I expected to post more frequently this past week, and didn’t manage to do that… these weeks are just flying by.
I miss having the extra time to share and keep in touch though my blogging… I have SO much to share with you, it frustrates me that I can’t get it all done! I wish I could have a little robot helper hovering near by on his mini flying saucer (think Jetsons) that I could relay my ideas and photos to, and they could bang out the post for me just perfectly… wouldn’t that be awesome???
I’ve been thinking about this post since Friday – my daughter had a soccer tournament to play in Indianapolis so she and I made the 6 hour drive across I-69 Friday afternoon. The long drive was therapeutic in a way, just my daughter and I, catching up, laughing at silly stuff (like a gorilla on a motorcycle)… shutting off the crazy work related stuff (its been a mad zone lately and no end in site…) and of course, as one christian radio station fades out, you ALWAYS find another right? Even when other stations don’t have a strong enough signal, God finds a way! 🙂
So we’re driving and the song Need You Now, by Plumb, comes on. I’ve heard this song a million times, but I never HEARD it. Never listened to the words…
Well, everybody’s got a story to tell
And everybody’s got a wound to be healed
I want to believe there’s beauty here
So, I guess you’re tired of holding on
I can’t let go, I can’t move on
I want to believe there’s meaning here
How many times have you heard me cry out
“God please take this”?
How many times have you given me strength to
Just keep breathing?
Oh I need you
God, I need you now.
Standing on a road I didn’t plan
Wondering how I got to where I am
I’m trying to hear that still small voice
I’m trying to hear above the noise
Though I walk,
Though I walk through the shadows
And I, I am so afraid
Please stay, please stay right beside me
With every single step I take
Standing on a road I didn’t plan, wondering where I am.. How many times have you heard me cry out? How many times have you given me strength? Wow…. how many of us can relate? Crying out? Reaching out? Wanting to believe, wanting to feel Christ’s hand holding us, trying to hear and see above all the noise…
So there I went down I-69, singing LOUDLY as I drove (fun to do that in a car), tears rolling down my face… a year ago I was broken down… I ‘knew’ that my faith proclaims that God would get me through it, that God had my back – but did I really believe it at that time?
Being faithful, praying, trusting…. and so often, through that, breaking down and being sad and miserable all over again because you just CANT see how it will get better…. then praying harder, Please God, help me keep my eyes on you, to believe in you, to trust that you are RIGHT HERE WITH ME AT ALL TIMES…
I look at where I am at, a year later, and I am so thankful and feeling very blessed. Our God is an awesome God. Thank you GOD!
It’s time to get rolling… shower, pack up the car, head to the fields for one last soccer game, then I-69 it back to Detroit. I will be moving my store to a larger location (YAY!) February 1st – it’s just 1/2 mile down the road but in great open plaza and we will have more than double the space 🙂 🙂 I can’t wait, but there is alot to do to get it ready – the new landlords were kind enough to give me the keys now so I have 3 months to get it perfectly pretty! Three months sounds like ample time, but my present store is open and we are busy, so that leaves little time to get to the other place. If that’s not enough, the next 3 weeks I will be fulfilling 3 clients needs for wall finishes (no worries, I have the store covered) – holidays looming ALWAYS brings a rush of home decor needs.
I’ll make every effort to get a post or two up a week, so I can keep in touch with all of you, and once the craziness settles you’ll have my full attention again… thank you for being patient!
Have a BLESSED week!