After an awesome and blessed day I’ve been walking around, my spirit feeling cluttered. Maybe it’s a reflection of the cluttered kitchen and living room, the cluttered desk at the office, the cluttered schedule and the cluttered mind. All day, it seems, my life feels cluttered and it’s so difficult to find the time to just be, just sit there and be. This clutter got to me today, my spirit felt so heavy and I just couldn’t snap out of hit. Finally, by the grace of God I began to thank Him, for everything. For the husband that works so hard for us, the daughter that wanted me to sleep with her, the son who we miss dearly, the son who needed me to hold him, the doggies that needed to follow me until they gave me their treats, the kitchen that exploded from dishes used to prepare home-made baby food, cruciferous veggies for me and my Mama’s own light-Capirotada as one of our Lenten traditions. I thanked Him for everything that crossed my mind as I was making my way trying to clean and unclutter the kitchen. By the end, more than the kitchen counters were clean – my spirit was a little lighter! It’s so odd, how counter-intuitive it seems to thank God for the work and the chores – but God sure did know what He was doing when He gave us work!
RC’s view from the window on his last trip, so glad I live in the southwest!
BB woke up in a very bad mood, I was on red with my name on the board, according to her, within 5 minutes of her getting up. She was tired.
BBC – Keeping my eye on God has not been easy this week and I’ve failed quite a bit. I read this quote from Ven. Fulton Sheen and, boy – did those words just breathe new life into me:
"When you fail to measure up to your Christian privilege, be not discouraged for discouragement is a form of pride. The reason you are sad is because you lookedto yourself and not to God; to your failings not to His love. You will shake off your faults more readily when you love God than when you criticize yourself. You have always the right to love Him in your heart even though you do not love Him in your acts. God is biased in your favor. God is more lenient than you because he is perfectly good and therefore loves you more. Be bold enough then to believe that God is on your side, even when you forget to be on His. Archbishop Fulton Sheen (Preface to Religion)
NCC has started waking up around 5:40ish with the biggest smile and a spirit to warm your heart. As he tries to bat me awake while I’m trying to rock him back to sleep, my heart just melts when I see his little smile.
The Doggies – We were out and about all evening last night and boy, Dulci was not a fan. She proceeded to try and dig her way into my mattress while I was trying to go to sleep and then, once she’d had enough, just stormed out and decided sleeping in the same room as me was so not worth it!
Finally, google made a YouTube Kids app! I’ve been lucky – she’s usually not on youtube long enough to find anything that would make me cringe – but I’ve heard some awful, terrible stories!
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