spring forward

I didn’t realize it would soon be time to change the clocks until Thursday.  I set my alarm last night, completely aware that I would lose an hour of sleep.  I did however, forget to switch my phone alert from silent.  The majority of the time, I awake before my alarm goes off.  This morning I seemed to have slept right on through, or was startled awake but incognizant of what was happening.

I considered not attending the early church service I had planned on.  But with thirty minutes available before I had to walk out the door, I decided to proceed with my Sunday morning plan.  Not having time to allow my hair to dry before leaving, I utilized my blow dryer.  After I turned it off, just before unplugging, the blow dryer started to smoke.  Gray, smelly, rolling smoke came out of the inner chambers.  I quickly unplugged it and decided to leave it outside for the morning, so as not to be forced to worry if I had burned my house down.

As much as I like Spring and long for it to arrive every year, I’m hesitant to {spring forward} this season.  The reason is easily pinpointed.

My husband and I have separated.

He has moved out of our home.  Which brings a myriad of emotions, not the least of which is a deep rooted uncertainty of what’s to come.  It’s all the more difficult to {spring forward} when you have little clue as to what you’re springing into.

Suddenly there are new goals and completely different hopes.










And a deeply rooted dependency on God like never before.

from Psalm 32 ~ Therefore let everyone who is godly offer prayer to you at a time when you may be found;

surely in the rush of great waters, they shall not reach him.   You are a hiding place for me;

you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;  I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

I’ve also learned people care.  More than I ever thought.  I am not {springing forward} alone.

believe better

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