And to be honest, there are a lot of bummers, too- also too numerous to count.
but for some reason, I feel so content and joyful.
If you were to hand me some sort of scale in which I could pile all my blessings on one side, and all my burdens on the other, I'm truly not sure which way the scales would tip at first:
I had an amazing Christmas- spent it with family and friends - BLESSING!
My Grandmother died- we weren't as close as I'd like (family issues) but she was always a sweet and loving lady and I missed saying goodbye to her by mere hours- BURDEN!
But the airlines refunded my plane tickets! BLESSING!
My church family worked together for lots of great Christmas services- BLESSING!
My car's transmission died! BURDEN!
It's on a pretty good week since the kids and I are on vacation! BLESSING!
It's going to cost a LOT OF MONEY! BURDEN!
But we have a nice warm house and lots of food in the pantry! BLESSING!
My kids are sick! BURDEN!
I have a new Silhouette machine! BLESSING!
My dog got Chocolate poisoning! BURDEN!
But she lived! BLESSING!
My dishwasher is dying! BURDEN!
I could go on and on, but the point is
May your scales tip radically on the Blessings Side as you seek God this week...
The Lord opens the eyes of the blind.
The Lord lifts up those who are weighed down.
The Lord loves the godly.
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