Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Head. Feels. Stuffed.

The average human head weighs eight pounds. At least that’s what the kid said on Jerry Maguire.

Right now mine weighs about 37 pounds.

I feel like a bobble-head version of myself.

There are other descriptors that I might use, but honestly, they’d put you off your lunch. And who wants to hear another whine about “I’ve got a cold in Seattle?” A better question is, “Who DOESN’T have a cold in Seattle?” I thought that was one of the selling points of the Northwest. Constant nose drippage and Dayquil on tap.

So it may surprise you, (it certainly surprises me) that I’m choosing joy today.
As in, “This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” I’m taking a few moments this morning and rejoicing over all the wonderful things that I can identify as a blessing. I love my wife, I love my family, I love my church, and I love my life. All these are gifts graciously given from the hand of a Loving Father.

I don’t know where you are today, nor what you’re struggling with.
But Jesus does. And He loves you.

And if you spend a few minutes to look, you’ll find that the evidence of His love is all around you. This is another one of His gifts, this day.
Let’s be glad in it together.


Lisa said...

i love it.

you have a gift for turning EVERYTHING into a positive.

turn it to god.

Jodie Howerton said...

Feel better, love. And, if you can help it, don't breathe on me too much. :)

Eve said...

First of all I hope you are feeling better.

Second, because you shared your grandma's story with us on Sunday, when I called my 95 year old grandma this week I found out that she could really use a book light. Instead of waiting I drove right to Target and bought her one along with a card to tell her how special she is to me. Tomorrow morning after I drop Adelle off at school I'm driving straight to the post office. Thanks for the wonderful reminder Mike.

Amanda Marie said...

I just got over a strep/laryngitis run... yep.

this round hit particularly hard in the northwest i believe. people who never get sick were out for weeks...

feel better mike! i have trouble swallowing dayquil... however, i LOVE me some nyquil. haha. i mostly use the pillows and blankets on my bed for relief though.

Reformed Anon. Girl in Pain said...

hopefully you feel better!!
I am so glad you are choosing joy! it's very important!
I just stumbled upon your blog and pulled myself up a chair, hope you don't mind.
on days where my head is cluttered with a cold or health issues I like to read this verse I'd love to share with you.
"3 More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us." Romans 5:3-6 ESV

Soli Deo Gloria!
REformed girl