The night was chilly and crisp, the skies clear and the mountains to the west glowed an eerie silver blue-gray in the twilight. My two children, husband and I were wrapped up in blankets, standing or sitting on the deck of our home in Colorado, faces lifted toward the moon. This was the night we were to see the much talked about Lunar Eclipse. For what seemed an eternity, we stood in the cold fighting stiff necks to see what we might only see in a lifetime. The moon was brilliant that night with not a cloud hindering our vision. The light reflected by the sun was almost blinding, and looking through binoculars, we all agreed, the moon was breathtaking!
It’s not just the pastor’s wife that gets lost in her world and wonders from time to time what her dream use to be. In fact, just remembering your name can be a feat on certain days!
Before you can teach anyone else something, you must have first walked that path and teach from experience. Anyone can teach method or theory, but eventually, whether you believe and walk it out or not, will manifest in your life for all to see.
If you find yourself feeling weighed down, burdened and wrestling with dark and oppressive thoughts, it’s time to do some maintenance! Unlike a daily shower where you can easily wash off the dirt of the day, this type of maintenance can be compared to .. well… cleaning a vacuum as I mentioned in one of my other posts.
As a caregiver, whether you are a pastor, a mom or in a service related job, you will be affected by the lives of those around you. Their tragedies and their joys. Unfortunately, as is common with human beings, we seem to get more pleasure in talking about our pain than we do about our pleasures.
As you well know, it’s a good idea to periodically vacuum your carpet and floor space. After all, this where you live, and every time someone enters the room, they bring a little bit of the dust and dirt that the world offers, into your living space. Including you.
Every one of us has, or is, or will face a challenge so great, we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to maintain our “sanity” riding out the storm.
Whether it is a financial situation, a relationship, health or some other sudden or growing crisis, our peace hangs in the balance. Truly, our relationship with Christ will be challenged in every way. We’ll discover who we truly trust (ourselves, the doctors, the CPA, friends, or He Who Redeems.)