Saturday, October 8, 2011

1st World Problems

I was going to complain today.
About how I dropped a ceramic bowl of oatmeal on our tile floor and it spilled everywhere and shattered the bowl. About how Brennan cried all morning for his "Daddy". About how he still won't poop in the potty. About how he pooped today in his playroom and then proceeded to wipe it on the wall. About how I don't feel good today. About how I don't want to single parent for another week. About how my stye seems to be getting worse again.

But then I read from one of my favorite blogs (here) and got a little perspective on my "problems". I love a good dose of perspective.

Trying to meditate on Psalm 16,


Psalm 16:
Keep me safe, my God,
for in you I take refuge.
2 I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord;

apart from you I have no good thing.”
3 I say of the holy people who are in the land,
“They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.”
4 Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more.
I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods
or take up their names on my lips.

5 LORD, you alone are my portion and my cup;
you make my lot secure.
6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
surely I have a delightful inheritance.
7 I will praise the LORD, who counsels me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
8 I keep my eyes always on the LORD.
With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will rest secure,
10 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,
nor will you let your faithful[b] one see decay.
11 You make known to me the path of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing that link, Chaeli! I just looked through that blog a little - wow.

I hope things are easier for you today- hooray for fresh starts! I memorized Psalm 16 in the spring as we did the Beth Moore Inheritance study. Have you done that one or was this just a coincidence?

Love you!!

Chaeli said...

I totally did her inheritance study last spring, too! How did we not know we were doing it at the same time!?

Meaghan said...

Chaeli - great reminder for us all! And a reminder that serving God in "ordinary" life still calls for quite a lot of faith and trust, and provides plenty of opportunities to live it out. love you sis!

Jamie Bretveld said...

You're right, perspective is a good thing. Sometimes it's so hard to deal with little ones and their issues. Even harder when you're doing it alone.

I know you're a book reader and was wondering if you've gotten a chance to check out "Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches". Soooo good. Especially if you're looking for perspective and especially since #2 is on the way.

Hope your time without Jon goes by quickly.

Chaeli said...

I love to read and am always looking for good recommendations- thank you!! I'll look that up right away!