Thursday, April 7, 2011

It's All in the Details. . .

God loves us all. . . but when we are human, we don't always realize it.  Psalms 139 verses 1-3 say, "O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.  Thou knowest my downsitting  and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.  Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways."

There is so much to be said about those verses. . . and so much more than we will ever be able to express according to verse 6.  The Lord loves us, but more specifically, He loves me.  More than that, He truly understands me.  He comprehends my schedule . . . and when I'm not adhering to it exactly. :) The Lord knows where I live and where I work and where I like to buy groceries.  He understands why I think the way I think.  He understands my dreaming mind when others get annoyed with my unattainable thoughts.  The Lord knows what makes me mad and what makes me upset.  He knows what hurts me and what makes my day.  The Lord knows my goals and dreams - and whether or not they are in His plans for my life.  He knows my habits.  He knows the schedule that I take my dog "potty outside."  He knows that I am forgetful - even though I try to find ways to not forget, I still do.  He knows I am prone to organize my life with technology opposed to paper.  He knows I like my shopping list to be on my phone and my menu planner on an internet calendar and my budget on a Google spreadsheet.  He knows I like Google better than Yahoo.  The Lord knows that I nurse my coffee from 6:15 AM all the way to 10:00 AM, and that 10:00 AM is snack time because I always get hungry at 10:00 AM.  I could go on and on, but I'm sure you get the point.  We all have different ways, but the Lord is acquainted with all of them.  He understands them.  And He loves us all the more for them.

Please feel loved by God today and make it a practice to feel loved by Him every day. . .because He has a purposeful thought of you AT LEAST 2x per second.  That's something to think about. :)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Daisy at Work

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Throat Coat

During the Christmas season, I had a singing engagement. . .that I would have had a great voice for, except that it had to be postponed a few days because of snow.  The day that it was rescheduled for brought me a cold with it.  I could not have sung if it weren't for this tea that I nursed all day long - who knows how much work I got done. . . between making tea, drinking tea, and getting rid of the tea!  Oh, wait. . .it was for my job too!  How could I possibly answer phones with a sore throat?

I had heard of this tea over the years, but had hesitated trying it because of the price.  It's about $5 per box.  That day, I knew just cough syrup wouldn't work (and one can only have so many doses in 24 hours!).  I bought the tea - Throat Coat tea.

It is my new favorite remedy.  The only catch is that once your water is boiling, you have to steep the tea for ten minutes while it is covered.  I have drunk the tea after only a few minutes, but the main property of the tea that I needed wasn't there.  You see, one of the herbs in Throat Coat makes the tea more viscous - which means that it is more thick. . .not a gel, but between liquid and a gel.  On a sore throat, it feels wonderful.

P.S.  I recently read that drinking boiling water can attribute to esophageal cancer! :)