It is Monday again. Monday means I meet with the multitudes at Ann’s to share a thank you list to God. It has been a week of super-funny highs and soul-wrenching lows–just the kind of week that demands a thank-you list because, you know, we are to be thankful to God whatever happens. If we believe God is supreme then we also believe that anything that happens He is allowing to happen. All things, Paul says to the Romans, are working together for good to them who love God and are called according to His purpose. If every single thing is working together for my good, then “thank-you” is a natural response. I assure you that it takes a lot of faith to believe some things are working together for my good, but I have that kind of faith. I turned 60 years old yesterday and I accepted Jesus as my Savior at a Christian youth camp when I was 12 years old. If you do the math, I have walked with Him 48 years. When you’ve been with someone that long, you know Him. I know He is faithful.
So this Multitudes on Monday, I thank my God for:
#382 keeping my whistle-blowing sister alive while those who embezzled the money where she worked looked like they were winning. It has been a long year and a half for her, believing that others thought she was a thief and a liar and worse because powerful people said so. Now, as the truth comes out, many are coming to her with their problems because they know she knows what it’s like to be treated unfairly and has successfully regained her footing. She says she now sees why she had to go through what she did, but she wouldn’t wish what she went through on her worst enemies. God bless you, Deb!
#383 preparing a job for my other sister who does not have a resume. She spent all her years raising 5 children and helping her first husband with his lumber business from their home until he died at age 44. At age 52 she’s been looking for work for over a year. Finally, she went to Dunkin’ Donuts to be a server until she could get something that was full-time and would have benefits. She thought she lost a job she interviewed for when they did not hire her, but 2 months later, the same company called her for another part of the business. The personnel person did not throw her application away because she saw real leadership potential. She hired her for dispatch coordination and logistics and they love her! It is the exact thing she did for her husband’s business for over 20 years! She gives all the glory to God! She and her husband believed it was God’s will for her to be in the home when she was raising their children and now He is rewarding her for it.
#384 sisters that are examples to me and that we are knit together for His purposes. I am facing a lot of deception and name-calling by powerful people at my place of employment. Everywhere I turn people are praised who compromise safety, steal from the institution and patients, and vilify those who want to abide by Joint Commission standards and PA Department of Health codes. When I am left go, I pray I can stand the way my sisters have.
#385 a time to laugh. My sisters put a BIG 60 crown on my head and a 60 necklace around my neck and took me for a nice dinner Friday for my birthday. We then went to the movies to see Adam Sandler in Jack and Jill. We laughed and laughed and laughed. Even after the movie was over, we just looked at one another and laughed ourselves silly. Do you need a good laugh? I highly recommend the movie, but you can’t have my sisters!
The rest of the list will be posted tomorrow. I just have so very much to be thanful for,