Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Sunday, May 31, 2009

The reputation of this city begins with me

I've been driving past a house about 3 blocks away, the grass was literally passed my knees. I was so angry when I saw a police officer writing ANOTHER ticket, like the two on the door weren't enough...

So I thought about an article in Reader's Digest about how a community of people got together and kept up the lawns of the homes that were abandoned.

So... today, I pushed my lawnmower down to the house, and cut the grass, well 3/4 of it because my lawnmower died. I was kind of upset because I didn't finish it. And when I drove by later, someone had finished it!! Now it looks so much better. I'm gonna keep my eye on it.

I also got almost all my veggie plants planted. I have 4 more tomatoes to plant (I already planted 9) and I'm not sure where I'm going to plant them. Because there isn't much room left anywhere.

I stayed home from Youth Group for some much needed time with Phyllis. Sometimes we get so busy that we don't spend time together. We were together Friday, but after an incident (nothing huge, just something that needs to be dealt with), I think we just needed some time together. I made lunch (chicken in the crockpot) with brown rice, and broccoli, and then for dinner we had the all exciting keilbasa, mac&cheese, and broccoli, we made peach/blueberry cobbler for dessert, and we took a walk around the 'hood, and went grocery shopping. Thrilling, I know, but we were together, and laughed a lot. I am so thankful that my teenager never turned into one of "those teenagers" and that we still spend time, and like each other. We talked about the future, we talked about (dreamed really) about moving, getting out of Downriver. Oh we dreamed!!

I am easily driven by my circumstances. The good, the bad, and the ugly. It's something I'm working on, not to be moved. I'm doing a bible study on it, I'm pretty excited and God is moving in my heart! Yesterday was a day when I just had to stop and look at the Glory of It All.

Phil 2:11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father


Louise said...

Bless you sweet soul Margie! I read that same article and thought that if we would begin cleaning up the empty homes on our streets we would be not only helping the community, but showing God's glory at work!

Lynette said...

WOW have a wonderful heart my friend. To mow the lawn of an abandoned home is going beyond the call.