Studio 52

Studio 52
My little piece of Texas that restores my soul!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Got Anything Lurking Under Your Skin Today?


Life feeling complicated, overwhelmed, frustrating, scary, boring…..??? “Being thankful and saying so helps us take the more simple approach to life. We can all find plenty to complain about if we look for it, but if it does no good, why do it? God tells us in His Word not to complain, find fault, or murmur about anything (Phil. 2:14) He actually says that when we do grumble and gripe, in reality, we are finding fault with Him.” Joyce Meyer

“OUCH!”

Today I remembered how my Monday started, speeding down 281 only to come to a dead stop just before the 4-way stop sign! Bad wreck ahead involving what appeared to be several vehicles and the officer who was patiently re-directing traffic. No one was going down 281 headed south! For those of you that are not familiar with our area lets just say scenic detour involving more time! Hurry, hurry and wait and wait! Much of my day found me waiting! Later that afternoon when I was driving out of Ft. Worth I saw another wreck opposite direction of my path and the traffic was standing still.  Once again I was thinking about how we make our plans and they suddenly can be changed. As I was driving home I called AT & T to try and get some help with my phone issues; can I just say no help came through? Traveling on down the road I was already thinking about the next place I needed to be and realizing I would be late.

After retrieving the girls and heading back to Mineral Wells for a quick stop before heading to Palo Pinto, I found myself turning up the radio in order to drown out the chatter! This is the Stuff was playing on The Message. I had never heard the song and I was already thinking, “what kind of song is this?!” About that time the three little girls I had with me were echoing my thoughts! “Mom, Teresa, what kind of song is this? I thought this was a Christian station!?”  Funny how us moms are suppose to have all of the answers! My response, “IDK, just listen!” Can I just say instantly I could identify with the lyrics……

This Tuesday morning found me stumbling out of bed and grabbing a cup of coffee only to discover the girls had overslept! After much rushing around and getting everyone dressed and on the porch waiting for the bus, I was feeling ok. My mind was already rushing through my day and I was already feeling a bit overwhelmed. In the darkness just before early morning light was about to break through the school bus came flying by my house! I just sat there and thought, “Are you kidding me?!”  Now we do have a change of plans! An hour before school starts…mmmm let me think in my haze! Strip beds, and do a few chores to help the housekeeper that is coming this morning! So off marched my little troup, frowning I might add!

... after getting them off to school and feeling somewhat accomplished the phone rings! “My baby is sick and I am not coming to work today, I come in two weeks!”, says my housekeeper.  So here I sit laughing because my over inflated list just got longer! So tonight when I lay me down to sleep I shall remember how big I am blessed. I choose to count my blessings and in the craziness of where I am I know I would not choose some of the stuff that is swirling around me but trusting my God has it under control! Praying for my friends who take a few minutes to read my ramblings. For those of you that really know me there have been some big mountains for us to hike around, not just lost keys and phones that are lost but bigger stuff! But, its still little in the bigger picture.

Here is a praise report in the midst of the craze…. My niece Toya, came through her surgery well yesterday. The shunt has been put in and the surgeon gave a good report. The larger than a baseball size cyst “squirted” when they went into her brain region. This was good because it was not “dense”. My daughter, Leslie commented, “oo wow that’s good, sounds like a big pimple lol.” Yes, indeed I agreed! Although this is somewhat graphic for those with weak tummies, I hear something. This is what is whispering to my heart this morning. Let your little messes get big enough, and come to a head just like a pimple and get out of the way and you too will see how big God really is! What is under your skin today?!

LOL…off to get toliet paper for someone! “No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” anonymous

…no discipline for the present brings joy, but rather grief. Nevertheless, later on, it “yields a peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.” Heb 12:11 (I like god fruit!)

May your week not make you weak! Give praise to the one who blesses us BIG!

This is the Stuff by Francesca Battistelli
I lost my keys in the great unknown
And call me please 'Cuz I can't find my phone

This is the stuff that drives me crazy
This is the stuff that's getting to me lately
In the middle of my little mess
I forget how big I'm blessed
This is the stuff that gets under my skin
But I gotta trust You know exactly what You're doing
It might not be what I would choose
But this is the stuff You use

45 in a 35
Sirens and fines while I'm running behind
Whoa

This is the stuff that drives me crazy
This is the stuff that's getting to me lately
In the middle of my little mess
I forget how big I'm blessed
This is the stuff that gets under my skin
But I gotta trust You know exactly what You're doing
It might not be what I would choose
But this is the stuff You use

So break me of impatience
Conquer my frustrations
I've got a new appreciation
It's not the end of the world
Oh Oh Oh

This is the stuff that drives me crazy
This is the stuff
Someone save me
In the middle of my little mess
I forget how big I'm blessed
This is the stuff that gets under my skin
And I've gotta trust You know exactly what You're doing
It might not be what I would choose
But this is the stuff You use

Oh Oh Oh Oh
This is the stuff You use
I lost my keys in the great unknown
And call me please 'Cuz I can't find my phone

This is the stuff that drives me crazy
This is the stuff that's getting to me lately
In the middle of my little mess
I forget how big I'm blessed
This is the stuff that gets under my skin
But I gotta trust You know exactly what You're doing
It might not be what I would choose
But this is the stuff You use

45 in a 35
Sirens and fines while I'm running behind
Whoa

This is the stuff that drives me crazy
This is the stuff that's getting to me lately
In the middle of my little mess
I forget how big I'm blessed
This is the stuff that gets under my skin
But I gotta trust You know exactly what You're doing
It might not be what I would choose
But this is the stuff You use

So break me of impatience
Conquer my frustrations
I've got a new appreciation
It's not the end of the world
Oh Oh Oh

This is the stuff that drives me crazy
This is the stuff
Someone save me
In the middle of my little mess
I forget how big I'm blessed
This is the stuff that gets under my skin
And I've gotta trust You know exactly what You're doing
It might not be what I would choose
But this is the stuff You use

Oh Oh Oh Oh
This is the stuff You use