Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I've Been Stealing Again.

The weather was gorgeous yesterday and I was able to have all my windows open. That inspired me to start cleaning out my garage and my house in preparation of putting it up for sale. We've been talking about it for awhile and as I've mentioned before my Dr. has told me numerous times that I should move out of Orlando. We've always hesitated because there are things that need to the house, like repainting the interior, repainting the kitchen cabinets; things that can't be done because of my chemical sensitivity. Then there is the problem of the housing market crash and trying to find a new place I can live. I always saw these as facts and not excuses, until yesterday. My morning devotional was about the paralytic man who lay by the city gate wanting to get to the waters in the morning for healing, but had no one to carry him there. “Then Jesus said to him, ‘Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.’” John 5:8 (NIV) In other words, stop making excuses and just do it. You can read the whole devotional here.

This picture has nothing to do with the post, other than I can't bare to clean Kates hand prints off my french doors.

bouncy house

I took this story from Jones Design Company.

"A woman who was nearing death, requested that she be buried with a fork in her hand. When asked why a fork, she went on to share that her favorite moment was when following a meal, she was reminded to ‘hold on to her fork’ which, of course, meant dessert was on its way.

She chose to be buried with a fork as a beautifully symbolic picture to those who would mourn her death that this world was not her home, but that the best was yet to come. Her view of eternity was so true … a place where even the best of this world would pale in comparison to what Heaven will offer.

I know it is easy to fear death or pain or hardship – especially when you just can’t seem to escape it – but please know that there is good to come for those who put their trust in God. Whatever your circumstance, whatever your current struggle, whatever your fear, know that not only is there hope of an eternal life with our Lord, but He also offers unexplainable peace, joy and comfort as we walk through trials here in this messy world.

Be encouraged and remember to hold on to your fork – the best is yet to come."

I think I'll be buried with a fork .


LindaSueBuhl said...

I love the fork story - and you can depend on something about selling your house (I've been a realtor for a couple of decades in good, great and horrible real estate markets) If this is what the Lord has planned for you and your husband - it'll happen. If not - don't stress over it. We belong to Him and He DOES provide. By the way - that little one is just TOO adorable - wish I could look cute in flowered pj's - I would just look like an overstuffed upholstered chair!

Jane said...

To the Pacific Northwest?
Where the air is fresh and the year has 4 seasons?


Sigh. Or is it Kentucky?

Vickie said...

So when you sell where are you moving too? Can I visit? Did I ever tell you the story of 7 days?