Friday, September 25, 2015

Doubt

    Oh, Kate, you picked a loaded word prompt today. I doubt that I really want to think about it.
I doubt myself, a lot. I doubt that we can stay financially solvent here in our beloved country. I doubt that life will get easier. I doubt my grandchildren will see a higher standard of living.
    Today I doubt my organization and housecleaning is serving my family very well. My husband reported that upon opening this cupboard a tea tin was lodged into mid air and exploded on the floor. So at 4:30am he was sweeping little peppermint leaves together. Bless his heart, he didn't tell me until later. He didn't judge me but suggested that pushing items into spaces that are too small isn't a good idea. I love him, and very rarely doubt him.


   I must confess that at times I even doubt that God can save a wretch like me. 

But, nevertheless, I can and will go on. I think I should clean out this cupboard.


I write on Fridays with a large group who inspire me. Only five minutes and without much thought to perfection. I write, prompted by one word that sends my thoughts to the keyboard and hopefully make sense.



I will be writing 31 days in October and my topics will be things I'm learning from the book Rising Strong by Brené Brown. Making this statement is starting the butterflies in my brain. 




11 comments:

  1. It was a loaded word for me too! I'm parked over in the #11 spot this week.

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    1. Thank-you Tara. I'm coming right over.

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  2. Oh Gabriele, we all have days like these. Doubt cripples and tries to break us but we have to hold on firm. I've had many a 'cupboard' moment and we'll both have many more, I'm sure. Thinking of you....you know if you tackle your cupboard, you *will* feel slightly better because it'll give you time to think... ;) [It always works for me...!]...[It made me so, so very sad to hear you calling yourself a wretch....] Helen xx P.S. He sent me Matthew 6: 25-34 when I was in the midst of my financial desperation...I feel I have to 'pass it on' in the hope it sends you some peace tonight...]

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    1. I will tackle that cupboard and I want you to know my "wretch" comment was merely in jest. I mean I feel like that sometimes but not debilitatingly. Thank- you for your uplift, always.

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  3. I have a cupboard like that too- you remind me that I really should do something about it! I also identify with those days when doubt just seems to creep in to everything but, as you say, we just have to keep going- and keep holding on to God. I'm so glad he's faithful and that we can trust him, however we feel.

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  4. We can trust him and I'm so grateful. Thanks Carly.

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  5. I've had a few of these moments of doubt myself. I have an entire room that is just like your cupboard. I'll organize your cupboard if you want to do my craft room. ;-)

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    1. This is Judy from judyrules, now known as My Life His Rules

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  6. I've had a few of these moments of doubt myself. I have an entire room that is just like your cupboard. I'll organize your cupboard if you want to do my craft room. ;-)

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  7. Yep, I have an ongoing issue with keeping ANYthing organized these days. But, God's grace is wonderful and He gives us a fresh start each day. Thanks for sharing!

    Blessings,
    Selena

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