Friday, February 4, 2011

Is It Just Me, Or Is It Cold?

February 4, 2011

I have spent two days this week at home, snowed in with my beloved hubby and son, due to one heck of a snow storm. It wasn't bad that we were unable to go anywhere, but that we couldn't even go outside for anything other than caring for our animals. We had movies, snacks, naptime, etc, but it gets kinda close quarters in a travel trailer! If we had gotten the cabin kitchen up and running sooner, we would have had more room to hang out in. Ah well, the late Leo Buscaglia once said that he felt that the downfall of the family was the multi bathroom house. Guess my family has a good shot at surviving!

I am in town today, and it is a mess. I had to come in to do laundry--my wonderful wringer washer and clothesline just don't do the job in sub-zero weather. As it was, I had to toss frozen chunks of clothes into the washer. Couldn't sort them.

Also, had to get some supplies that I had run out of. Nothing big, I buy enough staples to last a long time, but we were low on meat and a few other things, and ROY'S Grocery has a 10 pound meat sale the first of each month that I ain't missin', ya dig?

The weather is nasty and I would really rather be at home instead of waiting around town for my hubby to get off work. However, my husband trusts me to accomplish what he can't while he's at work. As it says in Proverbs 31, the heart of my husband trusts in me. He trusts me more than I sometimes trust myself. I see my limitations--he sees my abilities. When I first came to live under his headship, he took me out to the vehicles and taught me how to change the oil, transmission fluid, etc. His reason is this--if I drive it--I help maintain it. Makes sense to me, so I get annoyed at women who say THEY don't have to do that--they either get the hubby to do it or they pay someone else. I ask them what are they gonna do if hubby dies or they don't have enough money to pay someone else? They normally just blink.

I guess what I'm getting at is that Jesus' relationship with His church is like that--He sees our potential when we only see our failures. He says 'go and makes disciples," we say, "Lord, I can't talk to people--I'm too shy." "He says, "Give to the poor," we say "Lord, I don't have it to give." If He tells us to go and do--doesn't that mean that He knows what we are able to do? Come on--He made us--so He knows what abilities He put in us, so why can't we just trust Him and do what He says?

Well, I got chores to do. Later, ya'll.
© 2011 by Evelyn Edgett

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