Thursday, December 11, 2008

16 Cents

I had a really good day today. It was a busy one, but I didn't feel overwhelmed. I think that's mostly because with a lot of stuff I just said "that can wait until tomorrow" but it also has to do with enjoying the moment instead of thinking ahead to what is coming next which is what I normally do. The best thing that happened today was when I made a stop for Jadyn and Bryn at the dollar store (where they got to spend you guessed a dollar) and they got super excited that I paid the tax. That is sixteen cents well spent.

The greatest thing about not having anything but the possibility of God in your life is that it can be easily grasped. That's what happened to me. I had nothing left in my life to hold onto. Some people suggest a simple prayer asking Jesus in your life. Mine was the simplest prayer ever-- with tears running down my face I just said "yes." With that one word I understood that to really love and forgive others you must be loved and forgiven first. I would not say that being a Christian has made life easy (I think my life has been harder than most) but I would say that it has meant living the life I was intended to live.


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

It's a funny thing. The word I was thinking after I read your 16 cents post was "AMEN".

Thanks for sharing!!!

Always praying for the girls and you...

Soon I will have three girls as well!