Look for the good.
This is one of my mottos.
I try to practice it all the time. I have said it to my children and to my team at work: Look for the good. It’s my effort to actively believe that Romans 8:28 is true: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
As we completed most of our Hurricane Irma clean up, restoration and restocking, I began to think of a few good things that have come from Irma’s visit. My list grew to 15:
*In anticipation of Irma’s arrival, I cleaned out the fridge and freezer (with help from my friend’s daughter). All the out-of-date items are gone!
*I also cleaned out my packing room so Steve’s brother could spend hurricane night here instead of in his manufactured home. We enjoyed a sweet time together.
*Our son was in a precarious position in a manufactured home on a hill right in the path of Irma. He and his wife and children moved in with his wife’s parents, leaving some 20 animals to fend for themselves. I enlisted hundreds to pray for them. Their home suffered only limited damage, all the animals are safe, and a new calf was born.
*I practiced patience—Irma took her time.Continue Reading