redemption.

it’s only 11 am, and we’ve already had all the makings of a bad day around here.  daddy’s sick with a fever and confined to bed.  mama is “pregnant+summer heat+there’s so much to do+my new iron supplement isn’t here yet” tired.  little boy is over his cold and wilder than ever.

we’ve had a canceled playdate, an interrupted to-do list, a few massive fits (mama or kid?), lots of waffling on how to tire out the little guy, and several moments of “how will i get through this day?”  perhaps the biggest disappointment is that i wanted to make bread today — i’ve been wanting to make it for a few weeks now — and don’t have the energy to even think about getting the flour out.

needless to say, we are taking a moment to recenter ourselves and redeem the day.. or 20-minutes-worth of moments.  i turned on the downstairs a/c.  i put in “madagascar”.  i cut up a peach for us to share.  i made myself an iced coffee.  i came to blog about life, which always helps me put things into perspective.

even as i type this, jones is waving to me from the couch and pointing excitedly at the screen: “mama! mama! BOAT!!!”  i love it when he says my name.

Jesus, help us.  help us to live in the freedom you paid for.  help us to respect and be patient with one another.  help us to lean on you for the strength we don’t have.  most of all, help us to remember that we don’t have to have everything spiritually “together” before we come to you, expectant.

“Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.  For we do not have a nigh priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.  Therefore, let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so htat we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”  Hebrews 4:14-16

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4 thoughts on “redemption.

  1. We will pray for you as always. Sorry the iron is not there yet. should be soon. Hope you can get some rest and hope bryan gets over his illness.
    We love you all!
    Mike

  2. out of all the things on this post, the iron was least expected to be commented on, ha! thanks for the reassurement guys 😉

  3. Hey Jamie! Sorry to hear you’re feeling low energy! I can totally understand the overwhelmed feelings with young kids. Hang in there! I’ll pray for you today.

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