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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Forgiveness

Have you ever noticed that there are seasons in life when each of us are in more need than usual of having to forgive others?

I am in one of those seasons right now, and I am *feeling* hard-hearted - darned hard-hearted! Shame on me, whom God has forgiven so much!

Please pray for me that God will grant me an abundance of grace to forgive from my heart everyone whom I need to forgive, especially those He is dealing with me about at this present time.

I realize that forgiving others is not a "one time only" thing. Some of these dear folks, I've had to make repeated acts of my will to forgive over the years, but every now and then the struggle is harder to put up against residual bitterness and resentment. This current season is an important hurdle for me to get over (by the grace of God) at this stage of my spiritual journey. I am finding it hard.

Thank you for even a brief prayer.

Thankful

Tonight, I am thankful that God is not irritable even when I am irritable and the people around me are irritable.

I am thankful that God is kind all of the time, and that His kindness is not limited by things like a poor night of sleep, migraine headaches, PMS (!!!), the weather, or any of the things that make me more prone to being unkind.

I am thankful that God loves me and you all of the time – not just if, when, or because we are doing “good” things or having a good day.

But especially, I am thankful that God does not have PMS. Because if He did, He would wipe out the entire universe in one fell swoop like I feel like doing this week. :) ::tongue in cheek::

I'm Just Nuts About Nutmeg!

Every once in awhile, I am stricken with a new food fetish. Right now, it is NUTMEG. I've been deeply devoted to this humble spice all of my life due to a profound enjoyment of Eggnog. However, my devotion has taken on new passion since my dad started buying nutmeg from the bulk spice section of our local Pick 'n Save. Mind, this is not just ANY nutmeg. This stuff is the Superlative Best Ever Nutmeg.

While I have to watch out for the Eggnog Weight Gaining Devils, I did just snack on a bowl of creamy Edy's premium Vanilla Bean ice cream TOPPED WITH NUTMEG. It was delightful. :: burp::

Now off with me to Google a Nutmeg Cookie recipe or two, or to make up my own.

Happy Tuesday.