Monday, May 18, 2015

Daybook: 05.18.15

For Today... Monday, May 18th

Outside my window... overcast and occasional drizzles, much like our weekend was ...

I am thinking... of how sad I am another era in my life is ending. (Is it okay to admit in blog land when sadness happens?)  For seven years I have worked alongside a great co-worker. He is now leaving to follow God's call for his family which unfortunately means living in another state.  For 19 years now, I've been working in church ministry and I ought to be used to the way people come and go. At my first church, there came a time when I was the only one left - employees as well as the board, now at my second church again I'm the only original employee left. I guess I can say at least I have stick-ability ...

I am thankful... that I was not hurt worse when I fell and went sliding in the sanctuary Sunday. I'm especially thankful that no one saw me!

I am wearing... a color-blocked shift dress. It reminds me of the 70's kind of style I wore as a teen. It is so comfortable! 

I am creating... more order in the office. I took Mary Organizes' advice and got an inbox for all paperwork needing to be dealt with - except I got two inboxes, one for my work-at-home job and the other for our household. You'll be glad to know they are both zebra striped. *Wink.

I am wondering... who God has in mind to take the place of my co-worker?

I am reading... Max Lucado's "Miracle at the Higher Ground Cafe." It's a change from the usual Max and is actually a novel. I like it, but please, Max, never give up your regular fare. I need those spiritual nuggets to chew on!

A scripture thought ...

If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother (or sister), he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. (1 John 4:20 ESV)

We're commanded to love everyone - even enemies - but how it must hurt the heart of God when a person can't show love to their own flesh and blood ...

In my garden... is absolutely nothing!  Actually, all I ever plant are my containers on my front porch, but I don't have anything in there yet. I need to do something SOON.  Does it count that my knockout rose bushes in the yard are blooming?

In my kitchen... pork steaks marinating for tonight's dinner.

A favorite quote for today... I wanted to share a few quotes from my pastor's sermon this past Sunday:

  • God showed up in a fire at a distance (the burning bush) - and it freed a nation. (Ex. 3:1-8)
  • Jesus showed up in a fire - and set Shadrach, Meshack and Abednego free. (Daniel 3:25)
  • The Holy Spirit showed up in a fire (tongues of fire on the Day of Pentecost) that goes inside the people and dwells in their hearts. The result is the world can be set free. (Acts 2:1-4).
  • What do you need in the midst of your fire?

A peek into one of my days... from our recent trip to the Azalea Farm

One of my favorite things...  kissin' on my grand twins. My motto is "You can't never spoil with too much lovin'."

From the board room... Don't this dessert look luscious? I think this would be the perfect Memorial Day goody.

Strawberry Icebox Cake
photo and recipe from  sprinkle some sugar

Post Script - I love the song, "Greater" by MercyMe.  Here is a link to view this happy tune and see the lyrics.

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betty said...

Ouch with the fall, but glad no one saw you :) It is always sad when people move on, even if it is God's will, we do miss them. Yum on that dessert, it does sound like it could be a good thing for Memorial Day!


Simply Linda said...

Yummy on the desert. Ouch on t he fall (glad your ok). And it is ok to feel sad/admit it. Blessings

Anonymous said...

Sorry about another goodbye. So glad you are ok after your fall and that it was unwitnessed!!
What a blessing that your church has a faithful employee in you...

Joyful said...

Oh! I'm glad you didn't hurt anything! happy too that you weren't seen! :)
hmm, have to put that Max novel on my list! I too love those nuggets in his writing. He's so clear about what he has to say.
This desert looks so good! Mister can't have strawberries anymore though, wonder if I could use blueberries instead...
Hope your week is going well and you get new co-workers that you just love to work with! :)

Shirley said...

That desert does look delicious! My mouth is watering! It's always ok to express sadness on your blog. That's one of the great healing things it is good for. And all your blogging friends will understand. God has a plan . . . always.

Susanne said...

The azalea bushes are gorgeous. Wow, that is amazing that you have stuck so long at both jobs. That is a rarity these days and I think speaks to your faithfulness! Thank God you were not hurt after falling.

Laura Lane said...

That dessert looks delicious!
Visiting from The Simple Woman.
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage