Whatever could go wrong today went wrong. From the moment I left the house this morning until I crashed on the couch at days’s end. My soft couch was welcome respite.
I regret to say I was not a nice person today. in the throws of multiple setbacks I lashed out at two ladies. Both, in their respective roles were trying to help me. Both were cheerful and pleasant. I was not.
I chose to complain and become one of those antagonistic clients they practice on in HR customer service training classes.
I sought them both out at the end of our meetings and apologized profusely and earnestly. I resent my negative responses to people who only wanted to serve me. All I wanted to do was argue and register my dissatisfaction and disappointment. All they wanted to do was help me.
By days end I was exhausted and regreted that I responded contrary to my usually pleasant Type A, never-meet-a-stranger self. I needed relief. I needed rest.
I came home and opened my bible and read Mathew 11:28-30 several times. About the third or fourth time I felt His peace wash over me. I was quiet, refreshed and at rest in Jesus.
I’m so grateful that on Murphy’s law days I can always come to Jesus and let Him take away my burdens and my anxiety and give me His peace and I can rest in Him.
Come to me, all you who are weary and heavy-laden,
and I will give you rest.Take my yoke upon you and
learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke
is easy and my burden is light.”
“But you, Bethlehem, Ephrathah, though you are small among the tribes of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from old, from ancient times.” Micah 5:2
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I have had a few “Mr Zirkles” apply for work when I had my own business. It simply amazes me that some new to the workforce are so incredibly stupid when it comes to a job interview. I once had a person ask me, before I barely had time to ask them to please sit down if the “lunch hour is really an hour and not some arbitrary time period less than an hour” . when I asked why he needed to know he said “because I take a 45 minute nap after i eat”. he didn’t get the job.
53 years ago today I was coming out of English class in Shenandoah High School. My classmate and dear Catholic friend Ann Lund came rushing into my arms crying, “Oh, Steve, the president’s been shot. The president’s been shot”. I was shocked and confused as were my classmates who heard Ann’s cry.
We would soon learn from school officials that John F. Kennedy had beeb shot during a motorcade in Dallas, Texas just after 1:00. The rest of the school day was mass confusion, questions and rumors. We didn’t have TV at school, so all we could rely on was news we heard on the radio.
It is one of those days etched in our minds we never forget. Like December 7, 1941 September 11, 2001, July 20, 1969, and January 1, 2000, Y2K.
The events on those dates changed our way of life forever. Regardless of the things that occurred on those days, one thing will never change–God’s love for His children and the eterbal hope we have that one day, regardless of world events, we will live carefree and full of joy with our Father forever.
“Behold, I an with you always.” Matthew 28:20
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8: