Today my strength betrayed me. Luckily it waited until I was safely alone in my car on the drive home from church before it flung the flood gates wide open. It came completely without warning. I walked out of church feeling upbeat, chipper even. I had a moment of pause when I couldn’t find my car in the parking lot, but I was happy. But then my carefully maintained strength faltered. It took me a good while to get it back under control.
What do you do when your strength falters? Me? I called on my online Bible study group and asked to borrow some of their strength. I could almost feel their prayers covering me. Then I took to distracting myself. I swept and mopped the floors. Emptied the trash and litter box. Finished the dishes and washed the cat and dog bowls and the mats they sit on in my kitchen. I did the last with my monster puppy sitting at my feet keeping careful watch over me handling his things. He’s a crazy dog! Slowly I felt my strength being renewed.
It’s for these moments that God gives us community. Our community can be strong for us when we are weak.
Tonight my heart is content and there is now less on my housework to do list for the week. All in all, even with my moments of weakness, it was a good day.
Now for your daily dose of cuteness, and something that makes my heart happy, I give you my two boys playing tug of war with our puppy, Norris, and his favorite toy. Yes the purple monkey belongs to the dog. My mother bought it for him, and no one else is allowed to touch it if you ask him. LOL!
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