Friday, June 30, 2006

Late Night Musings

Friday night and date night is over. I've tucked my hubby in for the evening - he fades long before I do. Great Vietnamese food and some quiet time away from the kids. My son is making chocolate chip cookies just for us and I'll check out the t.v. schedule for something to wind down by.

How much of this keeping the right attitude is just whistling past the graveyard? The temptation these days is to be negative and whine - that can't be good. But how can this patience thing be good for me? Doesn't this world need impatient people as well? I mean, really. If everyone were patient, who would go first at the 4-way stop? I think the person in the Bible I am most like is Jacob. Not a ringing endorsement. I wrestle with God all the time and have a tendency toward manipulation. Not really a control freak, just assisting with the gifts I've been given, right? ARGH, I offend myself. When will I become Israel and not Jacob!?!

3 comments:

Sarah's In the Midst of It said...

Okay, I KNEW you'd get sucked in! It's just too therapeutic not to! And I love this post, love the title, love reading your honest heart. It's why I like you so much, LT! (Vietnamese food? Never had it, sounds good!)

Sarah's In the Midst of It said...

Oh, and my mom wrote a post about you. You can find her at grammy55.blogspot.com It's called the Real Thing:)

Diane said...

It's so hard not to get discouraged when you're waiting (impatiently!) on God to work. I tend to try to help Him, too, and end up with Him having to bail me out more times than not. But, hold on, my child, joy comes in the morning. Just hold on..... :-)