Friday, May 16, 2008
I haven't been posting the ticker too often, because it gives me a panic attack when I realize how much I have to do before that ticker winds down to the last day.
Today is graduation day for the MSW students I work with. It will be my last graduation celebration as their "Mother Dawn." I may go back next year to see this year's first year class graduate, because I feel very attached to them. But this graduation today marks the end of my task of shepherding them through the intense process of graduate school. It will be a bittersweet day.
I have many things I would like to say today. I cannot say them. Our friend, Linds, said it so well a few posts ago when she talked about how we only show parts of ourselves out here to our friends in blogland. We cannot be totally vulnerable. But we do know that we pray for each other when we have a need. It has been proven over and over - the little healthy twins are proof of that!
I can't write what is happening right now. I just need you to pray. It has nothing to do with physical health. But it is urgent. It is what we call an "unspoken request" in our church. Please, if you think of us, pray.
I told you I've been reading through the Message in chronological order. The Psalms are sprinkled in, and I've been highlighting many passages that stand out. Someday I want to share everything I have highlighted. But today, these are holding me up.
In Psalm 20: "That clinches it - help's coming, an answer's on the way, everything's going to work out."
In Psalm 27: "I'm asking God for one thing, only one thing: To live with him in His house my whole life long. I'll contemplate His beauty; I'll study at His feet. That's the only quiet, secure place in a noisy world, The perfect getaway, far from the buzz of traffic."
Also from Psalm 27: "Stay with God! Take heart. Don't quit. I'll say it again: Stay with God."
From Psalm 32: "Be brave. Be strong. Don't give up. Expect God to get here soon."
From Psalm 34: "God met me more than halfway, he freed me from my anxious fears. Look at him; give him your warmest smile. Never hide your feelings from him."
From Psalm 34: "If your heart is broken, you'll find God right there; if you're kicked in the gut, he'll help you catch your breath."
From Psalm 36: "God's love is meteoric, His loyalty astronomic, His purpose titanic, His verdicts oceanic. Yet in His largeness nothing gets lost; Not a man, not a mouse, slips through the cracks."
Praise His Name!