Monday, July 20, 2009

Sense of Humour?

I am convinced God has a sense of humour, but I am not sure if today is evidence of it or not. Having posted about Interruptions yesterday, I'm thinking it just may be!

A few weeks ago the fridge started falling apart. Last night the freezer started falling apart and, just after I discovered that, my very necessary glasses broke. They are (temporarily I am sure) super-glued and I am at least able to use them. I worked hard last night at maintaining an attitude of thankfulness, but today pushed me to the brink when...

the washer FULL of VERY sudsy towels QUIT!

Okay, to say it quit may be actually has a faint grinding sound that indicates it still has a little bit of some kind of life left in it, but for all intents and purposes it is useless.

So, I am happy to report, I just spent 1 1/2 hours rinsing and re-rinsing and wringing out a washer full of towels. I must say I am so thankful that Third Day was available to serenade me and I have the assurance that I just completed a killer forearm workout! I would have had one of the kids take a picture of me perched on a stool in the middle of the spa tub, but I wasn't exactly sure how to determine what my best angle would have been at that point!

I have prayed for many of you while I worked and I now have a renewed, very keen, sense of appreciation for my "servant girls". While they are obviously under the weather, I am praying they make a speedy recovery...hopefully right after the appliance guy leaves this afternoon.

Now, if only the appliance company had an on-site optometrist, I could knock out all my troubles in one fell swoop! Guess I'll have to make a treck to Wal-Mart for that one, though.

1 Thes. 5:18 (MsgB)
Thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.


  1. Just last night I was praising God for all the things that are good--healthy kids, tasty corn on the cob we had with supper, electric bill is paid etc...and trying to ignore the fact that our air conditioner in the living room makes a horrendous sound, our washing machine died and the dishwasher is not rinsing. LOL

    Your post here is a comfort!

  2. Oh my goodness .. what a day, Barb! Hope your servant girls are on the mend very soon!

  3. Barb,
    Seems like God is teaching a lot of us about being thankful even when we don't feel like it. lol

    I've not had an a/c at work in nearly a month. Most days the temps soar over 100 and I'm stuck up on the 3rd floor of a dilapidated courthouse. I climb the stairs (b/c the elevator doesn't work) up to my hot, sticky office ... and I'm learning how to praise God every step of the way and all the day while I sit as still as possible trying to will myself not to sweat away.

    Hopefully, when the a/c is finally repaired, I'll be a better and more thankful person because of it. Praying the same for you in your trials! Love you!

  4. There are undoubtedly many of us who can relate. Last month was one of the most expensive we've had around here in years. My hubby hit a deer with one vehicle $1K gone) and the transmission died in the other ($4K gone) all within one week's time. Then, my washing machine broke ($1K gone); the load of clothes didn't stop filling, so it also flooded the utility room. A week after the new washer was installed, my dryer stopped working. That, thank goodness, was something they were able to repair, and we were laughing at the fact that we were thankful (we had to at that point!) to only spend $100 vs. 10x that amount as the trend seems to have been around here. :)

    Blessings to you and your recently toned forearms. :)


  5. Thanks for encouraging and commiserating, girls! Sorry for your troubles, too! XOXO

  6. Ugh. Interruptions, indeed. Hard to maintain a heavenly spirit when earthly inconveniences keep you tethered to this mess! Yes, we've all been there, done that, lived to mop up after it, but doesn't make it any easier when anyone else goes through it!

    Came over from a She Speaks blogging page. Hope to meet you there!