My daughter Maddie initiated a new morning ritual today, and what a slice of heaven. She comes over each day with SirCalvin, my youngest grandchild, who I babysit; and then I bring her to work a bit later. Today our new tradition started in which we sing a worship song with the kids, read a scripture passage, and pray. Logan prayed a sweet prayer this morning, asking God to help him be a good student next year in 3rd grade and also asking God to bless his awesome 2nd-grade teacher to have a great class next year.
Yesterday my oldest daughter, Nikki, sent me information about an inexpensive talk-to-type product. I’ve already ordered it, and it will make it possible for me to write without having to use my arthritic fingers. The cost was under $30! Based on reviews, it’s bound to be an excellent tool that works very well. That seems like a miracle blessing to me.
And last week I let go of a job that didn’t pay enough but supplied steady income, when I could press through to complete the work (lately I couldn’t). I’m so thankful that God replaced what was lost with good pay and plenty of hours. I wrote my first piece for this employer today, and he was pleased. God is so good, to supply my needs like this. Oh, and to top it off, this person is literally a top nutritional expert. I trust that everything I learn will sink in and help me form new personal eating and health habits.
And the loved one I mentioned in Sunday’s post, the one at the bottom of the barrel – I heard from her and she’s climbing her way back up. Potentially good signs of progress are there.
One of the best moments of the day was after I told Maddie that I was worried I alienated my reading audience with yesterday’s blog post. She hadn’t read it yet, but I told her about my analogy. Maddie told me that not to say it was to be guilty of the thing I was writing about – not doing something Jesus-related because of fear of rejection. Also said she needed the motivation to be bold in her faith, which my blog supplies.
It’s like there’s a pin prick of a hole in heaven, and it’s directly over me. All this outpouring of grace is even more fun than catching snowflakes on my tongue.