Saturday, February 24, 2007

It's Snowing

If you live in this area (Omaha, NE), then the title of this blog is an obvious statement. We've been waiting for the storm for several days and it has finally arrived. My sister, Carol tried to take our niece, Ari, back to her home in Firth, NE today and ended up spinning out on the interstate and stuck in a median (ditch). She was pretty shook up when I talked to her. She was thankful for a hole that she hit in the median. It slowed her down so that she didn't end up on the other side of the interstate in oncoming traffic. A state trooper stopped and gave them a ride to a convenient mart. She called my brother who came up through Lincoln to get them. At least that crisis was averted. Thank you, Lord!

I guess I'm at the point of hoping for a really large snow to hit so that I can have a good reason to sleep in tomorrow morning and skip church. (bad Diane)

Monday morning, Max and I head to Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs. We have to be there at 5 am so that he can be ready for his ankle replacement surgery at 7:30. I love my husband, but when I asked how long the surgery was going to take or how long they would keep him in the hospital, he had no answers. He didn't bother to ask. What a goofball. But, I guess if he doesn't worry about that information, I don't need to either. In the long run, it's not that important and I will discover that information when I need to know it.

I'm looking forward to tomorrow. I have no commitments after church and I hope to spend some time working towards the completion of the Revelation Study. I really only have 2 weeks left (10 lessons and 3 weekly talks). Once it is complete, I'm looking forward to starting something else. I love doing this stuff! I love the way that it takes me into the scriptures. I've learned some incredible truths these last 6 months.

I've been enjoying my study in the Psalms. I'm not moving very quickly, but it is quite joyous! The practice of Lectio Divina (Divine Reading) makes studying scripture quite powerful. Time spent in silence before God, reading a passage, hearing a specific word or phrase and responding to that word or phrase. Then, silence again - just resting in God.

Wednesday noon I was invited to a lunch where I could bond with several staff members and hear stories from Nicole's trip to Belize. I just couldn't face one more onslaught of information. I was also exhausted. I shut the door to my office and opened my Bible. For 35 minutes I was quiet. No noise, just me, the Bible (Psalm 5) and God. By the time I opened my door again, I felt rested. God knows my needs. He knows what I am facing in the busyness of my world. And God provides for me. It's so amazing for me to recognize His provisions in my life.

1 comment:

Jacqniel said...

I will say a prayer for Max to have a successful ankel replacement and for you to have patience and peace while you wait for his operation to be over.
Good for you for listening to God and doing what is right for your wellbeing. A good lesson for us all!