February 2016, a short month but nevertheless a learning month! Linking up with Emily P. Freeman, here we go…
Lesson #1. Add sports to the topics not to be discussed on Facebook. i.e. the poor sportsmanship of certain Super Bowl players. #Iwasputinmyplace.
Lesson #2. I am glad I was not chosen to be Moses. Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers, y’all. Have you ever? How did he remember all those rules and rituals without a computer or a smart phone? (insert winking face!)
Lesson #3. God is into details. I mean D E T A I L S. As in even underwear…LINEN underwear…Exodus 28.42-43
Lesson #4. When on vacation, why take pictures of people when you can fill your lens with these beauties:
Lesson #5. This little guy is the best road tripper EVER…oh yeah, I already knew this!
Lesson #6. Another thing I already knew, and confirmed over and over again…I love these guys!
Lesson #7. And, my friends, this one causes me great grief. While we were away vacaying, I learned my dear friend passed away. She was 69 years old. We shared the same row at church for over ten years. We worshiped together. We praised together. We cried together. We prayed together. We giggled together. We got the “you two behave” look from our pastor, together! We loved one another – a lot. She was a very private person in her personal life. She loved missions and she loved children. She was a giver with a kind spirit. She was a private person. And to that end, I’ve learned my greatest lesson this month of February 2016. You see, I’m a private person too but I have learned when you are ill and not up to par, or looking your best, and your house isn’t in the best shape because you’re too sick to do anything…don’t keep your dear friends away – don’t forbid them to visit you, to do things for you, to serve you. Because as badly as the sick person is feeling, the others in your life NEED to do something tangible for you. Don’t allow privacy to become pridefulness. My friend would not “let me in” and, today, that causes a grief and sadness even beyond losing her. It is a lesson I needed to learn, and learn it, I have.
What did you learn in February?
The wonderful Lenten Season story of Malchus is available FREE this week at Amazon. Please take advantage of the offer HERE and read it to the children in your world – or to yourself and have HOPE restored!