Tuesday, June 23, 2009


They were forbidden by the Holy Spirit to preach the Word in Asia. --Acts 16:6
Do you think they were frustrated?

This past year I have two books in my car to read when I have a waiting moment. A biography on Dietrich Bonhoeffer was the first and the second book was A Slow and Certain Light Elisabeth Elliot.

Out of all the Elisabeth Elliot books I have read, this one may be the best. I started reading it again but then got sidetracked by the Inkheart books. However...one of the themes of God's guidance seemed relevant tonight as I felt frustrated.

It seems a lot of my plans lately have been frustrated or have not gone as I planed. .....
Not that I'm some great planner or rely heavily on my plans but if I get around to making a plan it is a little frustrating to have it fall apart.

My last post about my summer routine....fell to pieces. Stewart got bored going to the Y and swimming while John-Thomas was in Piano camp

I tried to make plans for us to see a free summer movie today with friends but they fell apart and my exercise plans for tomorrow are crumbling in light of scheduling piano camp and piano lessons for the kids.

Elise was supposed to start K12 next year and do public virtual school like the rest of the family but I got a call yesterday saying the crazy Florida Legislature changed the rules in May and she is no longer eligible. What do I do now. But John-Thomas is now #3 on the waiting list to get into Landon.
Even though I am frustrated that there is no consistency to my life in the least, I know God is in control and is directing our steps.
We still got to see the O'Donells on Saturday even though our plans went helter skelter. There's something to be very thankful about.
Tomorrow I'll post something else I'm frustrated about...that has been gnawing at me for a week and a half. Can't wait can you?


CroppinRobin said...

frustration...i'm in agreement, however, i'm easily frustrated. it was wonderful seeing you all this weekend. michael is still talking about your salad. he wants me to make some to keep in the fridge all the time.

sister sheri said...

Summer drives me crazy! I love it and I hate it... Love sleeping in, but miss my routine!

I'll have to look into that Elisabeth Elliot book.