Half Done

Well, during my ongoing spring break spring cleaning saga, today I bleached one bathroom and scrubbed it thoroughly. So, one is done. However, we have one more that I could not do because I spent too much time recovering from bleach fumes. Ah well. Half done.

I think sometimes we all are ambitious with plans and goals but in the end what is done is done and the rest will be done when it is done. We need to relax a bit on expectations of ourselves. I think we so often show grace to others but not ourselves. And that is ok to have something to do later. We shouldn’t put God off until later but should be okay with some things that aren’t so important in the eternal scheme of things. It is ok to leave those half done now and again. πŸ˜ƒβ€οΈ

Feeling Murky

Writing my autobiography is hard. The end of the story is great and glorious testimony of God’s grace and mercy, and there are moments of amazing along the way, but there were years of really hard stuff and writing it is reliving it. So I am murky right now. I feel it is worth sharing and going through to maybe help someone else, even one person would be worth it but I will need days between writing in prayer and Bible reading to revive. God is good. He can help me. Praise God!πŸ˜ƒβ€οΈ

Bad Surprises/Flexibility with Grace

Today, we had a good start to the day, went to PE with the dog, I got about 2 1/2 miles in while the kids were in class. Then ran into our ex youth minister’s wife who just started homeschooling and our PE class. It was good to see her but rather awkward because they left the church all of a sudden without explanation. Then we get home and I go outside to the back patio and we have an overnight extensive ant invasion out there. Then mom calls and her car battery is dead. That is three weird things to deal with in one day.

So, I handled one at a time and now we are going swimming. Sometimes we need little rewards for things done well, especially weird unexpected things that break your flow. Flexibility with grace should be our M.O. but that M.O. should be rewarded sometimes and today at the pool is one of those times. And that will calm me back down. πŸ˜„β€

Sermon on the Mount Insight

Matthew 5, 6 & 7 is the Sermon on the Mount, arguably the strongest teaching from Jesus on how to live. Here, He corrects errors of heart. Here is the insight:

Thr Sermon on the Mount is teaching on how to obey the law (Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind and love your neighbor as yourself.) Only Jesus says to do this humbly and from the heart and WITH GRACE.

And this is the revolution Jesus led. That of grace and forgiveness, doing what is right humbly from the inside out with forgiveness.❀