So, I go ahead and post as the guest tackler for 5 minutes for mom. Remember that I used to be the "resident tackler" but quit because I was such a spazz? er.. couldn't upload the photos in the proper format and felt guilty for making them work extra hard (as if those girls could possibly work harder than they already do!) trying to re-format all my photos.
So, I wrote a guest tackle and submitted it in.. July? It must have been on a day when I felt very peppy and organized or something. So, it gets published on Tuesday. Here it is.
Ugh.. First of all, Thursdays are still somewhat sanctified in my mind, even though I have started going to ballet pilates on Thursdays. And I stay home on Fridays (if possible).
Second of all, my bedroom looked like WWIII on the day it posted. We just got back from our Yooper trip Monday night, and everything was everywhere, and I was too tired to clean up the piles before going to bed. Then I had to rush around and get everybody up to Hallstrom on Tuesday morning. So, everything stayed cluttery for a while.
And thirdly and most unfortunately, I failed to have my time with the Lord that morning also! Boo hoo.
I was tired, exhausted, overwhelmed and well... embarrassed. Good for me, I guess, eh?
On the happy side of things, the family did a blitz last night and got this place cleaned up pretty well. I managed to pick up the bedroom and at least get the clutter put away, and I read my Bible this morning. But I'm still tired!
I feel like the whole house needs Mr. Clean to come in and ride his broom around and make it sparkle. Unfortunately, the only one riding a broom is me, and it's been parked all day. I managed to teach pilates this morning, barely.
On the good side, (there's always a good side) none of the kids are sick, everyone is safe, we have enough food to eat and tomorrow is Thursday!! The weather is beautiful, and we will get a lot done tomorrow and I picked up this wonderful book called Heaven by Randy Alcorn.
The book is about 1 1/2 inches thick and chock full of encouraging thoughts about heaven. His perspective is totally encouraging. I have no idea if he's right or wrong, since I've never been to heaven before. And I've never studied it in the Bible like he has. So, his perspective is better than mine, but I have no idea if he's right.
I had to chuckle though... (you know me, I always find something funny)... On the jacket cover, in his promo, it says "Randy Alcorn is a leading authority on heaven..." I'd like to think that the most uneducated lowly believer who has spent even one minute in heaven is probably more of an authority than Randy Alcorn; nevertheless, I know what they mean. It just sounded funny to me. Here's a guy who writes volumes on something that he's never experienced. He is a leading authority on it, even. Do the saints in heaven laugh at this? He's even developed "Eternal Perspective Ministries"... because we are not eternally perspectived enough. And I will say this. It made me think more about heaven just by reading the book. So, thanks Randy for making us think about: heaven!