Do you think I’ll EVER get over this moved-to-Ottawa thing? I’m just waiting for the full year to be up, and see what that does. There’s only one large box left, full of the paper that we used to wrap things in when we were packing. The used paper that is, we still have a thick bunch of it that wasn’t even used. The used paper is being used for wrapping compost… (I did that on purpose! :P)
Sometimes I feel like saying “Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa, I live in Ottawa!” over and over again. It’s just so amazing!
But don’t think there’s no missing Toronto. Friends told us once, that it takes awhile to get connected in a new community. At the time, I thought “but God’s people are wonderful everywhere!” Turns out he was quite right though. And no matter what, nothing can replace knowing people for over 30 years.
And, absolutely EVERYONE can find reasons to feel sorry for themselves. Most of those people can also find reasons to be thankful. Many, many reasons, usually. After all, there’s things like cross-country skiing, and lovely canals and walkways, and lots of loving family… Something that really resonated from the sermon on Sunday, and you have to be in the right place to really get this, but Jesus has given you everything you need Right Now–only He truly satisfies.
Today’s #40acts is about making apologies. The first person that came to my mind, was someone who I’ve tried to “make up” with before, though I’m not sure it was through an apology. If I contacted her again, to say that I was perhaps only listening to one side of the story, I think it would only upset her, or at least seem like I was being very buggy about wanting to be in contact again. So I have to live out my side of the forgiveness by letting go of that relationship. Anyway, I can still see how she and her family are doing, through other friends who are friends with her–she hasn’t totally blocked me. :) And I totally understand how she feels.
“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” (Ephesians 4:32)
May we often be reminded, of the peace and joy available through You.