Monday afternoon, my principal announced that teachers and students could wear their team shirts to show their support of their favorite basketball team as tournament play begins...March Madness begins. You could say our house is "a divided house" being that sometimes we cheer for U of M, my alma mater, but most of the time we pull for Tennessee, which is Jan's alma mater. I will admit, as much as my Memphis friends would hate to hear this, it does feel more natural for me to wear the orange than the blue. (Sorry, Laura. You know I LOVE going to Memphis basketball games with you guys, though.)After giving my wardrobe for the rest of the week a little thought and contemplating which day I might wear blue and which days I would wear orange, I suddenly knew without a shadow of a doubt which team shirt I would make sure to wear this week.
You see, this season I honestly could care less who wins that trophy for being the best basketball team in 2011. My heart's just not into it right now. My heart is somewhere else these days.
There is a much better team I am cheering for this season...Team Lucy! We all wore our "Go Lucy Go" shirts today! I had originally planned to wear mine tomorrow when everyone else would be sporting their blue or orange, but then decided since it was St. Patrick's Day and we needed our green on, we would all wear the shirts today. (I still might wear mine again tomorrow. I just might not have time to wash it, so those who work with me need not get too close to me. hehe)
Go, Lucy, Go!
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13
(Yes, those are STILL Valentine's Day balloons in the background. Can you believe they are still inflated? Mary Claire loves them, so we just can't get rid of them.)
We love you, Lucy!
I came across this in my devotional two days ago and wanted to share...
It's easy to trust God for the ordinary. By knowing His intimate will for your life, you can begin to trust Him for the extraordinary.
(I am laying it all out on the table here by sharing that I have an issue with trust. It is something I pray about everyday. It's easy to say "I truly trust", but to what level do I REALLY trust? TRULY trusting means I have to give up complete control, something I struggle with. Especially when it comes to my children.)
"God can do anything, you know-far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!" Ephesians 3:20 MSG
Draw closer to God than ever before. Trust Him completely. Know that He hears, that He's concerned, that the answer is already on its way.