Monday, March 28, 2011

So Far On This Rainy Monday Morning...(Conversations With My Lord This Morning...)

SO FAR THIS MONDAY, VERSION #1:   Well great, Lord... I forgot to buy coffee yesterday so hubby & daughter left the house w/o travel mugs today,  and yep... it's raining... so now there isn't any good light to judge paint samples on this last day to do so & the crown moulding pieces on the porch that are supposed to be installed in the dining room got a little wet overnight in the rain,  and Lord You know how I'm sooo tired... realllly tired, and there are mega-amounts of work in the office to catch up on, have to make another 1-hr round-trip drive to finish buying paint (painters come tomorrow), Oh dear sweet Lord, for some reason everything looks slightly overwhelming from where I stand ... like none of it will ever really get done (work, orders, new items to post on site, house reno, laundry, etc...). HOW LONG will I be living in the reality of "two steps forward, five steps backward... :/

But... there is ANOTHER way to see this, I do believe...

So I think I'll start this over again...

SO FAR THIS MONDAY, VERSION #2: Rained/thundered all night... I love how everything looks outside on a rainy morning (and it's a tad cooler!) &
thank you, Lord, only about a foot of the crown moulding got a little damp - surely that won't be a big deal,
and though the light isn't great for properly judging which colors to buy later today, it is such a blessing in disguise (the way You seem to wrap a lot of our blessings... in disguise...) to be able to have the opportunity to get out away from work, etc. and actuallyhave to go to my favorite place -- Hyde Park and in particular Restoration Hardware... it's as though You have simply arranged things so that I am "forced" to take a break and get out of here for a while.  Thank you, Lord... only You would have thought of this!!  :)

Yes, I did forget to buy coffee yesterday, but thankfully both hubby & daughter have a Starbucks in their path to work & school, & the whole reason I forgot to pick up the coffee is because I was at church from morning until about 5pm doing things for my 4th grade class planning (so my "world" was a little off kilter because of getting home so late) -- but oh what an incredible class we had yesterday & what a privilege it is to be with those kiddos.... 

Yes, I'm def feeling overwhelmed, Lord. But if the past is any indication, I know that "this too shall pass" and I am truly thankful that with regard to the biz, though I am so far behind I barely know where to start, thank you for the wonderful business You are bringing my way. I'll do my best to be a good steward of it today. 

And though the house is torn apart and seems unfamiliar and not very "home-like" at this moment, thank you that You are allowing so many new changes to come about when really all we needed to do was put some new flooring down. What a blessing. 

Thank you, Lord, for this gorgeous rainy Monday. So full of challenges and yet so full of Your obvious hand of blessings. 

I hear Him saying "Now off you go -- it's 10 o'clock -- we're wasting daylight, girl!"

Yes, I'll choose SO FAR THIS MONDAY MORNING #2...

And off I go... :)


KarenSue said...

I will choose #2 also....I love this rain and the soft thunder in the background. I have been blogging since 715am and it's 1038am now..I must go and get things done now. I should be painting my daughters room but you can't paint on rainy days...I think I read that somewhere?!!!!
Enjoy yours, hugs to you~KarenSue

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Hope you have a great day...your reframe is just the right way to look at the opportunities that have been presented to you!! Way to go, to be able to take a breath and refocus.

Destiny said...

I'll take your rain over this snow any day (thought not alot, it's just too darn cold for me..WHERE is Spring in Colorado?)! Love your positive attitude it helps to get me through my days sometimes ; ) You are a true blessing to all that "know" you....Coincidentally, I'm off to pick out my last paint samples as well...our painters are rescheduled for tomorrow as well :) I can't wait to see your "show-and-tell" photos!
P.S. Did you ever start drinking coffee again? (By the way...GORGEOUS photo of the rain out your window!)

Anonymous said...

Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, tough the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.

The Sovereign Lord is my strength; He makes my feet like the feet of a deer, He enables me to go on the heights. Hab. 3

You have the feet of a deer, so scale the heights and do all that He has for you to do today for HIS glory.

I love you, Sis!!


Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

I always say everything happens for a reason...sometimes we just need a little nudge to remember that everyday is a new opportunity offering new solutions and rewards that we may have never seen before.
Hope you are enjoying your day
Ruth. Hugs ~ Rebecca

d. reyné said...

#2 is a good pick!
I love rainy days when there is time to enjoy them!
I always think they need to be spent in an old quilt with a cup of coffee or tea and a good book!
But it sounds like this one was just what you really needed... you've been going at it pretty hard lately with the remodel!
(I spent some time trying to catch
I do hope your day turns out wonderfully!

BonjourRomance said...

I love this post Ruth! Isn't it amazing what happens when we stop in the midst of all the chaos and re-adjust our thinking to being thankful for all He heaps on us! Your #2 was fantstic!
In just a bit, you'll have a gorgeous new home to enjoy!
Hang int her!

cathy said...

best post ever. really. such a good lesson from my fellow traveler and jesus sister. thank you for blessing me this day. xoxo

ps--you've bought "One Thousand Gifts" right? Right?! no choice...if you haven't, you must :)

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Ruth you never fail to bestow blessings of wisdom on those who are willing to see the world through a different lens. Thank you and sending you a hug.