Sunday, January 9, 2011


This morning was so relaxing and pleasant. I was able to wake up on time, do my devos for a little extra time, eat breakfast with my hubby, watch a sermon online (I wasn't able to go to church today because I have a work thing later), and happily sort through the things on my desk. I decided that I could check out the deals at Rite Aid before I left for my work party, so I took my time and sorted through my coupons, all ready to go...
I cheerily jogged down the stairs, purse in hand, smile on face. I locked the door, dropped something off in the mailbox, got into my car, and... it didn't start. AGAIN!

This problem is not new. It returns time and time again. We get it fixed time and time again. It annoys us and our bank account time and time again. I'm about ready to scream, kick the car, buy a new car, and just ignore it and take a bubble bath all at the same time. I. hate. cars.

And now that I have time to sit down and think about this whole situation as I wait for someone to call back saying they can help me jumpstart my vehicle, I realize that I read a verse this morning that sort-of relates. 
Jeremiah 8:13, "what I have given them will be taken from them." Ok, I know that this sounds a little extreme and non-applicable since the passage is talking about God's punishment for the Israelites. But, it made me think about one word in the verse that I tend to forget about from time to time. "what I have GIVEN" indicates that all I have, all I am, all I know has been given to me. I am so blessed in so many ways.

Riding in my car is not my right. It is a blessing, a privilege to even own a car. God has blessed me and I take it for granted and get overly frustrated when that privilege is for some reason taken away for a split second.

Other verses that I read today and thought worth writing down:

Jer. 8:9 "The wise will be put to shame; they will be dismayed and trapped. Since they have rejected the word of the Lord, what kind of wisdom do they have?

Jer. 9:23-24 "Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom, or the strong man boast of his strength, or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice, and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight."

Yesterday we were able to visit Dan's sister and brother-in-law. Some fun pictures:

Dan's new hat that Linnea knitted right before our eyes! Amazing!

Brad and Linnea - just hanging out! We had a great time!
The kitties! So cute - and surprisingly calm by the time we left. (o:

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