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Oct 15

Sweetest Day!

Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 in Uncategorized

My wife Amy’s birthday was this week.

I always hope Amy has a “sweetest day” on her birthday.  Amy is not materialistic but I like to give her birthday gifts.  I used to always guess wrong on presents.  This year I did okay: A dozen red roses; a thoughtful card and an acrostic poem; a new cell phone and a birthday dinner.

On her birthday evening Amy, Josh, and couple of Shannon’s friends and I watched Shannon play football.  It was fun!

Amy’s celebrated her birthday in different ways with different people all week.  More fun!

On the eve of Sweetest Day it would be natural to write about Amy, but with Amy’s favorite teacher — Beth Moore — in mind I decided to quote Beth and then talk about God.

The problem is when we decide to make somebody our comfort, they will let us down every single time.” — Beth Moore

This morning I woke up thinking about a distressing conversation yesterday.  While I adore Amy more than a few times I wished that she was more omnipresent so I could talk to her anytime.  I needed Amy’s comforting wisdom.  She was asleep.  I left her sleep.

Instead I prayed: “Please God help me…”

Nehemiah did too, “O Lord, God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps his covenant of unfailing love with those who love him and obey his commands, listen to my prayer!” 1

In my experience God is always here to talk to and sometimes if I listen attentively I think I know what God is saying back.  In those times I know that:

God has carried me when I had no strength.

God has listened and sat with me when I had nothing to say.

God has shown me a way out when I was blind.

God has taught me to listen when I was deaf.

God has given me direction when I was lost.

Amy is my sweetheart.  God is the sweetest!

 

1 – Nehemiah 1:5-6

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  1. Dear Scott…I am sending my daughter a link so she can start following your blog. I know you understand what high praise that is…love to you friend!

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