Some nice things happened today.
My 16 year old asked me to give him guitar lessons. I'm only good for about the first year. We went over playing a major scale. I showed him the chords of C G7 and G. He will also be learning to read notes.
Both my sons taught me how to play "guitar hero" which involves holding a small computerized guitar with buttons. Initially I was not impressed with a guitar with buttons--what a silly toy! But after trying it--it's rather fun. They helped me create a band called "The Moms". In the past I have rarely played video games with my sons. But this...I can do. I'm thankful I can enter their world...and talk to them about something besides, "pick up your dishes!"
I picked up and put away my Christmas decorations.
Cleaned the hardwood floor in the living room. (most of its covered by a rug)
I reorganized a cupboard.
I read God's Word. I'm embarking on I and II Peter.
I took my oldest son job-hunting today. We are no longer giving him any gas money...so if he wants to look for a job, he goes with me. I told him I would be available 2 hours every afternoon...and to let me know if he wanted to go out. (with a look that said...you better ask me!) He has been unemployed for months. (For valid reasons and unvalid reasons)
So we went out. I brought a small book and put it in my purse. "Praying God's Will for Your Son." It's full of scripture prayers. I thought I might as well do something constructive (like pray) while waiting in the car. As we backed out the driveway, he let me know that we were only going where HE wanted to go. I said, "Okay." So we went to two pizza places to check out pizza delivery jobs. Then we came home. I didn't get much time to pray or read. I think we were gone for 30 minutes. I'm trying to let him be in control. But if he doesn't have a job pretty soon...the floor is going to drop under him. (He said he needs to put a little more thought into where to go...and tomorrow we would be out longer.)
Believe it or not, no one in our family had seen Spiderman 3. So we all watched it last night. We rarely watch a movie together. And the movie had some good morals... in it's comic-book sort of way. It encouraged forgiveness, and doing good. It demonstrated how lust for power can take over and ruin your life...even kill you.
In my reading this morning: May it encourage your heart, as it did mine.
I Peter 1:6 In this (salvation) you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith...may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed."