Oh my purple sparkly socks.
This hasn’t happened very much
( well…since I was a baby Christian, anyway. Notice how EVERYTHING seems to work for ya when you are a baby Christian??)
I had a bad nightmare.
Woke up and
made sure I
FELL STRAIGHT INTO JESUS’ ARMS
( Through His Word)
First thing my eyes see when I opened my YouBible devo for today?
Mastermind • Devotional
I love this.
I love that we can be real with Jesus.
It’s like He’s our awesome big brother who totally gets it and is amazingly mature and tough and kind and wise.
I know: real life big brothers often mess up and betray themselves and totally screw the pooch.
Or sometimes people don’t have them. Sometimes they die too. I’ve seen that.
we have a real life Friend Who sticks closer than a brother. And He can’t die. He’s been there, done that, got the T-shirt. And now He ever lives to intercede for me and you with the Father as the One in charge of the New Covenant, right?
Verse. Just sec….
I couldn’t get out of bed today
I’ve been taking sleeping meds regularly,
so I’ve been feeling better. Darn it! I was feeling so good: I thought maybe God had healed me. I need a hug. 💔
Faked ME out
Okay reboot my heart.
- Regular sleep is a beautiful thing. It’s something I have not known before. I’m thankful.
- Clean sheets clean nightie clean self. Quiet time.
- Dandelion Carmel Nut tea ☕ from Teeccino. Love it. Dandelion are super good for you. Not kidding: look it up.
- Sandwiches for dinner. Peppered turkey breast with provolone. All the crunchy veggies. Lays – Dill pickle chips. Yumm.
- Planning the weekend with the fam. Fun.
- My big brother. He is my sweet friend. 🌻 not everyone is friends with their bro. (it takes two.) I’m thankful.
- Hunting for seashells and rocks on the beach with pant legs rolled up. Coming home all sandy and tired. 🌻
- Baking 🍪 a beautiful thing. Thankful.
“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.
Matthew 6:34 MSG
Proactive. Ok living with said flaw in my man. How do I do it?
- Mental discipline.
- Remind mySELF of the truth
- What this marriage means to me. What did I promise. Love Is a friggin’ choice.
- Valuable things require sacrifice
- What are the good things about him? Is he a good provider? Is he funny? Is he a good lover? Is he sweet to our girls? Is he a good cook? Does he balance the check book to the penny?
I try to keep short accounts. You know? I don’t let little stuff build up. I take care of those little irritations before I get mad. Make sure to thank him and say he’s made a difference and I feel better just by talking.
Pray. I dont pretty things up for God. He already knows, right? look at.psalms: God wants truth in my inward parts.
Exercise. Go for a walk. Endorphines! And gripe to God while you are at it. It helps.
Take a break. Sit down. Turn the stove off. (Dinner can be late. No one ever went to hell for that. Bitter words on the other hand…)
Don’t let blood sugar get too low. Grab a celery stick or some peanut butter.
shut up and pray. (Stormie Omartian power of a praying wife. Oh. My. Socks. Buy it. Highlight it. wear it out.)
Seriously girls, I still have to rezone myself and realize I have gotten bossy and reboot and add balance and remind myself about his great qualities…..all the time!
Bi weekly conflict dates tuesdays Bi weekly fun dates thursdays. Cheaper than a divorce. Thin smile.
(it only works if Tuesday is the only time I strive to criticize. Then I pray.)
I work to accept my man the way I want him to accept me:
- The flirtatious friendship
- The favoritism
- The overwork
- Not living out our priorities
Those are the things I go to the mattresses over.
But I rob my words of punch if I am often fussing at my man.
I try to make my words count. And I make sure I’m fighting for the relationship. And not just to get my way.
My way is nice and all–who doesn’t like their way?– but is it nicer than a peaceful, content lifestyle and harmony and well-being and happy kids and lovely sex?
I gotta be strategic.
And then I pray my guts out. Did I mention that?
The problem, however, is that trust and control do not coexist. You can have control or you can have trust, but you can’t have both. This presents a challenge considering that throughout scripture, God’s instruction to us is to trust Him. In fact, we often see that God’s guidance does not include the final picture nor are all the details known.
**YouVersion devo today
sending this out into the 🌎
I had a friend.
my best friend in sixth grade
she called me Big Dod.
We camped out, flirted with her older cousins, had sleep-overs, floated the river on innertubes, shopped the mall, and swam in her pool.
we lost touch
I looked her up in high school, after I had moved.
me–addicted shame bound blind
she–brave and alone had given birth 🚼.
I slimed her. Completely lost my brown stuff. When she came out to the 🚗 and told me about her baby. I didn’t go in. 💔 NEVER even asked the baby’s name! 💔
I missed my chance
to be a good friend
And to better know a brave girl. 🌻
I was wrong
The way I treated you
was about me
Forgive me. 🌻
I love Jesus so much you guys!
He is the most incredible person I’ve ever come in contact with and I want to be in His frickin POCKET. 💕
(what would i do if He was a jerk? Ummmm…. He’s God)
I love the Father I need a Dad right now. Telling me I’m gonna make it.
I love the Holy Spirit even though He freaks me out sometimes
I had to get that out.
I got to see my grandbaby yesterday you guys!
Road trip out of this HOUSE. yes.
My daughter is a beautiful person and a great Mom. (She didn’t get it from me. #brokethemold)
Her hubby is strong and manly and everything we could want for our little girl. 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻
I got hours of beautiful blessed blue sky and 🌞. (Out of my bed! Yes)
(Came home and had an awful gnarly fight with my strong, tall and ha’some….more later. Just keepin it real. Nofakes)
Then slept like a baby for twelve hours!!!!! That is a big tush deal when we have too many toxins in our bodies. (hug a veteran, former addict, or mentalhealthsurvivor)
I am G R A T E F U L.