Saturday, January 15, 2011
Week in Review
Do you ever have one of those weeks that just seems like
each day if filled to the top with...life. I knew
December was busy and I expected that but January has
been on high speed.
Let's see if I can do some high lights. The company
my husband works for built a new facility and they moved.
It is further away from us so he has to leave earlier. He has
had projects that have been hard and huge. Not to mention
getting used to all of the new things in a new building.
My son started a new job, my 17 year old son. So trying
to get all of his school done and get him to work and all of that
which also means, he is my piano player and when I would be cooking
dinner he would play the piano and I would have music. Now it is quiet.
My daughter decided she needed more hours at her job, only they have
her work until midnight and I never do settle down until she is home.
She had to put her truck in the shop for a minor repair which turned out to
My 21 year old son, is a graphic artist and a friend was in a bind and could my
son do the work for a company that needed something designed and delivered
so I had a man trapising through my house and because he has a fight club they
don't keep hours like we do. Me and the dog were on edge. Even though he was
a nice man, I still was edgy. ( I didn't really know what one is but I think people
go and fight and people watch, that is why the guy came here, and my son did not go
My 21 year old son also had a group of friends over to have a game night. Sometimes
it feels like this is grand central station with people coming in and going and so
my son and friends were in the dining room playing and one of the new friends invited
a friend over to play, but didn't arrive until late. The dog was going crazy, so I got the
bright idea that if she just met him she would calm down.
I went in and there was a young man, wearing a cape, that he was taking off and putting
on my son. The dog was barking because she thought the guy was hurting my son. So I asked,
" Would you mind just speaking to the dog and petting her so she will calm down?"
Well, he walked over and proceeded to lay down on the rug. I was a little shocked and my daughter
said my mouth had "perfect O" I stood there and the dog was really going crazy, because well,
no one has ever walked in the house and laid on the ground before. I said, well, that is okay
and stumbled from the room and my face was beet red because I was so embarrassed.
The dog I think was too as she went behind my chair and stayed there the rest of the evening.
The young man, K who invited the man with the cape, came over the next day to apologize for
just inviting people late at night to our home. ( I just put all of this down to college kids.)
Then it dawned on me, that always my desire is that when people come into our home, they
will feel the presence of the Holy Spirit, it will be that that will draw them and they will
feel accepted and loved. I asked, " Does that young man not get invited anywhere?" He said,
that "no", My son's friend K. has the gift of compassion and he
seems to love the unlovely and wants to help those who he sees in need. I told him it was okay,
that I understood and I hoped that it was good for his friend. He said it was so I was thankful
that in a crazy busy week, I can still use my home to glorify God.
I can't tell you how many times I did this, started taking
clothes out of the dryer and just walked off and then came
back sometime later and found this, or not even starting the
washing machine, just left the lid up with soap and everything
ready to go. The first picture with my chicken out in the yard,
I would forget they were out there. They even went and got back
in the pen themselves because I forgot them.
So yes, it has been a week.
But I have the neatest promise for this weekend, " Come to me,
all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
I will rest and He will lift my burdens today. I hope you have a nice