Every have one of those days you wish you were an alcoholic? Seriously. I figure if I were an alcolohic, then at least I could drink away until the ills of the day were forgotten.
Well, maybe I'm not totally serious.
Anyhoo, I went to bed last night only bothered by the HEROES volume two ending. That, and how idiotic the Baltimore Ravens head coach was for calling a time out and RUINING their opportunity to hand the arrogant Patriots their first loss. What a stupid coach not to trust his defense to do their job, which they did. Twice. After that, the defense imploded and basically handed the Patriots the game.
I slept fabulous last night, though. Of course, I woke up pondering that HEROES ending again.
Then yesterday's ills found me today. Sometimes I hate e-mail.
Fortuntely God is bigger than ills and woes. Instead of reading the right chapter of Psalms, I read the wrong one. LOL. I forgot today was the 4th not the 8th. And it's my oldest daughter's birthday, too. I'm such a dork at times. The right one talked about people who don't sleep. The wrong one repetively said "sing praise to God." Everytime I came across that phrase, I heard "Sing your praise to the Lord, everybody, stand up and sing one more hallelujah, give your praise to the Lord, everybody, you don't know how much good it'll do ya just to sing, sing, sing." Okay, even if the words aren't the actual words Rich Mullins wrote, they hit the mark. And I sang. Granted, I was in the shower and everyone sounds good in the shower, but still. Then I sang out of the shower, and in my kitchen, and while changing a poopy diaper.
It'd been two days since I'd had a shower, but singing refreshed me far more.
No matter what's going on in your life, STOP and sing praise to God.
Just sing, sing, sing. Come on, now, sing, sing, sing.
And when you're finished, make things right with the people you've hurt and who've hurt you. 'Cause I'm fairly certain God isn't going to accept any offering from you until you've made things right with others.
Plus, then you'll get some sleep.