This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every moring: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion saith my soul: therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3: 21-26

Monday, January 29, 2007

Last Week's Limbo--Time Money Can't Buy

Last week was a limbo. We accomplished school and made it to our activities. On paper. In the planner I record in it looks like a satisfactory week filled with accomplishments. Of course I don’t record everything in that planner, including our rising and going to bed times. Which were horribly out of whack—even for us and that is saying a lot. It was like the weekend that never ended. Not even a vacation feel to it.

Because DCG/Daddy was home and while he was busily working away, what he was working away at was finding a new job. Which is frustrating, hurry up and wait work. Stressful for him, my job I felt was to keep the boys on task and keep life marching on as usual as possible.

Mid-week we started the new basketball class and that added to the oddness of the week. And then, dear, darling DCG/Daddy helped out with some school work. A little history with Roo, reading with Boo, piano with both and some memories were made and as I told him later, while no income came in, the lessons learned, the sharing that took place, the wisdom he brought to their day was something money cannot buy or take away…as the commercial says, “Priceless.”

Praying this week offers more tangible rewards and the hope of something new, but hopefully we can squeeze in a few more life lessons with Dad.

Psalm 27

The Lord is my light and my salvation
Whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the defense of my life;
Whom shall I dread?
When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh,
My adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell.
Though a host encamp against me,
My heart will not fear;
Though war rise against me,
In spite of this I shall be confident.
One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of the LORD
And to meditate in His temple.
For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle;
In the secret place of His tent He will hide me;
He will lift me up on a rock.
And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me,
And I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy;
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD.
Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice,
And be gracious to me and answer me.
When you said, “Seek My face,” my heart said to You,
“Your face, O LORD, I shall seek.”
Do not hide your face from m,
Do not turn Your servant away in anger;
You have been my help;
Do not abandon me nor forsake me,
O God of my salvation!
For my father and my mother have forsaken me,
But the LORD will take me up.
Teach me Your way, O LORD,
And lead me in a level path
Because of my foes.
Do not deliver me over to the desire of my adversaries,
For false witnesses have risen against me,
And such as breathe out violence.
I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
Wait for the LORD;
Be strong and let your heart take courage;
Yes, wait for the LORD.

1 comment:

Bss said...

Very good words for life today! Thank you for posting them. :)

Bss (SoundSilence from THL)