Tuesday, November 10, 2015

H.B. Z! & Pressing On...

Hopefully, you read yesterday's entry of Life with Lynnie (LwL). 

If you did, you'll know that I spent time with my daughter B, and with some of her (& my) family members, on SONday.  And, you'll know that it was a time to celebrate her birthday.

Well, today is another time to celebrate a family member's birthday. 

Today, is my grandson Z's birthday!  Happy Birthday, Z

Z, I'm looking forward to getting together with you and our family, to celebrate your special day!  Happy Birthday!  :)

There's something I never got to let you know about, regarding this past weekend.

I'll begin with Friday evening/night.  Normally, I get sleep.  However, there are times when I don't get much.

Last Friday night's sleep was like that.  In fact, I only had 15 minutes... of sleep.  Yes, I'm telling you the truth.  Only 15 minutes... and even that was divided by my alarm that went off, and reset.

Sigh... :(

Knowing that I was scheduled to do a fund-raiser for Lupus once again, I made my way to meet my friend A, who was also participating at the Craft show where we met up.  We met just before 8:00 a.m.

We were there until close to 3:00 p.m.

Believe me when I say I was tired.  Exhausted.  And, fully in need of rest and sleep.

Heading home, I stopped on my way at a store.  Finally, I arrived home.

After having something to eat, I went and had a nap.  I truly didn't want to sleep long enough to turn off my sleeping ability for Saturday night.

Even after my nap, I didn't recall some things I was supposed to have done.

However, on SONday, when I arrived to worship with my church family, people began asking me why I hadn't attended our church family's 103rd anniversary celebration. 

Yes, it was something I should have attended! 

In fact, it was then when I realized that I was scheduled to go somewhere else, after the Lupus fundraiser.  It was at a Christian book store, where a meeting was taking place that I had agreed to attend. 


It was after that, when I was supposed to show up at my church building for 5:00 p.m.  But, didn't even recall needing to do that, due to being so overtired that I even had trouble driving home!


Even though I was truly upset with myself, I apologized to all who spoke with me.  Including my pastor, who hadn't asked me why I hadn't attended.

Thinking of how I screwed up, truly upset me.  But there was something I realized I had to do.

I needed to forgive myself.  And, try to forget what happened, and move forward.

Just as we read, in Philippians 3:13-14, "Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."

Yes, whenever we realize that we've not done what is considered 'right', we need to do as the Apostle Paul suggested.  We need to forget those things which are behind, and press on, towards the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

So, even though I was angry with myself, and sorrowful about not having gathered with my church family to celebrate the 103rd anniversary, as I said previously, I forgave myself.  And, focused on worshipping God.

Hopefully, others have forgiven me. 

After all, I physically didn't have control over my needs.

Even so, I'm thankful God provided for me.  Thank You, Lord!

Until next time...

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