Bats and Air Conditioning

It seems these days I do a lot of treading water. I move down my daily agenda staying just a step ahead of all there is to do. I’m teaching 362 students. I’m a Chaplain to over 800. I am a graduate school student. I am going through the process of ordination. I am a wife to a supportive teacher and coach. I am a mother to two energetic school-age (read, they have homework every night) boys. I organize the family finances, laundry, food, and cleaning. I am literally treading water every day.

To whom much is given much is required. ~Luke 12:48

I am so blessed to have a job working with children. I am so blessed to have the opportunity to go back to school and pursue my call to ministry. I am so blessed to be married to my amazing and devoted husband. I am so blessed to be a mother and have a family. I am so blessed to have enough money to have bills, to have more than one set of clothes, to have decisions about what food to buy and eat, and to have a beautiful home. I know all of this, but I’m still making it from day to day, trying to find joy in the small moments.

I have been praying for strength to do what is before me, for energy to finish my day as I began it, for perspective to live in the moment, and for wisdom to prioritize my tasks.

God answered with bats and air conditioning.

batThe Monday prior to Columbus Day, my school was closed due to a bat infestation. Today I had to leave work early to meet an AC technician. Who knew? It wasn’t until I was driving home today that I realized these odd occurrences have been a huge blessing to me. They allowed me time to reprioritize tasks, to gain extra moments with my boys, to energize my days with exercise, and to place others before myself.

My God can redeem me through bats and air conditioning. He is truly an amazing and loving God. He speaks in his own time and his own way. And He touches my life and soul!

Praise be to God!!!

Prayer Focus: Those who are overwhelmed.


2 thoughts on “Bats and Air Conditioning

  1. The verse you quoted speaks volumes in and through our lives, dear Wendy and is often the hardest to put into perspective. It takes a selfless mind to be able to recognize these small moments for what they are for the strong are tested often – I pray God’s blessings on you and your family and to those to whom God will minister and love and bring to His Son through you, those whose faith you will be a part of strengthening. God bless – much love, Chris

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