Good Monday evening to you! We're watching the Braves beat up on the Mets tonight which is a nice change after the recent nail biters. There are just a little over 30 games left in the regular season and then the playoffs begin. Pennant fever is heating up even as football season is beginning. Now for the weather to cooperate and actually feel more like fall.
If you're a regular reader, then obviously you noticed yet another change to the look of the blog. I really don't know much about design, templates, etc. but when I have time, I like to see if I can find something I like. Sorry if you're not a fan of green. I'm not sure I am either, but for now we just have to put up with it until I have another chunk of time or a patient daughter who will help me.
I had a mini revelation a couple of weeks ago when I made an unplanned trip to Orlando. To better explain it, I have to share some background.
I already had a trip on the calendar in a couple of weeks to specifically go with the girls to the parks. There's a brief window of time between everybody going back to school and fall activities gearing up where the lines are basically non-existent. But when a friend needed to meet her daughter down there a couple of weeks ago and didn't need to take an extra car, I offered to drive us down and use the time to spend a couple of days with Tiffany. Since the trip was unexpected, she was working and didn't have a lot of time off. I had my GPS and was fine going places by myself and just learning more about the area where they work and live.
One afternoon, I was driving back to their apartment and was thinking how random it was that I was actually in Florida. And then it hit me - when I had the chance to spend some time with my daughter, I rearranged my calendar without thinking a lot about it and just went. My motivation was simply to be with her in her world, even if it was only for a couple of days. And like a gentle brush across my spirit I heard, "I wait just as expectantly for you to take time to be with me."
The difference is that God is always there and doesn't have to drive seven hours to be with me. Yet, how often do I take that for granted and fill my time with other things knowing that He'll be there when/if I get around to it?
My parent heart responded two weeks ago. Will I respond to my Heavenly Father waiting for me? It gave me something to think about.