Today marks the start of a series, which will simply be titled by the days of the week. I hope that you will join me and comment on each day.
I would like to begin Monday with a prayer request for some observations that I made last night. When I went to a particular store to buy milk, a loud noise startled me. It was a very obviously beaten down man screaming obscenities into his cell phone. He was screaming and acting so violently that I was afraid to get out of my vehicle. From his side of the conversation, someone has hurt his heart in ways that we don't even want to think about. Judging from his apparent position in life, it's not the first time. After I got my milk and started to leave, I saw a man with legs and one arm that can't bend. Usually I see him walking, but this time, he was riding a bicycle. He's horribly thin, and unkept. I've seen him out when the temperature was below freezing. This person has some serious health problems and probably needs home health. As I drive home, I encountered two homeless men. One is often seen walking around with a bicycle and basket loaded with his only belongings. Another was a man that I have not seen before, carrying a backpack. Lord, please do a work in the lives of these four men. I know that their circumstances may be such that man, alone, can't change, but YOU can turn it all around and show them that you are God, and that you have the resources to heal their hearts, their bodies, and their desperate situations. Friends, if you pray, please pray for these four men. I don't know their names, but God does.
Monday, is weekly House Blessing Hour, which will be familiar to you if you like to use flylady.net. I won't go into a lot of details about this special day of the week, since I don't want to take away from Flylady's good work, but if you will go check out her site, you will find out all about it. I take House Blessing Hour a step further, and call it "mindful cleaning". Regardless of how clean I can get my house (keep in mind that we have a toddler tornado running around), I give praise and thanks for my home and all of the good things going on in our lives.
The girls had a successful school day. How can I call it successful if they aren't being graded against their peers? Nobody got into any trouble. Nobody got hurt. Everybody did their lessons without complaints, and everybody got where they needed to go after school, and on time.
Hope to see you back here tomorrow!