Every few months I’ll have a day where no post topic jumps to mind. Usually, whatever I want to study or share has been banging around in my mind for a while, threatening to steal my sleep if I don’t write it up. Then it’s a relief to sit at the computer, get it out, and share with you all.
I enjoy days like those!
But, today I checked out facebook, Twitter, and my email and realized nothing was standing out to me. I could transfer my idea file from my old computer (now the kids typing tutor), but then I remembered you all don’t know the big news yet.
No, I haven’t heard back from Master Books yet. Or rather, just enough to know the president got my letter and would I send a proper submission form to the screener, please? That was easily done and got sent out on the 2nd of July, a week after we found out a major change is coming to our house.
My 7th baby moved into my tummy in June! We kept the news quiet until we were pretty sure this little one wasn’t going to head on to be with Jesus right away like his/her big sibling.
Now, this isn’t a Mommy blog, but it’s rather important for you all to know anyway for one reason:
Some moms get terrible morning sickness. Some moms get horribly weepy and cry at every commercial. I get brain fog.
When a baby moves in, a large portion of my brain power shuts down. The first thing I discussed with God (even before our need for a full-sized van to hold 8 people at once) was, “Lord, I’m going to need your help with CS4K. You know how my brain fries!” Can you guess what His answer was?
“Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”
“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
Mostly I’m letting you all know so you can pray for us and won’t get annoyed if my post rate falls off. I don’t suppose the skeptics will care about bugging a poor brain-fried mommy, but it can’t hurt to appeal to their natural sympathy. But I also want God to receive the glory when He manages to get something decent published through my brain fog. :-)
These things are also proving something we all know about our Creator:
God loves children
He has filled me with a burden for the millions of kids who know a bit about Jesus but have no help fitting God and the Bible into the science they learn in school. That’s why God gave me a time of full brain power to work on a book for them. What an awesome thing it would be to have young people stand strong in their faith in Christ because I could help them see the truth!
He also loves to reward His followers with children. Of course, this far from Eden, it doesn’t always work out barring a miracle. Mutations are everywhere and can seriously mess things up. Other problems can get in the way of God’s “very good” design. But there’s only one way to bring a new person on the planet and that’s through a mommy! It is my joy and privilege to be one of them: to be so close to God’s everyday miracles.
Thank you, Father. It’s all yours and I will trust you!
Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate. Psalm 127