Monday, April 30, 2012

The Shower

Fur Ball was introduced to the shower this morning, by our son. They got in together, and seemed to have a great time, surprisingly. Fur Ball, needed a shower as much as my son, so it was a good thing. My son shampooed him from top to bottom and then rinsed him off. Fur Ball just stood there, taking it all as if he was at the spa. I helped Fur Ball get out of the shower so my son could finish up, and I toweled him off, he seemed to enjoy his towel massage as well. If I could read Fur Ball's  mind, I think he might be saying that he has it pretty good. Spa treatments, bed cuddles, car rides, and arm walks. Who knew life could be so good? And, furniture too. He has found Stinky dogs favorite chair already and settled in without any problem. He even watched TV!
I think Fur Ball is working hard to measure up to Stinky dogs Paws. As I write this, Fur Ball is cuddled next to me, as close as he can get, just like Stinky dog would do. And, this morning, he went with me in the Land Rover, traveling on Stinky dogs bed. Fur Ball is trying real hard to win my heart.
I told him that I'm not easy to give over my heart and I don't trust easy. He just stared at me. I also informed him that I've been told that I'm complex and hard to understand, but he didn't really seem too bothered by that either. I also wanted to warn him that I listen to loud music in the car and sometimes I forget important stuff, but he just laid back and closed his eyes as if it really wasn't a big deal. I decided that Fur Ball was a lot like my husband, laid back, accepting, unwavering, peaceful, loving, kind, tender, and eager to love me and please. It brings me back to the verse in James on wisdom. I shared it with a very dear friend of mine this morning James 3:17. This time I'll tell you what the Message says:
"Real wisdom, God's wisdom, begins with a holy life and is characterized by getting along with others. It is gentle and reasonable, overflowing with mercy and blessings, not hot one day and cold the next, not two faced. You can develop a healthy, robust community that lives right with God and enjoy its results only if you do the hard work of getting along with each other, treating each other with dignity and honor."
Wisdom is being kind to one another. It is LOVE. It is living in community with one another and being willing to help. I love that! I think it's really cool!
Jesus, give me wisdom! And Say That Again to me so I remember it everyday!

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