A few weeks ago our hot water heater let go and my husband and I were tasked with draining it before the rest of its holdings leaked onto our floor. With a short hose and buckets we emptied it.
Last evening my neighbor called around 9:30; asking if we had a wet vac. Her hot water tank was leaking. Of course she could borrow it. And while she vacuumed up the water I started to empty her tank with our short hose and buckets.
I am thankful and grateful and humbled to be able to help. God is good all the time. All the time God is good.
I found this plant in the trash at our church. It looked better at the time... I brought it home and repotted it. Hoping there was enough spark in its xylem and phloem to bring out new growth.
I'm not saying it will be easy for this little guy. But the tiny buds slowly emerging at its leaf scars are hope. That in a warm sunny window, in a quiet bedroom next to a rosemary this guy can have his second chance.
I'm going to share. Since August I have belonged to Weight Watchers. Why? Because I had noticed an unhealthy weight trend for the previous two years. I needed to regain control over my eating and weight. And my favorite clothes did not fit anymore... I wasn't in danger of weight related health issues such as diabetes and heart disease but the writing was on the wall. Twenty pounds gained in two years - 40 in 4.
Act now. December 21 I was made a Lifetime member. Since then I've been figuring maintenance. This morning, the morning of Weigh In Wednesday, I woke up thinking I may have, for now, figured out my nutrition puzzle.
Normally or should I say before Friday I would wear my hat that clearly shows I'm a Catholic and not take notice. I'm Catholic. It's true. Not a great Catholic but given life's ins and outs, I do try.
But now that President Trump has put a ban on Muslims entering our country I'm not so happy to be
labeled. Actually I'm quite sad and rather disgusted.
What are the numbers?
How many Muslims are seeking refuge versus how many are terrorists? How many hate crimes are committed by those who are of a Christian persuasion? How many school and postal shootings? How many church shootings? Women's health clinic shootings? How many Christians and Jewish people are seeking refuge?
I want a hat that labels me as human, compassionate, empathetic, loving, nonjudgmental.
The boss is on vacation. I'm in charge in an office where customers call in and ask to speak with one of the boys. Five days at the helm. I run a different ship. God give me the wisdom to keep her from running aground.