Sunday, September 26, 2010

Just Deserts

Well, this is what I get for spouting off my big fat mouth. 

At a party on Saturday, a friend asked about Reasonably Well. She wondered how I managed to post something every day. Mostly. I waved my hand and airily replied that it seemed easy to find material. 

"Oh, you know. There's oodles of studies to read and report on. And I can always refer people to other blogs. And then there's goofy stuff that goes on around the house with the dogs and the kids and John and friends....."

She looked mildly impressed, then we moved on to another topic. 


Of course, today I'm drawing a complete blank. Sitting here at my laptop with absolutely no idea of.......well, anything. I haven't the foggiest notion of what I could type, write, or say. Nada.  

I suppose I could chalk up this complete absence of creativity and rational thought to brain fog after spending a busy day yesterday. I mean, I actually put on makeup and pantyhose and everything. Exhausting. 

But nah. I can't blame this blank computer screen on anything but the accuracy of Proverbs 16:18:  Pride goeth before the fall. 

Ah, geez. I hate it when I get what I deserve. 

I think a good meditation for me on this Sunday morning comes from Thomas Merton, Trappist monk and philosopher:

~ Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real ~

Good advice. 


Robin said...

I've enjoyed reading your blog, Julia. I was diagnosed with Sjogrens just this past July. For years I've had a fridge magnet with this Bible verse on it, but now it's taken on a whole new meaning -"The Lord will guide you always, he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden , like a spring whose waters never fail. Isaiah 58:11"

Julia Oleinik said...

Robin - this verse is absolutely wonderful! It's going to go up on my fridge, too.

Thank you for sharing it.

Robin said...

You're so welcome! The fact that God would use a tiny magnet that I bought 10 years ago to bring comfort today is amazing.