Monday, July 7, 2014

Monday Morning


   Our morning started in the wee hours with a fire call. Elv went out quickly, running and doors slamming behind him. I tried to sleep between praying that he and the others would be safe. It was a house fire, nobody there, and quite consumed before they even got called out. But it got us on a good start to what will be a busy week: work, the usual, and a trip to Nebraska by Friday afternoon, we hope.
   We're working through the emotional upheaval of changes in our congregation at church. I think the weariness of spirit is the hardest thing to bear. You can call it grieving or whatever fits how you feel at the moment. I swing from being seriously cynical about it to feeling numb and flat inside (who cares!). As is always the case, there is plenty of blame to go around. And I can conveniently divvy that out as I see it, feel better for the moment, but end up realizing that blame doesn't fix any of it.
   And there is trash to haul, a roof to re-shingle, and the basement to insulate before winter. It's one of those Mondays where all the projects that have been waiting to be done, seem to line up and march by leering and sneering at us, "When will you have time?"  It's just Monday today in a lot of ways.
   In my devotions this morning I ran across Psalm 62:8, Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. There's the answer. Praise God! He never changes and His mercy is new every morning. Monday morning, too. Selah!
   

4 comments:

  1. Arla, the white pitcher with the pink roses says it all for you. It speaks of God's goodness in the midst of peoples badness. I'll pray for you, Shilah

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  2. You have such a way with words. It seems like you must know my thots and feelings (even tho' you don't know me) because paragraph 2 is exactly where I am at but couldn't put it in writing. Church upheaval is taking place in our lives and not a fun place to be. Thanks for being for real.

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  3. Sorry bout all of the above!! Just yesterday I was thinking about some of the projects around here needing done...got at least one accomplished...went around and gave all the outside doors a royal scrubbing! You laugh...but one job at a time...hopefully we will get around!! :-)

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  4. We're praying for your little church often...hoping this weariness of spirit is soon lifted for you all.

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