Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Casting Off This Flesh

I woke up this morning with a horrible head cold. My kids seem to sense I'm under the weather...because they become LOUDer than usual, and do things they wouldn't normally do. I walked into the living room shivering and sneezing, to see a catastrophic mess and it's not even 10:00am. I won't be teaching my preschool class...but I needed to come upstairs and get my devotional....while gathering my books I sat down to check my e-mail. While finishing that up, I decided to check the blog. Ohh I feel like death...and know I look as good as I feel. That made me shift my thoughts to the Serenity Prayer...and if you're unfamiliar with it...I'd like to share it with you...before I curl up in bed with my tissue and nyquil and a prayer my house is still standing when the day is done:

God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time,
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardship as a pathway to peace;
taking, as Jesus did,
this sinful world as it is,
not as I would have it;
trusting that You will make all things right
if I surrender to Your will;
so that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with You forever in the next.

I've prayed that prayer close to hundreds of times...and the last two lines still tear me up sometimes. No, it's not the head's the reminder that this is just flesh...and it will and does fail. This isn't my home. And that in itself is a reason to wake up everyday...head cold or not. Be restored loved ones!


  1. (((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))) hope you are feeling better. I hate those head colds. I had one for going on two weeks now. Not good.

  2. Thank you Kris!!! I'm much better!!! LOVE YA!!!