it's after 10 am and i am still in my pjs, coffee in hand.
dishes from pancakes and eggs are in the sink. they'll likely stay there until after lunch.
and that is ok.
yesterday was our sixth wedding anniversary!
i had a blog post sketched out in my head that never made it here.
really nothing went "right" yesterday.
at first, i was extremely discouraged.
then i made some blueberry crisp.
it was heavenly.
the really game changer came when i picked up my streams in the desert devotional.
i've got a couple other things i'm doing right now for devotions, so i only read this once a week or so.
anyway. the reading was excellent, but what i found in the back was just so timely.
one of my favorite hymns was written out on the back cover.
i bought that devotional shortly after becoming a christian, so it was over ten years ago.
i posted the hymn here today. take a look. and let that truth sink in.
it'll fuel your day with the peace of christ if you make that your prayer!
also, there's a fine chance that we'll make up our anniversary date today. hooray!
i know i mentioned before that we live downtown.
this makes for at least a few interesting nights, especially when the weather is so beautiful.
last week, just after putting elijah to bed, i came out of his room and saw this:
what you see here is a real live man. early twenties, and fast asleep on my stoop.
at first, my intention was to fling the door open and scare him a little.
then i decided it a better plan to wait on my husband to get home from work.
he seemed harmless enough, but i'd sure hate to find out he was on some crazy drugs or something and reacted poorly to my fun scaring game. so i waited. and took another photo.
i could tell that he was breathing, so any thoughts i had of him being not ok were at ease.
patrick came home, saw the guy on the stoop and called the police.
the police arrived, the guy was starting to shake, like he was cold or something.
then, he shot up, and made his way down our steps. the police stopped him, and began asking questions.
and i of course eavesdropped the entire time. i mean, he was on my property, i could hear everything, so yeah.
it was determined that the guy was inebriated and also "on benadryl".
paramedics came and checked his blood sugar and a few other things.
he didn't know what day it was, and slurred his name when he spoke.
it was a funny little encounter. it wasn't foreign to me though.
several years ago, before i read streams in the desert and wrote down hymns.
i was much like that guy passed out on my steps.
often slurring my own name, not knowing where i was, passing out.
seeing him last week reminded me of the obscenely dangerous, hopeless and wrecked life i once lived.
i was reminded of the power of the cross, and the new heart that the lord has given me.
it wasn't my "badness" that kept me from freedom in christ. it was my goodness that wasn't good enough.
i'm so grateful for grace and forgiveness!
we've had some gorgeous nights lately!
in the summer, it stays light until way late here, which i love!!
elijah gets lots of extra playtime outside.
he found a little shovel in the sandbox. we don't think to buy sand toys since we don't have a yard or live by the beach anymore. he loved that little shovel! obviously, it's on my shopping list to get that boy a shovel.
yesterday i had some time to create. it's been wonderful for my heart to make things, you know?
and look how fun, all that color!
you'll see a few new things in the shop, i'm editing photos for new styles right now :)
what have you been up to?
how are you today?