#397: Coming home for lunch

I live very close to where I work, so I can come home for lunch on occasion, which I love being able to do! I don’t do it every day or even every week, but it’s so nice to have that option. Some days I’m so tired or stressed that I need a break to relax away from work, so sometimes I just go out for lunch, but others I come home. My lunch break is just long enough that I have enough time to make it home and back, and still have enough time to relax while I eat. I often feel like I’ve spent more time at home than I actually have; and I always feel rejuvenated when I get back to work and ready for the rest of the day.

#397: Thank you Lord that I can come home for lunch from work. It makes me feel so much better when I do and I can do my job so much more efficiently!

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#396: Ordering books from the library

I’ve written several posts about how much I love and use the library, but I appreciate it so much that I don’t think I can say enough about it. While I enjoy going to the library and searching the shelves for books I want to check out it can be frustrating when I can’t find something I want. That’s why I’m so glad I can order books from other branches in our library system. I do it all the time and wait for it to come in so I can dig in and read it. If there’s a book coming out that I want to read I’ll pre-order that so I can get it when it comes out.

#396: Thank you Lord that I can order the books I want from the library so I don’t have to spend money on them or go to another branch to pick them up.

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#395: When Technology Works

I had a couple of really frustrating days at work this week when the equipment/technology I need to do my job wasn’t working properly. It was so annoying because I couldn’t do my job, had to try to figure out how to fix it or get someone else to do it. But it made me grateful for the days when it is working properly and I can do my job without any problems or delays. It makes things so much easier and less stressful and frustrating.

#395: Thank you Lord for the days when my equipment at work is working correctly so I can do my job!

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#394: The People who Traveled with me this Summer

I’ve been back from my big overseas trip for almost a month now, (See post 391) and I’ve spent a lot of time since I returned reflecting on my time away especially in the last week. While some pretty cool things happened and things I need to be gratful for that I wrote about in that post, I realized I completely overlooked an important element of the trip: the people I who traveled with me! I don’t know about them, but for me they were an important part of the trip, and I have reasons to be thankful for each and every one of them!

First of all our group leader who did a fantastic job of leading our group and keeping us all on track, we would’ve been lost without him. On a personal note I was very thankful for him during one of our touring excursions where we did quite a bit of climbing. I should mention that I have a HORRIBLE fear of falling, especially falling backwards, and at one point I came pretty close to completely freaking out. The only thing that stopped me was knowing that he was right behind me.

While I’m talking about our group leader I should mention his wife, who did a great job in organizing the VBS, and her helper who developed the materials we used. The VBS had a big impact on me personally and I truly enjoyed being part of it.

Each night we had a time of singing and sharing about the day and I’m grateful for the person who led that each night. It was a great time to reflect on the day, get our focus in the right area, and hear about other people’s experiences.

I could go on and on about the other group members, but I don’t have the time. I’m grateful for the three siblings who by the end felt like my little brother and sisters. The three youngest girls for their examples of how to interact with the kids. The teenage boys for their servants hearts. My roommate for our great conversations each night. The other single woman who after we returned gave me a new perspective on the whole trip. I could say more about each person, and why I’m grateful they were on the trip, but some of it is a bit too personal to write here, so that’s all I will say.

#394: Thank you Lord for each of the people I traveled with and the impact they had on me and the people we met, may it have a lasting impact.

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