Wednesday, December 12, 2007

To-Do

.... Just a quick post this morning before I begin my day.... Dad is much better so that makes the day much brighter despite the rain outside.... He gave us a bit of a scare....
.......... We all have too much on our plates this time of year and I am no different... some days it is a bit overwhelming like Monday and Tuesday............... I am not one to make a "list".

........... My sweet husband is, he is always making a list and I guess that is why he is much more organized than I am........ Maybe I will try that one day.... anyway... My to-do list is in my head and that is not a good place to be right now... It is sharing space with so many other "right now " jobs that it is always on the back burner.............

.... Monday was a pretty much trashed day... computer software was crashing, and that is the program that I create all my embroidery in....... but with a lot of persuading I at least finished the two jobs left in the shop....... My son Chris went to Vegas on Sunday despite the fact that he is very sick....... Then he calls and I find out that he is much worse and I cannot get to him...... Now if you are a mother and reading this you know what that causes...... Ok, he is 38 but what in the world does that matter......... I cannot get to him.......... I talked with him again yesterday and he is much worse that Monday.........now the tears....... cannot handle that and I made him promise that if he was still as sick today he would catch a flight home........... he promised......... I have not heard from him yet today.................. AND I said all that to say this.. my to-do list is falling by the wayside...........

.............. Sometime yesterday afternoon durning the hustle to finish in the shop and the tears over Chris.......... I guess a lot of things came flooding in on me......... You know ladies that once you start that tear thing it is hard to stop........... Monday was my oldest son's birthday along with Dad's..... He turned 42........... I have not been able to hug his neck on his birthday since he was 19.......... oh my............ I cried over that yesterday.... but sometime in the early afternoon I had an encounter with the Lord and all things changed......... I called an end to the self pity party and my to-do list was rewritten by the Lord...............

He wrote it on my heart and not my mind thus it has taken priority this day.............

T0-D0

.......... Pray for the sweet ladies here on the blog that are walking is some very dark places this day......... One in the foremost of my mind is Deena...... What she is going through makes my trivial problems fade into obscurity...
.......... Pray for our soldiers, they are in harms way and they need the protection of the Father that comes from the saints on their knees...
.......... Pray for my family member that have their lives so messed up that only God can piece together the pieces.........
..........Pray for healing of relationships that are so broken that the world would look on and say how impossible to fix............. but God can....
.......... Take time to sit and read the word of God and let the Holy Spirit put my life in order of priorities...... Not the priorities that I THINK but the priorities that HE thinks.........
......... Take the time to call out the names of those that have lost a loved one this year ...... They will need the Lord to get them through this Christmas season...
......... Pray for my husband ............ he lost his dad on May 30th this year.........
......... Pray for my son Chris........ he wants so much to marry and settle down, but she has not shown up on the scene yet...
.........Pray ........... just pray..........

........ What a gift we are able to give to all those in our lives, the gift of prayer.........

It knows no distance or time....

It is effectual and God turns His eyes toward a praying saint...

Confess [your] faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16

Prayer is faith filled words spoken by the believer that brings God on the scene..........

Prayer is our acknowledgement that we are totally reliant upon God........

Prayer is a conversation between the Father and the daughter..or a son.

Prayer is making our petitions known and if He hears He will answer........

And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: 1 John 5:14

Prayer is spoken in any language or is spoken in no language at all..........

Prayer is a cry from the heart......... and is assisted by the Holy Spirit in times when words are not enough........

Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
Romans 8:26

blessings to you today........ I have started a new to-do list..... and I think I will write it down...


7 comments:

Edge of Design said...

Age is never a factor in motherhood Denise. You are and will always be your sons' mother. I hope Chris is feeling better and you are feeling less guilt. He knows you and he knows you are just concerned about him. Keep us posted. I loved your blog today! A very sweet and personal gentle but powerful reminder indeed!

Sharon said...

First I have to say--bless your heart. A mothers heart never stops reaching out to her children.
And there are so many things that we can be praying for. I pray for the peace of your heart. Peace to be able to walk forward in love and get done what needs to be done in His name.
I pray your sons health is on the upswing.

Sandra said...

I hope Christopher is feeling better. Be easy on yourself. The holidays can be an emotional roller coaster.

Sharon said...

Consider yourself tagged for the hoopla. :)
That is the first time someone asked to be tagged.LOL

PEA said...

Being a mother myself, I can truly understand and feel your pain. I wish I was there with you so that I could hold you and tell you that everything will be all right. Hopefully you've heard from Christopher by now and that he's started to feel better. The new To Do list you made is perfect. xoxo

eph2810 said...

I am so sorry to hear that your son is not feeling well - especially that many miles away. I think no matter how old our children get -- we still want to hug them when they are sick or hurt...
Glad to hear though that your dad is doing better.

Yes, prayer is the best weapon we have. Kind of funny how God seems to rearrange our to-do-lists when we loose the focus.

Blessings on your day and always.

Mary said...

Denise,

I'm glad Dad is so much better. I see that he posted. Our prayers were answered, dear friend.

Thank you so much for the prayers for Deena. I posted news about her today.

I can understand the tears for your son. A mother's heart aches when her young are sick or have strayed. I will keep both of your sons in my prayers.

This is a great post and enjoyed my visit very much. If you have a minute, please stop over at my blog and pick up an award.

Love and blessings,
Mary