Living Life in a Fish Bowl!

Gloria’s take on life.

ready or not

1, 2, 3, 4,……………..50  Ready or not here I come!!

Remember that childhood game of hide and seek?   We would play it for hours.   My favorite version was “kick the can”  played at night.    It didn’t matter if I was the one hiding or the one seeking.  I loved it!

What I didn’t like was when the seeker would cheat and not count to 50.

Well ready or not the fall semester has begun.  I am not ready.  I don’t think that summer counted to 50.  I want a count do over.  ~~sigh~~

Along with pastoring, my husband is a professor.  He started his classes yesterday.  He is a great teacher.  He wants the students to do well.  He wants them to learn.  That said it takes energy and effort on his part to do the job right.   There is a cost involved with being bi-vocational.

This year it seems to be a bit harder for me to adjust to the change that teaching brings into our life.   Maybe it is the season of life I find myself in.  Maybe it is a test.  Maybe a change is coming.  Maybe I need to shift my focus.

Focus?  Yes, I am sure I need to adjust my focus.  I am not expected to do this on my own.

Where does my help come from?  My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.  (Psalm 121:1-2)

2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV)

9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

His grace is enough.  Where I am weak, He is strong.  I am counting on that for I know that I don’t have the strength to keep this pace up.    Yet in my weakness He will shine through.   That’s His promise to me and His promise to you.  When our lives are placed in His hands and life heats up, He is an ever present help in trouble. (Psalm 46:1)

His grace IS enough!

 til next time

August 31, 2011 - Posted by | ministry, spiritual reflections | , , , ,


  1. Great post. It can be hard when the Hubby is busy all the time and stretched in every direction. Love that scripture 🙂

    Comment by Sarah | August 31, 2011 | Reply

    • thanks Sarah!!

      Comment by Gloria | September 1, 2011 | Reply

  2. That is one of my favorite verses and I quote it often.

    Comment by Pastor Curt | September 1, 2011 | Reply

    • 🙂 His grace is enough!

      Comment by Gloria | September 1, 2011 | Reply

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