October 16, 2008

The Lessons I Am Still Learning

Ever had one of those weeks that everything goes wrong? Um, of course you have. I started out this week intending to write a happy column about joy, the next Fruit of the Spirit in the list. I tried, really I did. I tried to tell you about how my son Xander has started reading. I was going to add that I beamed with pride.

And I did! Honestly, I did!

My joy was lost this week. I had homework like you would not believe—fifteen quizzes, four exams, one paper, and eight pages of Greek homework. Yes, this was my homework. I found myself getting progressively angrier at the homework that was still left to do, the daily lessons for my children, and the piling housework.

My joy had fizzled.

I prayed that I would regain my joy and be able to articulate a beautiful, perfect picture of joy for all of you. I prayed that I would find joy in my children, in my husband, or in decorating my front yard for the fall.

Do you know what happened next?

I am over at Heart of the Matter today...to read the rest of the article CLICK HERE.

2 comments:

Amy© said...

Angela, what a wonderful article!

Jim said...

Heart of the matter is good. In my own life, I have learned that my life taught me the lessons of "experience.

Fruit of Patience: Hebrews 10:36, James 1:3
Fruit of Joy: Psalm 30:5, Psalm 126:6.
Fruit of Knowledge: Psalm 94:12
Fruit of Maturity: 1 Peter 5:10