Delicate Situations

Our lives are full of them aren’t they? Situations where one thoughtless word can tear down years of built trust and reliability, or where even a look can create uncertainty.  Some people probably deal with these situations more than others, but I guarantee, anyone who has a child will deal with them on an almost daily basis. 

Today we are notified of the boy wonder’s behavior lately by the school.  My first instinct is to “Momma Bear Up”, but is that the right answer? I pray, asking the Lord to help me out a little, show me what to do.  I talk to the Big boy wonder, he’s just as upset as I am…that’s not so helpful.  A part of me wants to know why parents aren’t informed of transgressions before punishments are handed down.  Doesn’t every parent want to know that justice is blind? That punishments are handed down only after all sides of the story are examined? And yet…there are those times I can remember thinking that the school should do more to curtail bad behaviors (never imaginging I guess that MY boy wonder would be the purpetrator). 

So, what’s a person to do in delicate situations? I say…give it to God.  He created the universe…surely he can handle my puney little problem, and certainly without undue harm.  Thank you Lord for handling my little situations for me, you are so much better at it than I am. 




Reasons to Smile and Reasons to Think

There are various things in life that will make us smile. A pretty sunset, a cute puppy, a funny joke from a good friend. For me, it’s my Boys Wonder, they make me smile every time I look at them. I can’t imagine where my life would be without them here. I’ll admit, the Wonder Pup makes me smile too, but he’s just a pup. There is something divine about the families the Lord gives us, they represent a piece of us, they show the world who we really are, they show us who we really are. And thus they are my reasons to smile.
There is however a reason I am able to smile…my Lord who wakes me every morning and gives me breath. Without Him I am nothing. So, Thank You Lord for my smile, and for my reasons to show it off. You are good and gracious to no end.
Today I also have reasons to think. A dear family member was taken advantage of today by some person(s) who sought to pray on people of good Faith. At first the natural reaction is to anger, steam coming out of your ears, want to punch someone in the throat anger. But as I turn to my Lord, my second reaction is to sadness. Sadness over this fallen world, His fallen creation, and the ability to mercilessly abuse our brothers and sisters. Some these days say how despicable we are to commit crimes against our fellow humans, these same people often claim that we are one with animals and the dirt beneath our feet. But I know the truth, I know that when we turn away from our Creator and deny him daily then the natural thing to do is commit the sins already burning deep within our hearts. So today, humanity, in all of it’s sinful nastyness is my reason to think, and again to thank my Lord for his grace and mercy.
Grace and Peace to you.

Something Different

Some of you know that a while back I started a food blog, aimed at giving an in depth look at local foods and restaurants here in Okinawa.  That didn’t work out as I had planned.  Let’s just say reality is kind of a downer sometimes, especially when that reality is 74 yen to the dollar.  Eating off base/outside of home is just too expensive.  Besides the fact that looking at food isn’t really all that rewarding, mentally or spiritually. 

I have decided that I have hidden behind the world long enough, I am a woman who believes that there is only one true God and that he sent his one and only son to die on a cross as payment for our sins.  Jesus is my lord and saviour and I want to share it with the world.  I figured I might throw some family hijinks and occasionally some food in here too. 

So, there it is, my plan for a more fulfilling and rewarding blog.  I hope that you will decide to stick around for a while, we might have some fun together. 

Love and Blessings,