A Place To Vent

April 6, 2019 at 1:19 am Leave a comment

1. Going through the end days of a parent is consuming. It’s like taking on any other consuming task. It makes one of us cranky at all times in cycles. I hate it when I’m that person. I was today. I miss down time.

2. Unresolved communication and closed doors drives me nuts. When it all comes down to it, I guess sometimes my thought processes don’t even matter. What needs to happen needs to happen. But I feel so undercut to not have ever had a discussion about things. Honestly, it’s not something I’ll recover easily from. I read today a quote that spoke to me. It said.

That’s sort of it. Tired of big smiles with a lot of discontent and irritation underneath I never see until the hammer falls. I guess you’re just supposed to be smart enough or grown up enough or mature enough to avoid that.

I’m reading this week that all discipline comes from God. I need to focus on the refining He’s doing in me and not everyone else.

Will I fight bitterness and resentment and probably act out for a while? Possibly. Probably.

But, in the whole scheme of things, He answers my prayers, and I will thank Him for the thorns.

I read thorns kept Paul humble for exceedingly great revelations. I’m hoping those make thorns worth bearing.

3. Trying to review my scripture cards for Lent. I’ve gone back to written cards I started on New Year’s three years ago and made an audio file. I need to also go back to digital cards and make folders. Those are very meaningful to me to keep me focused.

4. Easter dresses. Always something to celebrate, but I’m sure not feeling it this year. Praying for the Lord’s help. I’ve gotten lazy.

5. House and home. Lord, help me finish what I started and find order and peace in my home again. Freshness. Life. Newness.

6. Thankful for time to go get RED’s tux ordered for Senior prom. How can it be? Need to get his senior pics ordered.

7. It’s late. I read tonight that crowds pressed in on Jesus and he loved and taught, but then “withdrew to lonely places to pray.” I feel the need to withdraw. Nearness to death does that to people, I’m sure. I also want a chocolate injection. I would eat it, but I don’t want to brush my teeth again.

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