ganged up on...

Well our anniversary was absolutely great!!!! We couldn't have had more fun. Our excursion was incredible. We got to ride air boats through the Everglades and I never imagined how beautiful it is down there. So untouched. God's perfect unique creation. I didn't want to come back and now Jonathan and I are trying to figure out how to move down there for good:) The only bummer of the trip was that of course somehow I manage to get hurt in the flippin ocean for crying out loud. I was walking out of the water and stepped on something and sliced my foot open. It was horrible....I bled all over the pretty white beach! But other than that a seriously successful weekend.

So work is going mediocre. I feel like most of the time I am being bullied by my own employees. They all hate me(because I am a woman, they are men and I am their boss). I am not used to people hating me and this is a new experience. I usually am the type of person who gets along with everyone but not them. They won't stand for it. The other day while I was walking into a restaurant to go to lunch one of my employees threw his trash at me from his car. Ridiculous...how old are we. I feel like I am trapped in one of those melodramatic, artsy films about the angst and agony of junior high. Well i never really got bullied in junior high so I guess this is that just belated.

But just when I think that I am entirely alone and start to feel sorry for myself, God has a funny way of poking me and saying" hey remember me....I know what you are going through, I understand".

Last night Jonathan and I were having like a night of quiet time with the Lord. We were both sitting at the kitchen table journaling and reading our Bibles, and jamming out to worship music. It was actually pretty great! But anyways I started reading this book that Jonathan actuallygave to me the night we got engaged(yeah i know, i kind of forgot about reading it I guess for a couple years!) and it is called 'No Wonder They Call Him The Savior' by Max Lucado. It is absolutely incredible!! And it is just his retelling of the crucifixion with his own stories thrown in and a ton of INCREDIBLE insight about the words that Jesus spoke right before He died and the people who were around. Well God just kinda reminded me that He chose to take on the ultimate bullies. He was in the worst pain imaginable and the people around Him continued to throw brutal word darts at him. I would like to think that the bullies I deal with at work would not be mean to me if I was dying a brutal death on the cross. So I guess my bullies aren't that bad. I will take trash any day over lacerations to the back and nails.

So anyways, Jesus is sweet because even His crucifixion is relevant in today's world and can teach me things about what I am going through. i am sure you guys will hear more from this book....it is just too good. Maybe I will make an entire blog out of the things that God teaches me through this book!! Go pick it up from your local Christian store..you won't regret it promise!! May God remind you all today just how much he understands your situation....he has been through it Himself!

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