Monday, May 17, 2010

May 17, 2010

Hello friends,
     I sorry I've been away so long.  It's been a very busy few weeks.  We didn't have any damage from the flooding that was going on here, though we did have a lake that reached from the neighbors driveways to within 15 ft. of our front door.  Our prayers are with those who have lost everything during this time.  
     My eldest is just about to get on a plane headed to India to spend the next couple of months with her family there.  She will be visiting both India & Nepal.  She will be greatly missed here, but I'm so glad that she is getting this opportunity.  
     Around here, we are trying to finish up with school, fix up the new house & get this one ready to sell.  It has been busy & I don't see that ending any time soon.
     Micah has been doing well and is still enjoying being around the house with us.  I took him to the dentist the other day for a cleaning, he did pretty good.  The good news is that most of the teeth he has lost (other than the 2 front ones) have been baby teeth!  I was so happy to hear that.  
     As for his pump, I think I said in the last blog that they weren't able to see any leakage.  His Dr. in TN called the Dr. in MO (that did the pump surgery) to talk about Micah and they are both in agreement that it is not working.  The surgeon asked if we would first try changing his dose before doing the last test which will end (no matter the outcome) with a surgery.  Tomorrow, 2 pm we go to Franklin to let the Dr. reset the pump.  Instead of getting a continuous amount all day he will get a large dose every few hours.  If there is no noticeable difference with this then most likely we will be headed to St. Louis for the other test.  
     Lastly, I wanted to share something that I read today:
When something big happens - a blessing or a tragedy - we recognize it immediately and respond with praise or pleadings to God.  But, in the little things - the routine, the mundane, the details - it's easy for us to overlook that He is working.  
   "You are great in counsel and mighty in work, for your eyes are open to all the ways of the sons of men, to give everyone according to his ways and according to the fruit of his doings."                         Jeremiah 32:19

     As in a forest, the  big stuff which is visible and colorful (the partly decayed organic matter of leaves and sicks that covers the forest floor) is an important part of the forest, but if you dig a little deeper to what is beneath you will find all sorts of important little things happening.  It is here among all these little things that God is building the future forest.  
      It is in the little things of our lives that God builds us as His people.  The everyday routines of life, the mundane tasks those jobs that seem to go on in an unending cycle of boredom, these are the things that grow us and test our character.  Our whole lives are an offering to God, an act of worship to our Creator.  God built our physical bodies out of small things, so we too are to take the small things of our lives and build, with His help, something beautiful that will bring glory to God.  Don't think that you have to be a pastor or a missionary to do the "important work", everything we do is important in the building up of the kingdom because everything we do affects someone else.  Maybe, we get the chance to do these little things over and over everyday because God knows that those are the things we need the most practice in doing to the best of our abilities.  
May God bless you today with the opportunity to do a little thing well.

1 comment:

  1. That was so is exactly how I feel all the time. It is the little things that seem to try and test us...answering in love, being patient with the fifth plea, cleaning up the 3rd spill of the day, etc...The things that challenge us most, are the areas we will grow in, if we will open our hearts, see our mistakes, and let God work! Great word!!! I love you!