Thursday, January 25, 2007

MAKIN' LEMONADE


You know the old proverb: "If life hands you lemons...make lemonade!"
Well...we have been having our share of lemons around here!
Truck out of commission
Vehicle that DOES run has "SERVICE ENGINE SOON" light on continuously
Washing machine: busted
Dishwasher: busted
VERY ill step-father
2 extra people living here
Husband w/o work for 3 LONG months

You might ask: "WHERE is the lemonade in all this?"

The van is still running, in spite of the light
Good friends lent us a nearly new washing machine till "whenever"
Kids have learned the fine art of washing and drying dishes
With husband out of work, much needed attention has been able to be given by him to step-dad, things which Cyn would DEFINITELY not have the stomach or the strength for
One of the "extras" living here is my sis-in-law, who has been able to contribute by buying the groceries every week
The other "extra" is a friend of my son's who is in desperate need of ministry, and we are able to provide that
And again, with farmboy out of work, he has been able to devote much-needed attention to my step-dad, and with materials already on hand, finish the downstairs bathroom

"In EVERYTHING give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." 1 Thess. 5:18

This does NOT mean I am to be thankful FOR all the adversities that have come,
BUT
in SPITE of the adversities!
And when I do that....I AM MAKING LEMONADE!


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12 comments:

Lovella said...

"where two or three gather together because they are mine, I am there among them". Matthew 18:20.
I'll be thinking of your lemonade today.

Mimi said...

Cyn, you've got the right attitude. I have found in times like this to be grateful for small gifts, and you are doing that.

I have nothing but admiration for you!

Katie said...

If we don't learn how to make lemonade we soon turn ourselves into people we don't like to be around...still hard though.
Sounds like your doing a great job!
Doing dished by hand is great training....

kansasrose said...

'Enter by the narrow gate, since the road that leads to perdition is wide and spacious, and many take it; but it is a narrow gate and a hard road that leads to Life, and only a few find it. Matthew 7: 13 That lemonade is sweet my friend...because of your faith and trust in HIM. God Bless YOU sister...xxxooo

Aunt Jenny said...

I LOVE your attitude Cyn!! I will sure pray that you get less lemons in the future!!!

homemakerang said...

YES, that is you! I saw you in church Praising the Lord like nobodys business! you always live above circumstances and it is a great testimony you have for that!
xoxox
homemakerang

Rachel said...

Love your outlook and attitude! Way to go! This too shall pass.

kpjara said...

Praise God for lemonade AND for the lemons it's made from!

Great post!

cityfarmer said...

Can we put a little vodka in the lemonade???? huh huh can we please?

Nic just scored pretty dang high on the GRE exam...we are all thrilled...(Purdue University here he comes!!!!They will never be the same.)


I am always inspired by you and proud to be yur' best bud!!!!

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

Wonderful post....and I agree...this too, shall pass.
All the very best to you and may these troubles soon depart and turn into fine wine.

tea
xo

Shabby in the City said...

a sweet testimony

Mindy said...

Beautiful Cyn..and only with the Lord can one have this wonderous attitude!! Your a blessing!!