Thursday, February 26, 2009

quick thoughts

Well the computer is still working, but I never got back on here yesterday. The kids are at PE for the next hour and I have about a dozen things that I wanted to get done during that time (laundry, vacuuming, wii fit, lunch, etc...) then we have a birthday party to got to, and I need to go pick up Jake's baseball pants and belt that are in at the store, and it is opening night for Beauty and the Beast tonight. I'm still very disappointed about the break from theatre that seems to be inevitable. Mike had blood work this morning because he is feeling really really tired and wants to rule out anything bad. I didn't even get a full week to be happy about his pancreas looking good before having something else to be concerned about. I also have a few more loved ones going through medical issues right now, and I'm just about at my breaking point worry-wise. I'd really love to give up worrying for lent, but I'm having a very hard time with that. Any suggestions? Medical issues are always my main concern (if you know us you know it is for obvioous reasons), but I come from a long line of worriers, and the state of the economy isn't helping anyone right now either. Well now that I've poured out some of my worries, I'm going to try to get a TON done in the next 40 minutes, and maybe when I make it back on here I'll have something a little more cheerful to say.


crispy said...

As for the worry...that is a great thing to give up for lent. Go for it. It would be good for the soul.

I am rereading the purpose driven life for lent (aloud to the girls) and it is good for truth to cling to and not worry. I thought it would be a good thing for lent since it is 40 days. Might consider that to help with the worry.

Leisa said...

Julie although I have been silent on your blog I have been keeping up, and thinking about you this last week. I also would encourage just taking care of yourself. You have a busyy schedule and have had several family deaths, traveling and the episode with Mike all in the last year. Sometimes it can just add up til you feel you can't catch your breath. Maybe a small break in theatre, although unwanted, may offer a litle respite. I will continue to pray for peace. I just wanted to let you know that I can sympathize. I have felt the weight of worry this last year, and have had to literally just stop and give it all up to God. I couldn't make my aunt better, or years before make Mike live, but I could only pray for peace and acceptance of our situation during that time.

Here is a verse I heard in church on Sunday, the sermon was on worry ;) I guess we are all feeling the uncertainty in todays world. Your family is amazing and I know that you treasure them. We are looking forward to seeing all of you at Beauty this weekend.

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Phillipians 4:6

Melissa said...

Great verse that Leisa posted. Sometimes I just have to say that one over and over. Glad you had a great birthday!

DebiH. said...

Oh, I so much know what you mean. If I could somehow "give up" worrying, I would. Leisa is right..really it just has to be given to God. Sometimes we worry because it seems like there is surely SOMETHING that we could be doing to make the situation better but really it is the doing nothing, praying, and surrendering it to God that brings peace. I can only say that I have had that experience a few times in my life. When I finally accepted that there was nothing else I could do and only God could deal with it. I'm stubborn that way...worry is a hard thing to give up. Lent really is a perfect season to give up worrying, I'll pray that you are able to have a peace about your concerns. Hugs.

Julie said...

Thank you guys for your kind words and're the best!

Steph said...

Hey Julie!

Seems that worry seems to be the name of the game these days, Us too!!!...we are thinking of you as well! After worry nearly killed Jeff and I these past few months and yet still, my pastor talked about if we trust God, truly trust, then we have to walk out the natural (do what we can do) and then trust God to do the rest; the miraculous! This helped in realizing that we can only do what is humanly possible...the rest is up to God. And since His plan is to prosper us not to harm us, then no matter WHAT happens, I can trust it is God's Best for us.

Miss you! Sorry about the theater..I have been trying to come up with anything I could!

Smith Schoolhouse said...

wish I had some good advice but these ladies have covered everything i would have said.

Here is another good scripture:

Matthew 6:34 "So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today's trouble is enough for today." (NLT)