rick & 1j13
Monday, May 03, 2004

I've spent most of the weekend asleep. I caught some kind of cold or sinus/allergy thing at the end of last week, worked from home Friday instead of hacking all over everyone here at the office, and then slept a super-long nap Saturday morning. I slept pretty good Saturday night, but woke up feeling crappy Sunday. Went to church, crashed and burned when we finally got home, and was completely worthless to my wife & kids last night.

So here I am on Monday morning, still coughing, still not feeling all that great. I stopped at Wahlgreen's and got some Tylenol Cough & Cold and a big bottle of Gatorade (that I left in the car - dang!). But at least I made it to work. And what's next? PC problems - parts of the network are down, everyone's loading a virus patch so it's slo-o-o-ow, email seems to be having problems, and some of the PCs up here might be infected anyway.

Don't you love Mondays? I want to have a good day today, and I want to be proactive about it. So I'm going to pray - not that I don't normally pray, but today I want to be a little more deliberate about praying all day, through the ups and downs of work and not feeling good and dealing with life. And I want to meditate on the week four memory verse from Experiencing God: "Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves Me. He who loves Me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show Myself to him" (John 14:21, niv). Ultimately, life is more than my crappy Monday, more than chasing down problems and tolerating illness. It's about living in Christ's love, and that's about grabbing onto His commands and obeying Him.
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