Yes, it’s shocking that I’m writing again, but the Spirit has just so
moved me! Before I get into what the Spirit is saying, though…
YES…a pajama party for the girls is in order. We’ve talked
about it for a long time, and anything besides the Godfather, that the
boys are watching, would be great. Em, I’ve never seen the
Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants. I may have a houseguest next
Friday, before Formal, and that would be the perfect time to have the
p.j. party. So, we’ll work on it. Great thinking!
Now, back to the Spirit. When I read Jess’ comment this morning,
I was so excited! It reminded me of what I came to believe so
long ago when I went through my testing for MS. I remember
thinking “Wow, God must really think I can handle all of this.
What a compliment,” when I was in the depths of it. Yes, other
people have a much harder time seeing that—because who’s going to
walk up to someone and say “So, you’re the lucky one. Gettin’ to
go through all this junk.” No, people want to sympathize.
It is so refreshing to me to hear a 16 or 17-year old say that they see
how much better off they are for the hardship. Oh, doesn’t that
just thrill you, give you goosebumps? It does me! Maybe the
next time someone is struggling with some problem, whether it’s a
really big thing like a disease or on a smaller scale, like
relationship issues, maybe we should say to them, “I know it probably
doesn’t seem like it right now, but God must know that you’re someone
that can handle this. What a privilege that He’s entrusted this
to you. I’ll pray that you’ll lean on Him while you try to get
through it.” Imagine how mad Satan would be if people as young as
Middle School and High School kids started speaking the Truth that
way—he’d be furious, and it would be awesome! Thanks Jess, for
reminding me of the very things I said when I was sick, while others
didn’t know quite what to say.
OK, tonight is the Lock-Out with the Youth Group. Even though I’m
taking a couple of weeks off from Sunday nights, I’m going
tonight. Our first adventure is a scavenger hunt. It
involves clues, cars, and maybe cameras! Sometime after midnight, we’re
heading to the movie theater for a private showing of Pink
Panther. I can’t stay up the whole night, so I’ll probably just
do the scavenger hunt. I can’t wait, though, it’s gonna be so
I hope everyone brings lots of friends. I’ll post pictures when I wake up!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO SIEGEL HIGH SCHOOL BOYS–REGION 4AAA CHAMPS. Monday night, we’ll play on our home court.
Joy is the will which labors, which overcomes obstacles, which knows triumph.~ William Butler Yeats
Whether you think you can or think you can’t you’re right. - Henry Ford
The best way out is always through. ~ Robert Frost
Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. ~ Theodore N. Vail
Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall. ~ Oliver Goldsmith
You must be the change you want to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi