. but still. i'm choosing to believe it was jesus.
but, praising in spite of my burdens today.
i reread that as spit instead of spite.
praising in spit of it, too.
because there's a lot of that around here.
i need to get some sleep.
oh, and you should watch the sermon. it's here.