If there is anything I neglect it unfortunately has to be the scriptures. I love reading the Bible but rarely find time to sit and just really ‘read’. Today in a forced sitting… I had better just interject a few ‘truths’ right now - #1 I am pregnant with our 8th child and with that I have fierce morning sickness with intestinal issues and #2, With this pregnancy I am lactose intolerant and accidentally (ahem, a little tongue in cheek) ate cheese ravioli for lunch yesterday. And not the ‘oh, maybe I shouldn’t have had that pint of Ben and Jerries, I feel a little gassy”, type of lactose intolerance, oh no, I have the “OH MY, get outta my way, I shouldn’t have nibbled on that tiny 1X1 inch of cheese, move it people, MOVE IT!”. Most likely, that is NOT the information you expected in this ‘time with the Lord’ experience I am getting ready to share, but hey, get use to it… I’m sorta gross.
|The little One I was pregnant with - Fiorella|
|Micah, Joshua, Luke, and Isaiah|
|Hannah and Grace|
BUT, the Lord being a God who reminds, brought me to this verse, at the most opportune time. A time when I could barely get their meals fixed, vomiting, exhausted, and found myself indisposed or disposal, whichever. Either way, we may struggle with our messes day in and day out but our messes only prove one thing… there are children here, blessings from the Lord, of more value than the birds (Matthew 6:26), and with strength like the ox. With our strength as a bunch of ox, there will be increase. I hope an increase in kindness, love, and tenderness to each other and those around us. I hope our outreach and up reach will increase. I’m all about increase… just look at my children!
|How they really act! What Animals!|