So we started our new Bible study at church last Wednesday, it's 'Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed, a Study of David.' It's not a Beth Moore study! It's three different women (including BM, of course) and the first session was by this lady, Priscilla Shirer. Ya'll, when she first came on the screen, I wanted to leave! I just felt so guilty, like I was betraying Beth Moore for like this new woman so much! Isn't that the craziest thing you've ever heard? Like, Beth Moore could care less! Sheesh.
Anyway, then I get home and start the homework. And between Warren needing to be held TWENTY FOUR SEVEN (actually, it's not quite that bad, he sleeps great at night, he just has to be held all day) and the big kids needing to be snuggled in the evenings, it was hard to find time. And I kept thinking, it's not even that good, why bother.
There is not a doubt in my mind that this was my enemy, trying to get me to quit! I mean, these lessons? Could not be more relevant to me personally if my own mother had written this book!!! Seriously! And for those of you who don't believe that the devil would take the time to try and get me distracted, you're in for a sad surprise one day. Ever heard that line, 'the devil's greatest trick is convincing the world he doesn't exist?' You guys need to get yourselves to a Beth Moore study, she'll show you!
So I spent a good chunk of yesterday afternoon praying for help to get rid of these distractions, then I dove in to the study. I swear to you, Mrs. Shirer wrote this for me, I don't' know how she heard about me (actually, I do) but she did, and she decided, hey, I'll write her a few lesson. Ya'll need some examples?
Week One, Day Two: the day the devil tried to get me to quit! 'Centered on God' is the name of the lesson, and it's all about how you've got to make God a part of the mundane details of your life. What examples does she give, you ask? Well I'll tell you. She talks about how hard of a time she has with her small children, trying to find time to devote to 'quiet time' with God!!! Doesn't that just give you goosebumps?!?! She suggests reading 'The Practice of the Presence of God' and then so goes on to give seven examples from other mothers of little kids to incorporate a God-consciousness into the regular rhythms of the day!! I'm looking at my book right now, and I wrote myself a note in the margins, covered with asterisks to get my attention in the future. I wrote 'Did she write this specifically, knowing that I would be reading it?' Ya'll. Yes. She did! I know she did!
Man. I really do have goosebumps. On a lighter note, talking about the future up there made me think of that episode of the Office, have you seen it, where Jim sends Dwight a fax from "Future Dwight" that says 'do not drink the coffee." I love that show!
And on another not so light note, we went to see the Thomas show last night, which was WAY WAY too long, and so Scott was playing in the aisle, which is made of concrete stairs, and he fell. I mean, he FELL. Made me feel like a fantastic mother, letting my son fall down concrete steps while I sat right next to him. He busted up his face, I almost screamed when I got him to the top to look at it because there was so much blood! But, facial wounds bleed a lot because the face has so much vasculature (don't I sound smart?) so I got some ice from the coke guy and we went home. It looks awful! I was going to post a pic, but I'm afraid someone would call DCF. The whole right side of his face is black and blue, and he's going to have a half inch scar, right under his eye. Thank God he didn't poke his eye out! I almost made Nick go get our neighbor to come over and look at him, they're both doctors. I just kept thinking of Natasha Richardson! But he survived the night, and he's just as 'energetic' as ever. Lucky me!