Saturday, January 21, 2006

Very Present Help

For those who are interested, today I have loaded the dishwasher and washed all the dishes on the counters, including those little things I hate to wash---measuring cups, knives, tea party things, sippy cup parts, plastic medicine spoons that refuse to get clean despite 5 trips in the dishwasher, etc. etc. I washed out both coffee pots and respective parts---yuck.

The children have been fed, and are happily watching saturday tv. I told them that today I was going to be working on cleaning up and putting away laundry. I also plan to keep plugging away on finding homes for the the Christmas things we got.

I am sure I will not get much further before I have to start making lunch, or break up a sisterly squabble. I am trying to keep things relatively calm and quiet because Long Hair Daddy is sleeping in. He has had a very stressful week, and hope his work is very productive today.

Last night after I laid the little one in bed asleep, I got to work on my ten year cross-stitch project. Yippee! I got two rows done before she woke up. Now that's what I call progress. I'll take what I can get.

My thoughts today are with some of my family members and my friend's mom who are all facing health problems. May they become strong and healthy and have hope and faith for today. May God send the help they need today to encourage them and bring them what they need.

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble" (Psalm 46:1).
"Let us draw near with confidence to the throne of Grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need" (Hebrews 4:16).

5 comments:

Alipurr said...

thank you, you are right

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

That was a very lovely post and I know some of your prayers are directed in my direction...and with God's help & your prayers,we will get through this time of sickness. Thank you.

It sounds like you have already been very busy this morning....I hope the girls co-operate so that you can get a lot accomplished today.

Motherkitty said...

I thought about calling you, but then thought that if you wanted to talk to me, you might call me.

I like the look of your blog. And, I like the sentiment you expressed about those who are sick and hurting right now.

I wish I could reach out, over the span of time and space, and hug you all.

Maggie Ann said...

How nice to visit your blog and get to 'know' you..Alipurr. I have lots of 10 year cross-st. projects. They keep quite well..smile. Thanks for coming over to visit me at knitting kat. I am still not home yet, but will come visit you again when I am. Hoping with you that your loved ones and friends are soon feeling better and that God will strenthen them and help them.

Alipurr said...

thank you motherkitty and maggie ann...