What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

*Sizzle Sizzle*

Ever have those moments when your brain hurts? When very important, even eternal~ but not-very-pleasant things have to be handled and take up all your time? When those very important, not-very-pleasant things don't escape your thoughts even when you aren't actively DOING those not-very pleasant things? Which then, of course, leaves your brain pretty much fried ALL the time?!?

That is kinda sorta what I have been living the past week or two. And as a matter of fact, not even kinda sorta. I keep telling myself these not-so kinda sorta awful things are so much more worthwhile of my time than doing those very much wonderful things but, frankly, I am very much ready for some pleasant, non-thinking frivolousness.

And yes, I do realize this blog post likely makes no sense to anyone not living my life. And, unfortunately, I can't clue you in. Sorry.

But I am granted awesome, powerful bits of glorious KINDNESS to help me through these busy, stressful, heart-hurting days.

Like Matt, calling on the way home from work and sensing my stressful day saying "Would you like me to pick something up for dinner? Wait, no. I WILL pick something up for dinner."

Like the neighbor guy coming over (without being asked) after a hefty snowfall and plowing us out while the tractor is out of commission.

Like wondering and stewing about how to find the words needed, then during devotions stumbling upon the very words.

And like this Judah-bear outfit, handmade by someone who really doesn't have the time-but did anyway. Thank you, thank you Nanci. It fits him well, with room to spare! (That's a first!) Though, sadly, Mr. Bighead looked pretty ridiculous in the adorable (ADORABLE!) coordinating hat. I would show a picture of the hilarity if I was sure it would make you laugh instead of cry.

A little birdie is in mid-flight to your place. Birdies always know how to give proper thanks. I tucked along a few kisses under his wing for you too.


Hoping for the cloud cover to clear.

It's too early in winter to get my winter-blues but even still, I am in need of a rainbow.


Anonymous said...

Peace of Christ to you, Rebecca.

Tim, Allyson, and kids said...

I'll be praying that God gives you exactly what you need today. Thank you for blessing my life through your words.

Bonnie said...

I had this brilliant idea that I was going to make a rainbow for you in this comment. Then I remembered that I can't change the color of font here. I tried!

Anyway, a great big "this too shall pass" hug from me.

Nanci- That little outfit is to cute! Is it an original Nanci pattern, or a bought pattern?

Oh, and Rebecca, do you remember this shirt (scroll down to the brown one)

Do you want it? I like it, but its just not me, and I haven't worn it. I won't be offended if you don't, just let me know.
Hugs again-

Bonnie said...

ACK! I forgot to gush over sweet baby-kins! He is toooooooo cute! Those little chunka-munk hands and big eyes! Is he starting to sit already, or is that speedy photographer Mama's work?
My little JB gets to excited whenever someone looks at him to sit yet, he just smiles from ear to ear and throws himself backwards.

Sigh, you guys make such cute littles. :0)

Full of Grace said...

Judah looks super sweet in his new outfit, Nanci you are such a wonderful seamstress!!!

As for the "important" stuff you are dealing with at home, I thought I was close to you and I have no clue on what's going on either, but I WILL be praying for you and thinking about you!!!

Take Care Rebecca, and sending a HUG your way...Are you in the mood for a phone call soon?? I don't want to bother you if you are up to your eyeballs, but I will be happy to call if you'd like a break to chat..

Julie said...

I hope that things get better, Rebecca! I've enjoyed reading your blog for some time, and thought today might be a good day to let you know how much I enjoy your posts. :) Praying that this time will eventually become a sweet memory of God's provision and fellowship and comfort during difficult days.

Amy said...

Oh my goodness Nanci did a great job on that outfit! It's adorable!
I'll be praying that you have the peace which transcends all understanding...

...they call me mommy... said...

Dear friend!! Sending you a HUGE bouquet of beautiful *virtual* ;) flowers!! I prayed for you!!


That is one delicious baby boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nanci said...

Hooraaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!! It fits!

I was so worried after reading that post that he was growing by LEAPS and BOUNDS.

Anxiously awaiting the arrival of the birdie. Definitely praying for you as always!

Ready for a spring thaw and an opportunity to see you.

Love and warm hugs,


Anonymous said...

praying for you... God always has a way to lighten our hearts as we praise His mighty name (just a reminder of lessons i am learning, new mom to an almost 8 wk old)

-Bobbi an avid follower of your blog!

Leah said...

Rebecca - I know exactly what you mean. Those days/weeks of dealing with important but not pleasant things (especially in relationships) can cause mental exhaustion that wears you out way faster and harder than any physical exhaustion ever could. We all bear these burdens, and they are burdens, at different stages in our walk and we find again and again that God's grace is sufficient to guide us through.
Hopefully you can get back soon to the "very wonderful things" you enjoy. Usually your "very wonderful things" bless all of us who visit. :)

(p.s. Some kisses are tucked in this comment just for you too XX)

Jennifer said...

Thankyou for sharing, and I love those pictures of your little guy! So speciall!

Wendy said...

Let me know if you want to get together for some pleasant non-thinking frivolousness! Hang in there!