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Drama in Shrodesville


Lots happened today...some everyday mundane things but there's always a little drama in Shrodesville. We'll start with the drama...

Jordan was riding his bike to work and the chain popped off and he flipped over on his bike and hit his face, banging himself up pretty good on his face and leg. Thankfully his cell phone was in his pocket and when he was on the ground, he flipped it open and called us. We rode over in the car and when we got there he was laying on the ground and several cars were lined up next to him and people stopped who had gotten out to help him. He felt light headed and his face was all bloody. At first I thought we were going to have to take him to the ER. It just looked bad as far as the blood but once we wiped him down (I had grabbed cloths and ice on the way out the door) we saw it was a lot of blood on his face but just a lot of scraping and no deep cuts. It could all be handled with peroxide and bandages.

On the way home, I called his work and said he wouldn't be in. We took him home and Larry got him doctored up and upon doing that, he said, "I reallllly don't want to miss work! Can you pleeease take me?" He's a chip off the old block I guess! (SMILE) He insisted on going in to work even with his face looking like this. He was only about 30 minutes late at that time and he was insistent so Larry put him in the car and took him on up to work. This is one reason why his manager LOVES him. They know he is extremely faithful and works hard.

Jordan took the photo above and put it on his Myspace. Larry says, "you people are CRAZY! You blog EVERYTHING!" (hold on a sec...brb...I just need to use the bathroom...um, JUST KIDDING!!!) LOL

Other than that bit of drama on the Shrodes front today, I've been cleaning all day. I haven't had a lot of time to do that lately...the past few weeks have been really busy in ministry. I was busy with dusting, laundry, dishes, and decided to clean the oven today. It's one of those things you don't do every week (at least I don't) and always gets put off til' another time. Today was the day. I still have my bathroom to scrub down tonight before I go to bed. That's my least favorite chore and one I usually save for last.

Tonight at sunset I went on a bike ride. I took this photo above one day when I was out in our neighborhood on my bike. I get such joy out of my time out there. So peaceful. Lately I haven't taken my Mp3 with me at all because I really am enjoying uninterrupted time with God, except for when I choose to stop and talk with different people along the way at times. I find I don't even need music...things just come to me and I hear songs in my head sometimes and start worshipping the Lord, or I spend the time in prayer. Tonight it was so beautiful out, and the scenery mixed with the scent...wood chips, grass, fresh air, had me just taking it in with all my senses. The song, "You Make Everything Glorious" came into my head and I started humming it.

I can be doing mundane things like cleaning my oven or folding clothes, but no matter what, Jesus really does make everything glorious when you just dedicate it to Him. Whatever we do, we should do it to the glory of God.

I'm expecting a great day in the Lord tomorrow!

Comments

Cassandra said…
Oh and don't you just love the smell of people's grills as you are walking....mmmmmm......
Tara Sloan said…
So glad Jordan's okay... what a trooper!
Michele said…
So glad Jordan just had road rash and nothing else too serious- God was protecting him- it could have been a whole lot worse

Love ya

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