Just a few random thoughts of what I'm thinking lately...
Wednesday has come and gone and the time change is kicking my butt. Is it okay to write that on a "Christian" blog???? Sorry kids. That's just the way it is.
To make matters worse, I'm going through this weird insomnia-thing where I keep waking up during the night to check the clock...fearful that I have overslept. How frustrating! Dont't know what's up with that!
When the girls here at the house complain of not being able to sleep, I smugly tell them that God is preparing them to have an infant, that their bodies are gearing up for sleep deprivation. Oh my, we are expecting a baby any day now, and I hope He's not preparing me for sleep deprivation. That's totally not cool.
The doctor was originally planning to put Erica in the hospital this Friday, but after her check-up today, he has decided to wait another week. Sigh... It's a girl, and we feel like we've been waiting on her for at least eleven months.
A little side note about Erica...she's doing really good. She hasn't missed a day of work her entire pregnancy. She's half-way through her first semester at Northeast. Saving money to buy a car...buy, yes buy....not finance. I'm really proud of her.
A few weeks ago, we had 4 girls in the house, but now we are down to just one. Kiara achieved her goals for being here and went back to her family. Since then, two other girls have made the choice to leave the house. I'm a little sad about it, because I know they are making choices to return to difficult circumstances in a hard world. Sometimes I question if we are doing something wrong here or if we are missing a mark somehow, but I've come to the conclusion that the we would be doing our residents more harm than good if we allowed them behave "any ole way". Because we love them, we set difficult yet reasonable and achievable standards for our residents, and unfortunately, not all of them are up for the challenge.
...because we love them... It seems that love, God's way, has been popping up in my life every way I turn lately. 2 Commandments: Love God with all your heart, soul, and mind and Love your neighbor as yourself. If we love Him, we will keep his commandments. Love is patient, kind, does not envy. Keeps no record of wrongs. Rejoices in the truth. Christ loved the rich young ruler enough to tell him the truth.
God's definition of love is difficult for me to get my mind around sometimes. It's even more difficult to line my actions up with His standard, but I believe it can be done...we should at least give it all we've got to love as He commands us to love. He gave everything for us...
Soooooo...on a more serious note....
Saturday I am registered to walk in a St. Patrick's Day 5K in South Pittsburg, TN. It benefits a food bank and a Christian Women's Job Corp. If it's yukky weather, I'm not going. Sorry kids, that's just the way it is.
Oh, yes...I almost forgot. My cousin Chris who was a guest writer on my blog recently has apparently started his own blog. Check it out HERE. I'm diggin' it personally! Please leave comments on his blog if you enjoy reading it. Comments help.
I'm fine with all the Lurkers who Read My Thoughts, but please don't do CUZ that way! He deserves better!
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