October 15, 2008 at 10:09 pm 1 comment

10PM.  The time when I sit down and realize how utterly tired I am.

10 miles deep kind of tired.

It’s been a beautiful day.  A day of blessing.

Right now, I want me some of that bread I made (see recipe: chocolate chip pumpkin bread).

It’s gone!

All four loaves!

I’d seen the kids liked it…even with “pumpkin” in it!  The chocolate chips sold them on it, I guess!

I ate soup crackers.

Now, I’m thinking fruit, or Cheetos.

When I’m tempted, in fatigue, to think nothing will ever be right;

by faith, everything is right where it needs to be.

When my heart wants to say, “Things are ending, nothing will be the same.”;

God says, “It’s just getting started!  Trust!“.

It takes some rest to get refueled and ready for a new day and new adventures.

And so, I eat some _____, and I sleep.  I wake with fresh energy for better perspective (at least by 10AM or so, after a good cup of something hot to eat and surviving the morning with a girl running for 4-H VP.)

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  • 1. Steph  |  October 16, 2008 at 7:29 am

    Love this.

    I sit here in a silent house after getting all three kids to school for the first time in seven days, and I feel tired too. Your post is inspiring and somehow comforting. 🙂

    (Although now I’m craving pumpkin bread.)

    Is the italicized part by you, or are you quoting something? It’s pretty.

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