*Our dog Piper whines to go outside every morning. This is not a revelation. She’s been doing it since she learned her way around our new house. Looking at me – still in pj’s, then looking out the window. Following me across the dining room, standing and waiting – impatiently – at the door to the bedroom. Whining starts in earnest when she hears the bathroom drawer slide open…*Oh my gosh! Mommy’s putting her contacts in!* Looking at me with those pathetic eyes…*I’m ready! Hurry up! Where are you going now?! Take. Me. Outside!* My revelation was this:: I looked at her one morning, in her whiney fit, and sighed/grinned, “It’s ok, Piper, I see you.” And then it hit me. Is that what I do to God sometimes/all the time? “I’m ready, God! Hurry up! Where are you now?! Bring. Me. What. I. Want!!” Meanwhile, He’s grinning and looking at me, saying “It’s ok, Lauren, I see you. I haven’t forgotten you.” Ouch. They say pets take on their owners personalities….or is it the other way around?
*Decorated bookshelves make me happy. On top of that, I’ve noticed that designating a writing corner with bookshelves, a candle and a window feeds my inspiration. Which you’d never know by the silence on the ‘ole blog this month. Chalk it up to a week of VBS prep, a week of VBS, and travels back and forth to Indiana/Chicago – twice. Not so much writing going on. But I do love those bookshelves.
*It’s okay to be still and wait when facing life-changing decisions. In fact, it’s probably the best stance to take. My husband and I have been contemplating pursuing adoption and, while we know it’s something God has put on our hearts, I just keep sensing Him pressing ‘pause’ for now. And that’s okay.
*Even homebodies can go stir-crazy – this week proves it. Sunday night: got back from Indiana/Chicago and picked up jeep from shop. Had to jump the battery but got it home. Monday: stayed at home catching up on laundry, cleaning, etc. Tuesday: went to run errands but jeep was dead again. Stuck at the house. Amazing hubby jumped it when he got home from work, and we ran said errands. Wednesday: jeep started, ran errands. Yay! Thursday: jeep battery dead, stuck at house. Got new battery after J got home from work. Hallelujah! Friday: jeep runs, keys locked in jeep, stuck at house again. *face palm* This girl is ready to GO OUT for date night tonight. (Silver lining:: house is clean, laundry is done, back bedroom has some semblance of organization, and I’ve put a dent in my to-read pile).
That’s all for now friends…got some reading to do. Have a great weekend! Keep looking up.
PS – This post is a linky-link up with Emily Freeman over at Chatting at the Sky, who just so happens to have a new book coming out in a few weeks – Simply Tuesday – and if you haven’t already, you need to drop everything now and pre-order it. Seriously. It’s a breath of fresh air in book-form.