Monday, January 17, 2011

Lets Gather Together

This was a full and busy day for me.  It started with my time with God, and early morning prayer with a great, loyal friend. And, then more prayer time with my husband, it's the jump start to our day. Then,  with the kids and I rushing out the door so I could get to my hair appointment on time.  Yes, I know I'm a grandma now, but I'm just not ready to show all that gray hair! It takes a long time for me to get my hair colored, and that is because I have an unusual amount of hair.  But, it's good, because a dear friend does my hair, so we get three hours of talk time. We share and have coffee, and it's nice. Then, my kids were starving, so it's to the coffee shop for lunch.  We went to Java downtown, because that is where we were due to meet my lovely daughter in-law for a visit.  The kids did not have an especially healthy lunch today.  They each had a banana, cookie, and some hot chocolate.
My daughter in-law and I had a great visit, although a bit short.  She is a delight to visit with, and I am so impressed with her.  We talked about books, trips, the church, etc
We raced home because I needed to make soup for tonight. I made chicken tortilla soup, and amazingly enough, it was good! While working away on my soup, one of my closest friends called for a chat.  It was so good to hear from her and have a few moments to catch up.  It felt good to know she loves me.  While finishing up my soup, a dear friend dropped by to visit. We had very nice conversation, she gave me some good advice, and I felt loved.
My soup was topped with corn tortillas, cheese, and sour cream.  We shared it with more friends that came for dinner.  Ah, the perfect frosting for a full and busy day.  We ate, we talked, we talked some more, and we prayed.  I showed off our grandaughter--Again. And we laughed.  It was very special, indeed!
Now, my day is coming to an end, and I'm finally getting to my blog, usually a morning routine for me.  But, I guess it's better late than not at all.
It was a good day, because my life touched the lives of many, and I was very blessed.  I was encouraged, loved, and kept by the keeper of my soul. I was reminded again, that safe people do exist, and they are in my life right now.  I have relationship that matters, and it was reassuring to me.  I need that in my life right now, because things have been a challenge for me and I have days that I just feel sad.  But, through the sadness, God has given me so many blessings and so much love.  He has directed my ways, and He shines through me.  He has shown me my fruits, which is something I have needed to see.  He has me deeply rooted in His love.
So, the challenges continue, that is part of life.  But, I will remember that His love is evident through His people, His word, His Spirit, and the life He has blessed me with. There is such joy in all of this.
Say That Again, Lord Jesus.  I want to remember that your joy is oh so evident in my life.  Thank you!

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