Greetings from Austin Street
Happy Saturday! All is well here at 811 except for the still stopped up sink. Bruce went under the house to try and fix the problem. Some pipes have to be replaced. I am always a bit nervous when he goes under the house so say a prayer as he will try again tomorrow. I took far less pain medicine today than yesterday so I know I am on the mend.
Dear God, I thank you for being with me in the all of the moments of my life. Thank you for never leaving me alone. Help me not to worry about tomorrow, but focus on honoring you now. You are my constant friend and you fill me with comfort and hope. I love you Lord. In Jesus name, amen.
It seems like this year has been filled with sudden life changes. Bruce having a stroke and me having cancer were unanticipated and traumatic shocks to my life and to my soul. As we come to a close of the Lenten journey with Palm Sunday being tomorrow I look back to the beginning of Lent. The lessons I have learned seemed to be toward wisdom. So here is a piece of wisdom I have learned over the last nine months. Treasure the ones you love TODAY because you may not have tomorrow. Bruce and I have both had catastrophic illness that tried to claim our lives within the last nine months. Remembering to appreciate your loved ones today is vital because we may not have tomorrow. Also, in the wisdom department, I still have hopes for the future and I will not wait too very long to begin living into those hopes and dreams. It is still my hope to honor God in the faithful ministry of pastoral care and to become ordained. Making every moment count is the greatest opportunity we have to care for those around us and serve our risen Savior. My friends, today is a good day to honor God in inspired worship, love our families and to faithfully live out the life God has planned for us.
“Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered—how fleeting my life is.”
“My entire lifetime is just a moment to you; at best, each of us is but a breath.”…And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My hope is in you.”
Psalm 39: 5, 7
Take joy in the journey and hug your babies, babies hug your Moms and Dads. Wear comfortable shoes, get some sleep and think pink! Love you all, Bruce and Gaylene