Wednesday, February 15

someone called me at 8 a.m. this morning.

i refused to open my eyes. grabbed the phone

next to me. morning again?!! i hate mornings.

i wasn't like this most of my life. i ran out at 5:30 a.m.

every morning for years when i was marathoning. then

i had babies and young children. they are ALWAYS

awake early. but today? it just takes courage to wake

up and figure out how i can be productive with hours on

my hands. i am never inspired to start with a quiet time.

please don't judge me. i want to check my emails. to

see what is on the news. well, really, i just don't want

to do anything...but stay under the warm covers.

but.....starting my day with Jesus, i know everything will

work out better. it always does. in my little devotional book

by sarah young, she says ... "give yourself fully to the

adventure of today. walk boldly." she reminds me that

Jesus is my Companion. my Peace.

in colossians and 2nd corinthians, it says: "though

He was crucified in weakness, yet He

lives by the power of God. for we also are weak

in Him, but we shall live with him by the power of God."

so now you know something more about me. mornings!

it is like facing a tornado, and i have to walk through it to

start my day. i think it is more than the bills i have to

take care of and being alone and having to try and

stretch my money to survive. i really get up and give

life my best because i have the four sweetest sons on

earth and two grandchildren and they are counting on

me to make it.

it really helps me to go to the gym and

run for two hours. my 30-day membership has

expired, but i am ready to barter and give up all

kinds of things to try and get a year at the gym.

so, today, with the crack and noise of the hard

stuff ringing in our ears, i know Jehovah Jireh

is our Provider. Jehovah Rapha is our Healer.

and i am going to run this Race, knowing you are

beside me, and if we have to eat dirt and forget

all kinds of pleasures, we ARE sure that Jesus

loves us and will see us through.

never, ever, ever, ever give up.

there are surprises God has lined up for

us along the way. for me, the hardest part

is just getting up in the morning.

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