It’s official…I’m a coffee snob. I’ve been trying to drink some non-Starbucks coffee I was given for Christmas and I just can’t. It’s just not as good. I went back to Starbucks yesterday and picked up some Cafe Verona. It was so wonderful to drink this morning. Except that I can hardly taste it. Because I’m sick. Cough.
Our youngest is VERY sick. Flu sick. 103 temperature kind of sick. And it’s the last day of the school quarter and he really needed to be in school yesterday and today. But I couldn’t send him with a fever. I’m glad he’s only in 6th grade. And not missing exams and all that as our two older ones would have been.
I was on my knees praying for our daughter this morning. Oy. She gets so overwhelmed, just like her momma. So overwhelmed in fact that she forgets to do the things that made her feel so overwhelmed in the first place! Such as the presentation she has to make in her International Marketing class this morning. And her part of writing it (group assignment). But she’s presenting. She freaked last night when she had a call from one of her group peeps asking if she was ready and to share her part with the rest of the group via e-mail. She was heading out the door for volleyball practice. With extra hitting practice following the regular practice. Which means she would be home around 9:45. But our God, knowing all of this in advance, had A Plan. When the team showed up for practice last night at the elementary school…there was a strings concert getting ready to start in the gym! Woo-hoo! They couldn’t practice. She was home by 7:15 and worked on her presentation until 11:00 and felt really good about it this morning! Tell me THAT wasn’t God-ordained. So I have been praising my God this morning and asking Him to be with her this morning as she was presenting. (She was only concerned about her appearance this morning…she had to get dressed up and look professional…not the presentation!)
I, too, have felt so overwhelmed lately. I, too, have been forgetting things. I can’t seem to get my act together and that’s my theme for 2008…Susan! Get Your Act Together! You know it’s not going well when you can’t memorize scripture because you forget that you’re actually supposed to be memorizing scripture.
So during my quiet time, bible study time this morning, I leaned back in my chair and asked God to lead out. And of course, He did.
A psalm. A song. For the dedication of the temple. Of David.
1 I will exalt you, O LORD,
for you lifted me out of the depths
and did not let my enemies gloat over me.
2 O LORD my God, I called to you for help
and you healed me.
3 O LORD, you brought me up from the grave;
you spared me from going down into the pit.
4 Sing to the LORD, you saints of his;
praise his holy name.
5 For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may remain for a night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning.
6 When I felt secure, I said,
“I will never be shaken.”
7 O LORD, when you favored me,
you made my mountain stand firm;
but when you hid your face,
I was dismayed.
8 To you, O LORD, I called;
to the Lord I cried for mercy:
9 “What gain is there in my destruction,
in my going down into the pit?
Will the dust praise you?
Will it proclaim your faithfulness?
10 Hear, O LORD, and be merciful to me;
O LORD, be my help.”
11 You turned my wailing into dancing;
you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
12 that my heart may sing to you and not be silent.
O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever.