Friday, November 25, 2011

Much Ado about Nothing

I enjoyed the day!

It started with a healthy brunch, mid-morning.  My husband invited our friends (who had asked us to join them for Thanksgiving) to come over for one of his famous fritattas.  We ate, we played Wii...a fun time!

Later we went over to their house for the Big Event.  The food was delicious.  I had a reasonable serving of the foods I wanted, and thanks to Jill's advice, left the things I didn't want off my plate.  As I was serving my homemade rolls to everyone, I noticed that at least two people there had less on their plate than I did...and nobody was giving them a hard time.  We ate, we talked, we laughed, and then I had a half of a piece of pumpkin pie.  When we headed home, I even had three points left for the day! 

From this perspective, all the worrying I did before yesterday seems a little silly.  Reminds me of when Jesus said,
  • 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; ... 27 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life[b]? 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:27a;33-34)
I praise God for His kindness!  He loves us more than we can comprehend! I was so dreading the eating part of yesterday.  I should have remembered another thing Jesus said,
  • 28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)
In His strength, I can do this.  In His strength, I am doing this!


  1. Hi Cindy,

    Congratulations! Sounds like a wonderfully enjoyable non-event! Just another bunch of 5-minutes--which you have become so good at!

    I thought Spurgeon's devotional was so appropriate today about all the things that pull on us to make the wrong decisions:

    "Satan may plot to enslave us... The world, with its temptations, may seek to ensnare us... The machinations of our own deceitful hearts may harass and annoy us... The foes of God and the enemies of man may gather their hosts together, and come with concentrated fury against us... Not more free is the eagle which mounts to his rocky eyrie, and afterwards outsoars the clouds, than the soul which Christ hath delivered."

    I see you outsoaring the clouds in your new freedom! Joy to you as you soar!

    Love you,
    Your sister

  2. I KNEW you could do it! I'm so glad you enjoyed the day!



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