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Lincoln was so proud & excited to wear his Guatemala shirt to church this morning. He has talked about ‘baby Bekah’ all day.
The whole way into church he was naming off all the people he wanted to show it to. Uncle Ben, Uncle Josiah, Uncle Cal, Uncle Sim, Uncle Matthew & Uncle Bob made the top of the list among others…
Lincoln has been rather obstinate against the nursery and so has been in the sanctuary with us for the past three weeks. But it was good to see his Uncle Cal interact with him during the service today. He’ll be a great father if that’s what the Lord has in store for him. Regardless, he’s a good uncle.
That’s all for today, Sunday.
We’re at home tonight, Lincoln has been in bed for over an hour. I’m sitting at the desk, working on the computer and Christina is on the couch, reading.
From across the room she say’s, ”You know what I hate most about being pregnant?”
“No,” I say honestly, because she has never once started a sentence like this before and I’m startled. My ears perk up.
“Not being able to move like I normally do.”
“Huh, well I can understand that,” I say deceptively, because I have no idea but can imagine I would hate that aspect more than anything, too.
So, that’s it. I go back to work and she goes back to reading. I am clueless to the changes her body will go through over the remaining months of her pregnancy. She is going to kill me when she reads this post though. She thinks I’m over here working…
It’s a pretty random complaint but it’s gonna be on my mind for a while I can already tell. I need to be more sympathetic to my wife’s discomfort. I need to realize more I cannot relate. That’s it. Back to work.
I’ve come to the conclusion that if on a regular basis you do not feel the overwhelming contrition that you are weak, God is great, and even the most common aspects of his beautiful creation are more than enough to kill you: You need to get out more.
We all do. It does a great deal to help place unseen things in perspective. For instance: In my daily modern routine of life, work and blessings I rarely am faced with the absolute reality of my own frailty, but given one half hour of basic exercise out in 15 degree weather, even prepared; I am aware of it completely. We should be able to agree that we, as human, are creatures of habitual comfort. You think not? You need to get out more. We are certainly missing a great deal of physical description of God’s attributes if we don’t.
So last week alone here are four things that gave me the above mentioned assurance;
3. Simple Exercise on Bicycle
4. Average but nonetheless Beautiful Country
I try to remind myself of this truth as often as I can. I encourage you to as well.
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.