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Rainy days and Mondays

Have to say, I'm already not a big fan of today. Much as I love the rain, walking to work in it can suck, especially when it's been raining a while and the puddles soak my shoes and pants. Umbrellas have little value in this regard.

Got a late start and arrived at the office to discover that one of our windows and part of our ceiling are leaking like something that leaks a whole lot. This successfully drenched stacks and stacks of paper I had on a table for filing (sometime). When I tried to move the table, its legs buckled and it collapsed. Perfect.

Still in relatively good humor about it all. There's often something just plain funny about having our collective butts kicked by nature– as if we could expect to have control of it. The humility factor is probably a good thing, too.

What I don't have is a clue on how I'll proceed with the day amid the fresh chaos; it's hard to know where to begin. Glad that I keep a running to-do list with reminders of my normal routine and what needs to be done when, for times like this when my head escapes me. Some say I'm organized, but it's actually the necessary management of my disorganization, procrastination, and laziness. At this stage of my life, I've owned and owned up to a lot of my crap. Makes life better by far in the freedom of knowing that I don't have to earn God's love. Snaps lots of the other stuff into perspective.

Of course, I forget all the time.

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There's often something just plain funny about having our collective butts kicked by nature– as if we could expect to have control of it.

don't i know it.

:)
Amen. I'll take the leak.

(OK, that sounded bad.)
What I've got they used to call the blues...

I am a lifelong Carpenters fan. Fun when you get to use the words in real-life context. :)

Some say I'm organized, but it's actually the necessary management of my disorganization, procrastination, and laziness.

I think that is the key. No one is perfect - it's just how well we manage our sin. Good thing the buck doesn't stop with me.
No one is perfect - it's just how well we manage our sin. Good thing the buck doesn't stop with me.

I agree, and yet there's such tension between this and Scriptural exhortations to be perfect (Matthew 5:48) and holy (1 Thessalonians 3:13). I do long to move in His freedom beyond sin management. Thankfully, nothing is impossible with God (Mark 10:27), and He chose us in Him before the creation of the world (Ephesians 1:4).

Hm. Did a little mini-study there. I must have needed it.
Reminds me of Phillippians 2:12-13 - that we are responsible only for working out what God is ultimately responsible for working into us. That is a comfortable sort of tension to me.
on a lighter note, i heard the other day, if the world didn't suck, we would fall off.
thot about it a minute and laughed.
ju
That's classic!