It’s seems like a gloomy week on our blog with the announcement about the mystery club closing. It’s -2 on the thermometer outside my window, but the thing is so old, I’m not sure it’s capable of an accurate reading below zero. It’s been days since I’ve been out of my house (for church on Sunday), and I’m going a bit stir-crazy. All of these seem like good enough reasons to just curl back up in a warm bed and block out the world.
I thought we all might need some cheering up, so I want to share two things. First, here’s some scripture we studied in small group this week that was a great reminder to me in a constantly changing, uncertain world: “Now listen, you who say, 'Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.' Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, 'If it is the Lord's will, we will live and do this or that.'" James 4:13-15
And here’s a cute story to make you smile: Jodi has a little table beside my desk where she likes to sit sometimes while I’m working. She’s in a fun stage where she repeats everything you say, especially if it’s something she’s not familiar with. Tuesday night she was perched in her little chair at her table, and I was at my desk on the computer. I looked over at her and asked, “Jodi are you working?”
“Working!” she agreed.
“Do you have a big project?” I asked.
“Project?” This was a new word to her.
“Do you have a deadline?”
“ROOOOAARRRR!” she growled loudly.
I was stunned for a second. Then I burst out laughing as I realized that to a 17-month-old, deadline sounds a lot like dead lion. And at the mention of a lion, one should always growl, of course! I bet many of us can relate to growling at the word deadline if we’re not quite sure we’re going to meet it on time!
Stay warm this weekend if you’re in a frozen part of the world, and if you’re not, feel blessed. :)