Thursday, November 13, 2008

How do you rise above?

I'm listening to the first of a series of talks by our friend Bob Wilson, called "Living Above The Daily Grind." It has me thinking about all the things--from small frustrations (THAT DOG going outside seven times before she did what she was out there to do this morning), to real concerns (the bizarre refusal of my back to straighten out since late yesterday morning, leaving me lurching about like a 90 year old woman)--that wear down my enthusiasm about how cool life really is.

In the talk, Bob asks the question we're so tempted to wonder: "Is this really the best God can do?"
This has been a central question of my life since I was a little kid.

We all have coping techniques, some more helpful than others. What are yours? How do you live above the daily grind? And if you believe God can do better, how do you tap into that?


Swishy said...

Good music turned up really loud in the car always helps :)

Liza said...

I agree with the loud music in the car. It always makes me feel better.

hckygrl said...

WOW, Trish, all too many times, unfortunatly, I run, quit and hide! Thank you for sharing this message link. I'm a FT student and struggling with one of my instructors intimidating manner and critical approach. In turn I have been more than a bit ticky with God.Thank you for the encouragement!