mice in the pantry

I’ve been home for 2 days from my Saving Moses trip to South Sudan & we have a mouse in the pantry – probably more than one.  My husband and 2 sons spent the morning clearing everything out to see if they could figure out what the mouse has been eating & they found a few culprits:  peanuts, dried coconut & probably a few other items.  So they’ve resealed everything, put most of it in tupperware & have set out some traps so hopefully the mouse conundrum has been resolved because mice are a nuisance & can become dangerous.

Sometimes, I think that we let little things eat away at us on the inside – small fears, insecurities, negative memories, past failures, . . . . .   While these things can be annoying, if we’re not careful, they can become deadly if we don’t do some soul cleaning from time to time, to get rid of the riff raff.  So let’s take a few moments this day to do a quick inventory & see if there are some parasites & pests who have been gnawing on your soul & then do some prayer to give these things to Jesus & receive His peace and wholeness in exchange 🙂

life is very good!

I’m sitting, thinking & praying about what to share with you today with lots of different things running around in my brain.  But when I’m quiet, I find myself thinking about many of the good things that are in my life.  With this idea, I want to encourage you to take a minute to inventory the many good things & blessings in your life.  We can easily get trapped in the negative & needy quagmire but the best way to get out & stay out is to recount (take an inventory) of the goodness of God in our lives.

Here is some of the “goodness of God” inventory in my life (hopefully, this will help you to get your “goodness” list going with a few ideas):

  • deep conversation w a friend 2 days ago to explore some thoughts about friendships,
  • great conversation with one of my kids this morning to help them make wise choices,
  • got the kids to school on time,
  • decaf because I can get caffeine jitters easily,
  • Saving Moses progress in making strategic partnerships & for God’s provisions
  • good care for my dad
  • love that I don’t deserve nor have earned – patient husband
  • people to help me with my weak spots (fashion, makeup, organization, tech, . . . )
  • God’s grace to overcome failures

There are LOTS more, but this is a good start – what are some of the inventory on your “goodness of God” list????  Please reply because this can be super helpful for all of us!! 🙂