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Monday Madness

This was on one of my journal pages today. How fitting for my Monday Madness.

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Every day we get a new wave of God’s mercy, grace, and love, and boy have I needed it today! It’s Monday. The kind of Monday to complain about, when nothing seems to go right, and emotions are not being kept in check. Yet it is all my fault that it was that kind of morning; a Monday morning full of sinful, stubborn selfishness! Ugh!!

Have you ever had a day like that?

I knew I could not and did not want to carry on this way for the whole day. I had to stop, and change my attitude. The sooner the better! I took myself to time-out; calmed down; assessed the situation, made a to-do list, and got started.

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“Forgive me, God, and help my focus and obedience be only unto you.”

Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me. Psalm 51:7, 10 NLT

Was yours a Monday of madness? It’s not too late to start over. You can even borrow my to-do list. Take credit for your contribution to the madness, and make a change now. You’ll be glad you did.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Prayed for Rain

After a couple beautiful days in the 70s, these cold damp days are not so welcomed.  Yet this is what God has blessed us with. Blessed? Yes, blessed.  In our dry and thirsty corner of the state, damp is better than hot wind, and although I prayed for rain, wet snow melting-where-it-lands is better than nothing.

Still we are ungrateful and complain.  My own complaint is that I’m chilled to the bones. Other grumblings I heard while out and about today were:

  • It’s so gloomy out.
  • Now I’m going to have to wash the car.
  • It’s only enough to make things messy.
  • There’s not enough moisture to amount to anything.
  • It’s miserable out.
  • I had to pick up the kids. They couldn’t walk home in this.
  • Ugh! I just wish winter would go away.

Shame on us! We can be such ungrateful spoiled brats.

Father God, Forgive us for our ungratefulness, for our grumbling and  complaining. Thank you for the moisture you have blessed us with these past 2 days. I know you are the one true God who has the power to say to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’ and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.’