I'm still here.
In case anyone is still around, I'm still alive and I made it through the first week of awesomeness that was my life in May 2011. I have friends that are running 10 miles a day, another preparing for a 5K and here I am just trying to SURVIVE this week before I have to survive the next one.
I really thought that this summer was going to be more relaxing than it appears to be unfolding. That's okay. I just have to wrap my orderly, one thing at a time, check it off mind around it.
Yesterday was the first day for a long time that it was gorgeous weather here and it was so wonderful. I sat out on my patio for a LONG time between watering and doing some weeding in my plants. I had to marvel at the world God has given us. The blues in the sky were varied and vivid. The clouds were puffy,white and majestic. Isn't it cool that God made clouds so that we could SEE them? I mean, they could have been invisible masses of air. But the fact that He made them white and beautiful against a stunning blue is so like Him.
I'm trying not to get caught up in all the busy-ness that wars against the calmness of my soul.
Yesterday I read from Job before going to church. Let's just say it had been a while since I had sat down and read some scripture without it just being a quick read through to fulfill my conscience instead of my soul.
When I realized the daily reading was from Job my heart sank. I didn't want to read the depressing stuff that he went through and try to see what God was saying to me for my life. But God does not disappoint.
"But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and that he will stand upon the earth at last. And after my body has decayed, yet in my body I will see God! I will see him for myself. Yes, I will see him with my own eyes. I am overwhelmed at the thought!" Job 19:25-27