Looking back, I remember my grandmother — who had a saying or catchy phrase for everything — and I realize how often I catch myself repeating one of her bits of wisdom. Sometimes I have to chuckle a little bit when I listen to myself — East Texas drawl and all — reciting some ancient bit of “grandmotherly” wit.
One of her favorite phrases was “I’ve got one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel” and “when it rains it pours.” Well, I don’t feel anywhere near my grave, but I have begun believing this week that when it rains, it does pour.
We’ve been fighting an ongoing battle with a man who is leasing our house in DFW. To begin with, we haven’t been able to sell the house, which is why we resorted to leasing. To make a long story short, he doesn’t seem to think he has to pay the rent, which in turn puts us in a financial bind, being as we carry two mortgages and rent here. Oh well, enough of that whining. Needless to say, it’s been a stressful few months.
We are headed to Dallas this weekend to hopefully finalize his eviction and on a good note, to pack up my living grandmother and move her home with us. It’s a good move, but has added a little stress to everything else going on in our lives at the moment.
I also grew up being taught by my grandmother that God will not give you more than you can handle. I had forgotten that, but was reminded by an email I received at work this week. I thought it more than worth sharing:
For all the negative things we have to say to ourselves, God has
You say: “It’s impossible.” God says: All things are possible. (Luke
You say: “I’m too tired.” God says: I will give you rest. (Matthew
You say: “Nobody really loves me.” God says: I love you. (John 3:16 &
You say: “I can’t go on.” God says: My grace is sufficient. (II
Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15)
You say: “I can’t figure things out.” God says: I will direct your
steps. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
You say: “I can’t do it.” God says: You can do all things.
You say: “I’m not able.” God says: I am able. (II Corinthians 9:8)
You say: “It’s not worth it.” God says: It will be worth it. (Roman
You say: “I can’t forgive myself.” God says: I FORGIVE YOU. (I John
1:9 & Romans 8:1)
You say: “I can’t manage.” God says: I will supply all your needs.
You say: “I’m afraid.” God says: I have not given you a spirit of
fear. (II Timothy 1:7)
You say: “I’m always worried and frustrated.” God says: Cast all your
cares on ME. (I Peter 5:7)
You say: “I don’t have enough faith.” God says: I’ve given everyone a
measure of faith. (Romans 12:3)
You say: “I’m not smart enough.” God says: I give you wisdom. (I
You say: “I feel all alone.” God says: I will never leave you or
forsake you. (Hebrews 13:5)
I hope everyone has a great day.
I forgot, I want to try the “Batman” pics again of my hubby and son. We had a great Halloween at a local church Fall Festival.
Life Father, Like Son:
My son as Batman October 2005
Hubby as Batman a long, long time ago!
I’ll have to post pictures of my daugher later, as to not leave her out.