Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Christmas Do

So, what is the first thing that 50% of the population say when they find they are attending a social event? "What am I going to wear?"..because last year's posh frock will not do.

Only one week until my work's Christmas do which is going to be quite a lavish affair. Better find my fairy Godmother so Cinderella can go to the ball!

Winter Bugs And What They Can Teach Us

Been hit by one thing after another it seems this winter and it's really getting to me. Not very glamorous at all especially the bed head after all the fitful temperature ridden sleep.

What does God have to teach us through times of being poorly? Some Miss Anna thoughts here...

  • that we are dependent on him for everything. we can become so complacent and think we can pretty well manage on our own but when we are poorly it teaches us to be reliant on him and seek his strength and provision.
  • that the main things really are the main things. the gospel really begins and ends with Jesus and he is the beginning and the end. the bottom line is that my life is hidden in him and nothing else matters even the really hard things. our souls are anchored in a rock that cannot be shaken, today, tomorrow and forever.
  • how important good use of time is. when we're not able to carry out our normal tasks and responsibilities gives us a chance to reflect on how we are spending our time and what we think our priorities should be. people whose energy levels are limited by chronic illness have to be particularly wise in this area.
  • our sanctification. or rubbing off our corners. for myself I am very impatient and feel the Lord is teaching me patience through these difficulties. ultimately though God is changing us to be more Christ like through the things he brings into our lives, carefully measured according to our different personalities.