A Little Post on a Rainy Afternoon

I've felt like it's Monday all day today. 

Doug was sick and didn't go into work or take Isaac to therapy, so today was his first day of the week.  I guess that's why I've been 2 days behind!  Poor Doug, though, his cold settled into an eye infection.  A trip to the optometrist and an antibiotic for him today, and prayerfully, he'll be feeling better soon.

Isaac is sick too.  You know, that little cough and a intermittent low-grade fever.  Just doesn't feel good, but isn't sick enough to sleep all day either.  Well, except for last Friday, when he did sleep all day.  I thought the Lord was just giving me a little break, but it turned out that Isaac was getting sick after all.

I have been in the midst of a major pain flare, which hasn't happened in a really long time.  So, it has had me out of commission for the past week or so.  I am feeling some better today, although my back is giving me a little trouble. 

Doug and his boss had a special time of prayer for me today at work.  I didn't know anything about it, but suddenly I knew I was feeling better.  I texted Doug to tell him, and he shared that he and the boss prayed for me today.  How's that for a fast answer?  I was so relieved and thankful and overwhelmed.

We have been having these fantastic electrical thunderstorms quite often lately.  I really love them.  We always turn off the computers and the air conditioner, and just enjoy the show.  It's even better when I am near my bedroom window which opens onto the front porch.  It has an aluminum room, and the rain just sounds phenomenal out there. 

Our church is having a special time of giving this summer.  You know, the dip in the economy doesn't affect the Lord, but it does sometimes affect his children and their charitable giving.  Some folks have lost their jobs, others have had increased living expenses, and some are just too fearful to continue giving during an economic downturn.

Whatever the reason, giving has been somewhat diminished this summer, just like it was last summer.  God showed off for us during last summer's special offering, bringing in far more that our goal.  We are praying that our church members will be sensitive to the Lord's leading again this summer, so that the needs can be met.

With that in mind, I'll tell you what I did – only by way of sharing with you how good the Lord is to me.  We really don't have anything extra to give.  We do well to pay our bills each month.  So I asked the Lord if He would sell some jewelry for me this week.  And guess what!  He did!!!  One of my sweet, repeat customers made a purchase yesterday!!!

So, now, I can give a little something extra, too.  Isn't God good? 

He gives to me so that I can give back to Him!!!  

(I'm asking Him to bless my customer, too, and to meet her needs – whether financial, spiritual or physical.  And because I know her personally, I can pray specifically.)

I'm singing with my brother at church tonight, so I guess I'd better start getting myself together.  It seems like it takes a little longer these days to "get ready"!  I don't know whether to blame that on old age, or diminished eye sight!!!  Either way, I've got work to do, friends! 🙂

Blessings to you,

Alesha

2 Replies to “A Little Post on a Rainy Afternoon”

  1. You bring tears to my eyes! The LORD IS in control… I see it so clearly in your post. Thank you dear friend!!

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  2. Yes! God has answered prayer here in many ways!!! Praise HIM!
    May many be touched by your beautiful voice and spirit tonight !

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