Meltdowns and resolutions that matter.


After two weeks of indulging in holiday delights, I was excited to wake up yesterday morning to a new year.  My excitement rapidly waned when I realized the coffee pot was vacant and the wireless internet was down.  I could hardly look anyone in the eyes.  How was I supposed to begin a day, much less a new year, without two of life’s morning essentials? 

Well, making a fresh pot of java and PLUGGING THE ROUTER’S POWER CORD IN prevented any potential meltdown. 

Oh, the conveniences we so quickly become dependent upon. 

Lunch provided the traditional black-eyed peas and collard greens with my mom’s fresh ham.  HEAVEN.  And, I spent the rest of the day doing absolutely nothing meditating and rejuvenating the soul. 

As I think about 2009 and any resolutions I may or may not keep, I am reminded to listen to my Father’s voice.  It’s so easy to make our own plans.  And, while planning is often essential and wise, I don’t want to miss the whispers.  Resolving to take better care of my physical body is one thing.  Resolving to be attentive to my spiritual well-being – well, that’s a whole other story.

I’m not as attentive as I probably should be every day.  As a matter of fact, I have days where the first time I say God’s name is during my children’s bedtime prayers.  He can handle it.  He knows exactly where I am and still knows how many hairs are on my highlighted blonde head.  That’s one of the amazing things about God.  He knows everything single thing about us – even my calorie consumption yesterday.  And, even when I fail to recognize His presence in my life, He still sits and waits with bated breath for me to call His name. 

I hope He hears His name a lot more in 2009.

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7 responses to “Meltdowns and resolutions that matter.

  1. Good morning! I loved the blogs, both were sooo good! The funny to begin the day, and the reminder of God’s whispers is always good to begin with. Love you!

  2. Christie

    Sweet Post. I totaly understand the coffee internet thing. It’s The Small Things 😉

  3. Judy

    Don’t you wish you could write resolutions you wanted others to make and hand them out lol…IS THAT BEING CONTROLLING

  4. Dusty Takle

    Judy, we can write ’em but we can’t make ’em follow through. Heck, not even God does that!

  5. Dusty that is so good! I need to listen more. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

  6. Des

    The sad part is that I don’t have a panic kind of feeling if I don’t establish a connection with God each day as I would if the WiFi was down.

  7. I find it easier to reach a goal then to keep a resolution. Truly!! I suck at resolutions.

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