|It was even prettier before he left for work this morning.|
This exercise in dangerous exercising and the results thereof reminds me once again how blessed I am. Often I find myself grumbling in my head about this discomfort or that annoyance that I may be enduring at the time and I have to stop myself and say, "Self, stop! Look at your life! Why the h-e-double-hockey-sticks are you complaining?" Even if God chooses to take away all the unnecessary comforts He has bestowed upon us, let me praise His name, for He has given me His Holy Spirit. And, He saved Stephan from living out the rest of his life as a paraplegic, at the same time giving him a pretty sweet scar and a story to tell our sons when they grow older and want to ride their bike without helmets.
"Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content."
1 Timothy 6:6-8