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Another mile

“Another hour deeper in the night
Another mile farther down the road
A man can drive as hard as he can drive
And never get as far as his heart was meant to go”

I’ve been listening to this song, “The River”, by Rich Mullins all week on the way to work and back. Tonight it seemed to sink deep in my soul and take up residence there. It’s as if my soul wrote those words. Sounds strange, I’m sure, but for some reason I can understand what it means that your heart doesn’t get as far as it was meant to go.

Tonight was one of those nights. It was my first venture out with a singles group. Strange. I never thought I would be in the “singles group” again, but here I am. Not feeling single, but the lack of a ring and a partner means I am. So there it is. I’m single.

I did have mixed emotions about going. Part of me was excited, because it was something new. An adventure of sorts and I do so love an adventure. I also love watching baseball live. I’m not sure what it is, but it seems to suit me. Maybe it’s because I loved playing softball so much and so I know the rules of the game, maybe it’s because I have such fond memories of my parents taking us to see the Astros when I was little. Whatever the reason, I was looking forward to getting out and doing something different.

As it turns out, I ended up sitting on the end of the row with a seat between me and the next lady. She had brought a close friend so they were busy chatting away. I have to admit that I kept thinking that I should have taken a friend and wondering why in the world I didn’t think of that. Oh well… maybe next time. The game was slow and disappointing, so after the 5th inning I left.

On the way home, I turned up the volume in the car and Rich and I sang our hearts out as we drove another mile farther down the road.

The road I’m on is unfamiliar and I’m sure it will take awhile to navigate it but at least I’m not alone. God was with me tonight and we had quite the conversation during the game and on the way home. He’s a great date… even though I was at a singles event :-)

House of God

There are days that I wake up in awe of my Savior and I see everything through His eyes.  Days like that bring all the joy that’s inside me out. All seems right and there is a peace that wraps around me throughout the day.

There are other days that I wake up aware of my situation, my surroundings, my circumstances and the day becomes a chore. Days like that drone on and everyone and everything bothers me. Yesterday was a day like that. Nothing goes quite right. My emotions take over and although I continue to have joy inside… it’s WAY deep.

Fortunately today is different. Watching the sunrise and singing at the top of my lungs Rich Mullins’ lyrics… “Every house must have it’s builder and I awoke in the house of God.” There’s something about that song that gets me every time. It draws me out of my self and puts my focus on the ONE who created everything I see.

This morning I spotted a grasshopper that had jumped on my truck window. I talked to him all the way home. Funny… don’t ever remember talking to a bug before, but oh well. “We” enjoyed the ride home and I was reminded, once again, of God’s creativity. He has handcrafted every bug, animal, plant, person, body of water, etc. His prints are all over. This morning I noticed them in a grasshopper and a sunrise.

So for August 12, 2010 my joy overflows. I feel loved and adored by my Love… the one who sent a grasshopper to remind me of Him. :-)