Yikes, it’s been a whole week since I’ve blogged. I mean, I’ve blogged a million times in my head since then… it just hasn’t found it’s way to the blogosphere. It’s been a busy week – medical procedures, choir concerts, HUGE birthday party, sick kid, leading worship, work, going to the theatre… I’m not complaining! I’ve just found myself too tired to follow through with getting the thoughts in my head onto the computer. Blah blah blah, right?
On top of all of that, I’ve had a tiny little newfound obsession with Netflix! I know, I know – we are SO five years ago. I just honestly haven’t felt the need for it until lately. But alas,we did the 1 month free trial and I am hooked. I blew through Downton Abbey Season 1 in less than a day! In fact, right at this moment I’m seriously jonesing for season 2. But that’s neither here nor there and has absolutely nothing to do with this post.
Tonight at church, I was sitting with my dear friend Jackie. We’ve been friends for a LONG time and she’s moving away from me and I’m sad… but I’m so proud of her and EXCITED for her! She’s off on a grand God-adventure in a week or so, and as much as I’d like for her to stay here and have God-adventures with us, I’d never dream of holding her back from the path God has laid out for her. She’s gonna ROCK IT. No doubt. But again, that’s not the crux of this post.
Like I said, there I sat beside Jackie, with her ipad in her lap. At the end of worship but before Aaron (my hubby) got into his sermon, Jackie was perusing through her twitter feed and randomly showing me funny tweets. Her, me, and giggles are a deadly combination.
At some point in Aaron’s sermon, I could tell he was most-likely moving towards an altar call… which meant I would be praying for people… which meant I needed to pop some gum in my mouth. It also meant I needed to get serious. Right.
I realize that I’m making this story WAY longer than it needs to be, but… I haven’t blogged in a week. So…
Anyway… I reached into my purse for grab my packet of gum and pulled out THIS:
Of course, I have no idea how it got there. And of course I muttered some sort of exclamation under my breath, which caused Jackie to look over, see the rock, and start giggling (silently, of course) all over again. Maybe you just had to be there…
2 things immediately went through my mind: 1) No wonder my purse has felt like I was carrying around a sack of rocks lately – I WAS!!!!! No really, it’s been unbelievably heavy and I couldn’t figure out why. And 2) To make matters worse, all I could think of was Matthew 7:9 where Jesus says:
“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone?
I guess I should just be glad it wasn’t a snake! (Read verse 10 😉 ) If you know my kids at all, you know this is not a far-fetched statement!
And that, my friends, is my contribution to “What He Said” Wednesday. They can’t all be homeruns! hahaha
Oh, and P.S. here’s what was in my gum container: