Day 285: Blackberry Pickin’

July 23, 2012

afOur neighbors told me about some blackberry bushes near our house where they picked some incredible blackberries. I immediately thought of getting some for you for one of my acts of love.

So I went out to do some pickin’. I was excited because I expected to surprise you with a bounty of blackberry goodness. Instead, I presented this to you:

What happened? For one, I had an encounter with a fierce and ravenous beast that made me scream and jump to safety. . . okay, it was a little bunny–but he came out of nowhere, and for being such a little guy, he sure did rustle those bushes! That put me on edge and made me wonder what else was lurking around, waiting for the kill. Two, as I was picking blackberries, I spied some of my vegetal friends with leaves of three. That brought to mind a very unpleasant experience:

So, I went home with my few blackberries and scrubbed my hands and feet in the tub for about ten minutes. So much for that idea.


Day 284: Weekly Prayer

July 23, 2012

I read and prayed through chapter 3 of The Power of a Praying Husband for act 284, which was about praying for one’s wife’s emotional well-being and for understanding when it comes to her emotions.

Although you seem emotionally healthy, I have to say that many times I really don’t know how to respond when you react emotionally to things. I think I’ve tended to downplay those responses, as if you were overreacting or something. But Omartian gave me some good advice regarding how to prepare for those situations:

The best way to approach the matter of your wife’s emotions is to ask God to give you insight into what your wife is feeling and show you how to pray accordingly.

Amen to that.