Isn’t it funny what you suddenly remember out of the blue? It just happened to me:
When I was a kid in elementary school,
I became extremely uncomfortable
when other students stared at me at lunchtime
whenever I pulled a baggie of prunes
that I enjoyed snacking on, out of my lunch box.
So to silence the unwanted comments & disguise my embarrassment,
I told (I was known as a smart girl so I knew the kids would believe me)
the wide-eyed & gullible gawkers,
“These are giant raisins.”
What do you recall?
“We’re prone to want God to change our circumstances,
but He wants to change our character.
We think that peace comes from the outside in,
but it comes from the inside out.”
I need need & need again this today. Do you???
You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister? Or why do you treat them with contempt? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat.
11 It is written:
“‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord,
‘every knee will bow before me;
every tongue will acknowledge God.’”
12 So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.
13 Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another.
. . . Except for maybe fresh homemade
generous spoonfuls of
chocolate chip cookie dough
Caught with Leah tonight in the act!
With a life overflowing with broken relationships & even more than that, a body broken
continually by my former years of cruel leukemia treatment,
& knowing very sadly that my health status will only far worsen from this point,
I need to be reminded tonight of the message in this (sung years earlier by my 2 oldest nephews) sweet & comforting video:
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
Today my left knee, right ankle, & left wrist are “telling me” to take it Easy with a capital “E.” I need to stay off my feet as much as possible to avoid worsening my present condition. My foggy eyes – which make my favorite pastime of reading a distant memory – are possibly fuzzy due to my headache, but one can only surmise the cause of this latest health problem of mine.
Thanks in a huge way goes out today to my extremely thoughtful & kind sister Carrie for calling & offering to pick me up lunch!
Takeout food is my thing, & healthier takeout is even better. The gluten-free cheeseburger, fries & orange pop pictured here are from the spectacular restaurant Moo Cluck Moo.
It means THE WORLD to me to interact like a “regular” (whatever that may be) individual & I get that from my sister.
With Carrie in Hawaii in ’98 when I was 14 (& my short hair was growing back after my 1st 3 rounds of chemotherapy)
Um, no thanks to anyone who only sees me as a walking cancer story & and focuses on “fixing” every part of me.
God gave me life with very challenging cancer treatment side effects but God also gave me strength to deal with all of them.