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Never a dull moment…

For Those Days {You Know the Ones}

Some days are just like that.
Some days you don’t listen to your child-feeling-ill and you clean lunch off the bathroom floor instead.
Some days you try to do something nice for someone and it turns out all catastrophic, with smoke and charcoal and flaming chicken.
Some days you stand over the blender and get a mini-smoothie-facial, and it makes your kids laugh hysterical.

And sometimes it happens all in the same glorious, blessed day.

All those days, the ones that don’t go as planned and the ones that seem to crash in the middle, they all string together to make up this life.  You look back and remember that you let your kids laugh at you, that you gave grace to the sick child, and someone tired and poured-out was blessed by your meal anyway.

And families stick together through those imperfect moments because moments make memories, and these are some of the best.

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Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name!

Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits:

Who forgives all your iniquities,

Who heals all your diseases,

Who redeems your life from destruction,

Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,

Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

{Psa 103:1-5 NKJV}

Blessing the Lord for all this:

326.  the Gospel, preach all weekend to 130+ kids

327.  the 26 who are new creations!

328.  creek baptisms

329.  friends who make themselves at home in our house

330.  coffee, half n half, and fresh morning air

331.  podcasts to divert my mind from my burning lungs on my run

{Linking up with A Holy ExperienceThe Better MomTitus 2sdaysScribing the Journey, Growing Home}

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7 thoughts on “For Those Days {You Know the Ones}

  1. Life is certainly made up of all different moments from the regular to the not so regular. Some stand out for one reason or another.

  2. Some of my favorite journal entries are the ones where it had been “one of those days”
    My clever snarky side seems to come out then. And later I just get to laugh about how silly I was about stressing over such a small thing!

  3. I know the feeling all too well, thank you for sharing reality. I really love creek baptisms that were a part of my youth, would love to see one happen in my adult life. I found you via holy experience I am going to add you to my reader.

  4. elizabethfstewart on said:

    I loved this. So glad to pop over here from Duane’s linky and to meet another gratitude gatherer!

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