Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Works Together!

If you read yesteday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll know that the beginning of this week was rather heartbreaking.  But, the rest of Monday wasn't as hurtful as it had begun.

My slowcooker helped me make a tasty dinner.  I made beef stew!

No, I didn't eat it all by myself.  The fact is, I rarely cook just for myself, anymore.  But, when I do, I usually freeze some for instant replays.  Even so, I sometimes feel like I need a reason to cook. 

Knowing that my co-worker/friend Cwas hurting the same way I was, about missing our friend's viewing and buriel, I decided to treat him to a comforting meal.

So, I took C dinner, making sure there was enough for another meal for him; another instant replay!  Along with his meal, he enjoyed cheese buns.

As for me, I sat at the table with C, while he ate.  Well, sort of...

We had good conversation while he enjoyed his dinner, and while I munched on some Cheesies that C had waiting for me, at his dinner table.  He knew I enjoy them once in a while and was gracious to allow me to enjoy this tasty treat, while he ate dinner.  Thank you, C!

You might be wondering why I didn't share a meal with C.  Well, there was a couple of reasons. 

Firstly, I wasn't ready to eat dinner at that time.  Although I just couldn't resist the temptation of those tasty morsels covered with cheese!  But, they weren't dinner, just a little snack!

The other reason I hadn't planned to share a meal with C, was because I knew I had to leave earlier than normal. 

Whenever I visit C for dinner, he usually requests I stay until after Wheel of Fortune has finished.  But, this past Monday, I couldn't do this.

If you've been a reader of LwL, you'll know that I am a member of a writer's group that meets every second Monday; and this was date. 

We meet at the Central (downtown) branch of the Windsor Public Library.  But, this time, our meeting time was arranged earlier, due to the library's closing time being rolled back, earlier.

So all in all, the rest of Monday was a rather good time for me.

Visiting and sharing conversation with my friend.  Then, reading and critiquing each other's articles and poems.  Yup, Monday evening was good.  Thank You, Lord!

This reminded me of what God told us in Romans 8:28, "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."

Please understand, this verse does not imply that all things are good.  What it does tell us, is that even if things aren't so good, God has a way of making them all work out for our good.

Just trust Him, friend.  Everything will work out.  Maybe not the way you want it to, but definitely the way God believes is best for your life.

Until next time...

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