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My Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that’s where the action is. See things from His perspective.
Colossians 3:1-2, The Message

On Monday, my older son stayed home sick with a cold. That's the day the tree fell and poked five holes in our roof and crushed other outside equipment.

Reality check: A cold is minor. Landry is usually healthy with no chronic or serious illness. The roof got fixed in two hours on Wednesday for less than our insurance deductible.

On Tuesday, I found rust and mold in my washing machine.

Reality check: Yes, I will probably need a new washing machine. But I always hated that washing machine anyway. Sometimes I would look in and find some clothes didn't even get wet, thanks to the low water feature.

On Wednesday, I take oldest son to dentist to have two chipped teeth fixed. Later that day, I absent-mindedly took a hot dish out of the oven with my bare hand. I immediately dropped the dish and watched it shatter in a million pieces.

Reality check: The dentist fixed the teeth. They look perfectly normal again and chew just fine. As for the dish, so I lost it. It wasn't sentimental or anything. And I didn't suffer any lasting trauma to my hand.

On Thursday, my writing deadlines piled up because of chaos Monday through Wednesday.

Reality check: My husband let me catch up on deadlines on Sunday.

By Friday, I was starting to get a stuffy nose and scratchy throat.

Reality check: Nothing serious. I took Vitamin C and Zinc, and the symptoms seem to minimize.

So I decided that in the big scheme of things, the week really wasn't that bad. In 10 years, I probably won't remember any of it.

So what circumstances consume you today or this week? Chances are, they may just be distractions to get your eyes off Jesus.

Lord, help us see your perspective when circumstances cloud our view.


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