This Doorway to Hope offers a brief pause during our busy lives, providing encouragement for the journey and perspective along the way. In joy...
Friday, October 8, 2010
A young friend visited the area and stopped by for dinner. I knew he was coming with a day's notice. Ideas for a meal that could be prepared after a work day danced in my head. So wonderful to have meals frozen for times like this.
He came through the door. We warmly welcomed him. Dinner ready; table set; life shared. We enjoyed the visit.
After the friend left, I pondered:
In what ways do I prepare to welcome the Lord into my everyday life?
Welcoming the Lord:
begins each morning as I recognize his new mercies and his faithfulness
continues as I sing songs to him as I prepare for the day
occurs as I read his words and pray and listen and write
includes asking him for help to do the work before me this day
enables me to hear his voice and see his face in the people I encounter
helps me to speak his words and show his mercy
is dynamic and not a formula
remains an option, even when I feel defeated or unworthy or tired or blah or...
provides an opening for him to abide - stay with me
I enjoy growing at every stage of life. I am married to a wonderful man. We raised two amazing young adults. I am devoted to Jesus. In addition to being a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend, my life's work includes school nursing and counseling.