August 23, 2011

about my cranky pants

Okay, my cranky pants are a little looser today.

Somebody asked me once if my husband knows what I write here on the blog. Yes, he does. Tony is all up in my business all the time. He uses my email, my Facebook, and has the nerve to sleep in my bed. Can you believe it? So annoying. Sometimes he reads here, I tell him what I posted, or he tells me to post something. I appreciate his input very much. He has strengths, clarity, insight, and wisdom in areas I will just never have. I just do the writing because his English is, well... let's not go there. In the end, we complement each other really well in every way.

Mostly this blog reflects our lives, what we are doing, and what we are already talking about. If I am treading in heavy waters, I have learned to ask Tony's advice. God gave him to me because I will always be socially inept, always (like last night I said something that was totally dumb about communism to someone from Cuba God, why am I such an idiot??). It's really quite embarrassing. That's why most of the time I try not to talk too much, and almost always let Tony handle the touchy convos. I know I will eventually open my mouth too wide if left to my own devices.

But, sometimes there is a time to speak (that's in the Bible - Ecclesiates 3:7). And sometimes - as a friend of mine said - there is a rightful place for cranky pants. Some people are worried about us (maybe because we are moving abroad without any concrete monthly support?), but honestly, we are worried about some people.

We need to be in anguish about the right things.

So, yesterday when Tony and I were talking about missions and poverty and young people being taught to play with food, his suggestion was that I always reference Scripture when trying to make a point. The thing is, I wasn't trying to make a point. I was just thinking out loud. But, okay. Point well taken. In the end, my feeling is that a lot of people already know what the Bible says. I argue that we can all go read it for ourselves.

This is just a blog, and sometimes I get cranky. Mostly what I write here is simply what is going on in our lives, and (God help us all) sometimes it is just Chris thinking out loud. But, to humor respect and honor Tony (I do try my best), here's a verse, just one verse from the Bible, that talks about the hungry. Isaiah 58:7,10

"Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him...?

And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkeness be as the noon day."

Oh, and another verse someone from church used to encourage us the other day, 1 John 3:17-18.

"But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth."

1 comment:

Robyn R. said...

Keeping all of you in prayer.

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