LIFE

a review of the week and finally the sun

(OK, yesterday was the 23 rd, right? When you schedule a post to publish on the 23rd, it’s supposed to, right? Well, I’m looking at my edit screen right now and apparently this didn’t publish even though everything is as it’s supposed to be. So glad I got it and thus will publish right now.)

Well, while the east coast is slammed with snow, we here in Michigan finally get to see the sun. In case you didn’t know,  Michigan rivals Oregon for sunless days.

So I’m reveling in the sunshine and enjoying every minute of it.

This past week began with a post about the many ways God speaks to us and sometimes it’s when we keep our mouths shut.

listening to God

Tuesday I posted about people, especially the twenty-somethings, who feel like life owes them something. But I suggested the responsibility lay between them and their parents. It was written with hope that parents of young children would keep this in mind unless they want an adult child (Isn’t that kind of an oxymoron?) living with them the rest of their lives.

no princes or princesses

Wednesday I was impressed with our beautiful snow and couldn’t help but think of the verse in the Bible that refers to us being washed “white as snow.” Then I thought about the harsh words, Jesus had to say in Matthew twenty-three about how cleaning up the outside while the inside is filthy. He was speaking to the  religious leaders of his time, not the sinner.

snow on pine tree

 

Thursday I wrote about the need to live a “holy” life and that when we choose to do that, we may make others uncomfortable.

holiness

 

And on Friday I got to brag about a book being published that will include my daughter’s story about her and her little boy. Lukey is his name and Luke has Down syndrome and is one the greatest blessings in my life.

Lukey

The book features the stories of fifty people who have a first hand experience with this disability. Entries were submitted world-wide and her essay made the cut. I’m proud and don’t have any problem saying that.

Reasons to smile

Reasons to smile

Anyway, I have to go enjoy the sun. We’re only having it for two days. It’s like that old saying, “Make haste while the sun shines.”

God bless and have a good day.