I experienced several events over the course of an ordinary Monday that to some might seem entirely unrelated. But for me – with some prayer and intentional focus on God – came together in a way that led me to believe it can not be coincidence, but God at work.
My son is almost 6, and my daughter is 2. I find them both to be exhausting in their own ways. My daughter is exhausting because she thinks she needs me nearby and demands my full attention all the time – even when I’m trying to do something like make dinner, or take a shower, or sit down. (This is wonderful and draining at the same time.) My son, Judson, is exhausting because he is at the age of questions – questions about everything and anything and you never know where his mind will go.
A few months ago, my husband (Andy) and I were going through the painful process of buying a new car after an accident. (My son is always happy to pipe in at this part of the story to make sure everyone knows the car accident was a result of Mommy running a red light. Thank you, Judson, for clarifying…)
In the same week I lamented about how our church had no opportunities for families to serve the community – and then identified “inaction” as a one of our church’s negative values. By inaction, I meant that people identify and complain about our church not having a program they want, but make no efforts to get said program started.
Ummm… thinking about some old saying about a pot and a kettle?!?
My daughter Lea will turn 2 in May, and she reached the infamous terrible-twos much earlier and with much more gusto than my son did when he was this age. Don’t get me wrong – Lea is loving and funny and a joy to be around. But man – when she doesn’t get her way – watch out!!