This Is My Father’s World

It’s Spring Break. I chose to not schedule any work this week in order to spend the week with the grands. It’s gone by fast. Although, they’re getting older, there’s a limit to how much time I get to myself, so this week’s post shares some of the beauty of this world as it awakens from winter’s slumber.


Photo Property of Barbara V. Evers, Do Not Copy Without Permission

Photo Property of Barbara V. Evers, Do Not Copy Without Permission

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Rejoice In Each Day!

Today is the day the Lord has made; rejoice, and be glad in it! Psalm 118:24

Today started out rainy with thunder and lightning. By 8:30 am, blue sky conquered the clouds and winds ushered out the remaining ones. I’ve had a lot on my agenda today, but the day has not overwhelmed me. I went to deep water aerobics after a two week absence. She worked us hard, but it felt great to be back.Thank goodness the thunder and lightning cleared before then!

Then, I returned home and sorted laundry. Woohoo! Sounds like fun, doesn’t it? I managed to get one load done before I left the house mid-morning. I had an appointment and needed to drop our car off at the shop-it started clacking during acceleration and sounds awful. I dropped it off and managed to cross the busy road to my appointment without major mishap. Seriously, this is a challenge that makes my heart pound a bit harder each time. 

After my appointment, I checked on the car, and the horrible noise was an issue under warranty! The car has close to 250,000 miles on it, so I’m amazed when the word “warranty” comes out of the mechanic’s mouth. Still, I had to wait a few more hours, so I caught a ride to a lunch place, ate a leisurely lunch, then decided to walk back to the car shop. Now for some of you, that’s no big deal, but it’s a bit of a trek along the same very busy road. And, if you haven’t heard, South Carolina ranks third in the nation for pedestrian deaths. To walk and cross the myriad of street intersections can mean disaster.

BUT I couldn’t resist. Why? It’s such a gorgeous day, and there was no hurry.

Spring is here, and most Fridays represent chaotic running around to finish my errands before the weekend. I have that list, but not the requisite car to fulfill it. I could stress. I could worry, or I can do as I’ve done and rejoice in the glorious day God has given me.

I chose rejoicing. How about you?

When Snow Stops You

The Workbench of Faith will have a new post up next Friday.

In the past, snow meant I got a lot of work done. Not anymore. With two kids in the house again, work is the last thing that happens when school gets canceled.

Here are some snow picture to hold you over until next week.