1. I am so tired. It’s a good tired, not a “tired of” kind of tired. The kind of tired one feels after a busy, productive day. A mommy kind of tired.
2. Though I overslept this morning, the Lord helped me have a fairly productive day. The kids and I did our school work. But last week we decided to use a different word. We don’t do school like traditional schools, so we started calling it LLL, or “Triple L.” It means, life-long learning. I want learning to be something my children do for the rest of their lives, not just from 7 to 3 between the ages of 5 and whenever they get that last degree. So, we’ve changed our perspective about “school” and it has made a huge difference in our attitudes.
3. Some friends of mine and I are training for a marathon. I can’t believe I’m going to do this. I much more comfortable registering for 5Ks. At most, in a 5K I’m out $10 and about 30 minutes. A marathon is a totally different monster. It’s expensive and about 3 hours of jogging that my feet may never get back. The expense alone is enough of a reason to back out of it. I’ll keep walking with my girlfriends, but I may not participate in the race. Unless, of course, someone wants to sponsor my entry fee…Anyone?
4. I’m leading a group of Brownies. We had a meeting tonight. They sure are a sweet group of girls. I wondered if this was something that would be worth my time, limited as it is, but tonight I realized why God may be behind my doing this. There is one girl in particular who doesn’t seem to have the best home life. She had so much fun tonight at our meeting. She talked and smiled more than I’ve ever seen her talk and smile ever! And before she left, she gave me the biggest hug. So, yeah, Brownies is time consuming, but it’s worth it.
5. I have to write a post about Alabama’s football game this past Saturday against South Carolina. It’s for another person’s blog, so don’t look for it here. My brain is kind of tired, though, and the only thing that comes to mind is, I watched the game. Alabama won. Roll tide. Somehow, I don’t think that will do.
6. I’d really love to lie down with a good book. Even if I could, I’m not sure I’d be able to relax; I still have two sinks full of dishes and a table to clear. So, I have to ask myself, why am I writing when I should be cleaning? If I’m writing, why not be writing the football post that’s due? Because, I say to myself, I need to perform a brain dump and this is the best way to do it. Once the little thoughts are out of the way, I can move on to bigger things.
7. On Sunday nights our pastor is preaching through 1 Corinthians. It’s one of my favorite books. That seems really odd, but probably true because it’s one of the first Precept Upon Precept (PUP) workbooks I ever finished. It was a two-part study that took two semesters to complete. I love doing PUP studies because once you’ve done one, you know that book of the Bible backwards and forwards. Anyway, last night, he preached through 1 Corinthians 2:6-9, but I got hung up on the words of verse 7. It reads, “But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory.” OK, God decreed the gospel before the ages for our glory. That’s incredible to me. Right now, only one other verse about “our glory” comes to mind, the one from Colossians 1, which says, “To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” See, both verses mention the mystery of the gospel and and our glory. I want to meditate on that some more, but I’ll have to do it over my kitchen sink.
8. OK, so I’m going to do dishes, meditate on the mystery of the gospel and the wonder of “Christ in you, the hope of glory,” write about a football game, and go to bed.
Tune in tomorrow for some more random points from my day.