Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Good news, anyone?

Okay, raise your hands if you're weary of all the angst posing as blogging around here...

Yeah, me too.

Alright, now raise your hands if you're ready for some good news for a change...

Yeah, me too!

So, anyone have any good news to share? :-)

As for me, you must know already how hard it is for a melancholy like myself to come up with anything resembling good news (just check out my most recent posts), but I've managed, somewhat...

Like my son's team winning the county basketball championship Saturday. I have to tell you, it was amazing. And exciting. And any other good news kind of superlative you can come up with! This is the same team who finished last season with only four wins, now county champions! They aren't an especially talented team, just scrappy, playing hard and working hard and in the process figuring out how to win.

Also good: I had lunch with a dear friend today. We chatted; we laughed, mostly at ourselves; we shared concerns; we boasted in the Lord. All over Chinese food. It was good. Very good.

It was 72 degrees when I picked the kids up from school yesterday. Though I can't quite decide if that was good news or bad news for the end of January, particularly since it is only a little over half that right now at 38 degrees and snow in the forecast. (No accumulation, bad news)

Bible study this morning--very good news! My hiatus has served me well in at least one capacity (and many more): I am so grateful to meet together with a group of women in the study of God's Word. I was so thirsty for it; much more than I realized. What privilege is mine! What grace!

The very best news--from Ezek. 36:25-27 which we discussed in Bible study this morning...
I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules.
A new heart, a new Spirit, His Spirit within us--how great a salvation! Good news, indeed!

11 comments:

  1. This is good news Lisa! I loved it when my kids teams would have banner years! Lunch with friends is good. Renewed joy in study is always sweet. I met a bloggy friend yesterday face to face for the first time. Fun. My really good news is that it sounds like my daughter is going to break up with her boyfriend of almost 3 years. Don't tell her I told you
    :0)

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  2. Bible study, lunch with a friend, the boy having a good game, a little warm weather - lots of good news happening your way!!

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  3. I do love that good news. And, in other news, I've tagged you for a silly mom + iPod meme. You've gotta love it.

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  4. Lisa - I am so proud of your boy and his teammates - my number 2 son was so pleased - shared all the good news with me....Yeah....

    MdA

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  5. My good news is that I got a new hairdo today - ahh... the gift of relaxation and pampering! A short, but complimentary, neck massage topped the morning off perfectly!

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  6. I love that passage. Thanks for sharing it!

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  7. I have been meditating on something Randy has been teaching on. I stay out of the heavy doctrine stuff, but basically God existed before there was "time" and even then He loved me for absolutely no reason except His good pleasure. THAT is good news....better than good, it's life changing.

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  8. Congratulations to your son on the team win! They have really come a long way from last year. And, as far as good news goes, I hope it's contagious, cause I could use some over my way. I've almost forgotten what good news was!

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  9. How refreshing to be reminded of what happened to us as Christians.It definately is good news. I don't want to keep it to myself.

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  10. How refreshing to be reminded of what happened to us as Christians.It definately is good news. I don't want to keep it to myself.

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  11. I love that passage. Thanks for sharing it!

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