Count It All Joy

June 8, 2018

Hey y'all, it's me!

It was one of those mornings--I woke up, saw the clouds in the sky, and after the rain we had yesterday, I did the laundry using the dryer instead of my clothesline. However, the SECOND the clothes were dry, BOOM! Out comes the sun. Okay, no problem, at least the laundry is done.

I go to make breakfast this morning, and found that due to our not grocery shopping for the past couple of weeks because of a busy schedule, I was out of eggs, oatmeal, etc. So I cooked up some quinoa, added a spoonful of castor sugar (we're almost out of regular sugar too, hence I made tea for the guys with powdered sugar--no CLUE how that will turn out), poured a touch of milk on top, and voila, breakfast for Obie and I.

Then I went to make beef and bean enchiladas for lunch, and we were out of cheese. I had everything to make the sauce however, so after the Redneck ran to get cheese, I had already made the filling using ground beef and the leftover pinto beans that I had cooked up earlier this week. I simply rinsed the beans, and added chili powder to the mixture with a bit of water. I had tortillas, but I could have made some quickly if I was out. I assembled the enchiladas, poured the home made sauce over the top and added the cheese. I popped the whole pan into the oven, and now I'm taking a bit of a break.

It's not even noon yet.

I actually enjoy days like this, where I am forced to either lose my 'stuff' or accept that I need to be creative and move on. Most of the time I'm pretty much on the be creative and move on track, and that makes for a much more satisfying day. I have my 'stuff losing' days too, and they are not nearly as much fun.

James 1:2-7 says;

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. ...

I do my best to count it all joy in the daily messes of life. I don't succeed as much as I would like, but I'm still trying. I do ask God for wisdom in these situations, and He helps me to see things in perspective, just like with the camera 'crisis' I'm going through. Every little mess that comes my way is allowed for my good and God's glory--even when you're out of sugar.

Well, I got chores. Later y'all.
© Evelyn Edgett 2018


  1. Lose your stuff? I already lost my mind.

    1. I did that several years ago--didn't like the results.


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