Weekend highlights: Stonehorse Friday date night with my favorite person in the whole world and the French onion soup that literally changed my life, a daytrip to see my brother-in-law's play, playing "Mary" from church today, a great time with my girls from SoCoChicks (including a dance party with some of my favorite little girls Emercyn & Kennedy afterward), and getting to see the last blooms on my favorite tree during my Sunday afternoon jog!
When I say we played "Mary" from church, I mean hooky. After getting in from OKC at 1 a.m. I slept through my alarm and we decided a little more sleep would do us well. Some of you might know that I am a worship leader at my church, and pretty much every week we are at church early Sunday to practice and spend time with some of our favorite people.
At my Bible Study tonight, someone happened to bring up this passage:
39 She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word. 40 But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me.” 41 But the Lord answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; 42 but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”
Between a busy season at work, selling and buying a house, pretty much doubling my workout schedule, and all of the other day-to-day things that come up, I have felt like a Martha a lot lately. We both felt like our accidentally sleep-in and playing "Mary" after a hectic Saturday would do us well this week. So we enjoyed sleeping in until about 10:30, eating homemade waffles with flax, and then running some leisurely errands around town. The extra sleep not only energized me, but I promise the little break also rejuvenated some areas of my attitude that needed a tune-up.
So here I sit in limbo between two weeks, awake late Sunday night (because of my extra sleep, no doubt!) at the time of week when my thoughts are most abundant. I will tell you one thing. I feel full and hopeful about this week!