Too Much Time

This weekend was way too long. We had our first snow of the season and my wife and I have been stuck at home for days. 

My job shut down for a day and a half. I slipped down some stairs and spent one night in the ER. I waked away with Three brused ribs, some loose teeth and about 16 hours of my life lost to a concussion, but this weekend I also learned some valueable leasons.

As I layed in my bed one night I begain to fill orders for Anarchy Empowered, which is one of the online magazines that I marked our products on. As I filled the orders and looked for some hard to find bullets for a friend, I begain to feel like I have done all of this before.

As I thought about it, I realized that I had, not just once but many times. The ribs had been broken several times, I had layed in this same bed contemplating life in the same manner thousands of times before. This time was different however. I took a break from what I was doing and started to design the community center that had been bouncing around in my head. I got to the windows and was taken back to my childhood. My Grandfather was remodeling the house and I asked him why the men had to take out a wall just to add a window.

My Grandfather’s explained that the wall had nothing to hold up the window. It was not what contractors call a bearing wall. He told me if they just cut a spot for the window into the drywall, without the structure to help support the drywall, the window would pull away from the wall.

In the same way we can’t break a habbit or an addiction if we don’t completely tear ourselves down to the basics and rebuild how we behave in our everyday lives. Just like the beams and trusses that framed my Grandfather’s service window in the kitchen, we need a solid foundation for our lives that will not let us pull away from the wall. For my wife and I that foundation is Christ.

Like everyone Kansa and I have hade our strugles this last year. I have been sick and my wife has also been in and out of the hospital. But our trials have brought of closer to Jesus the Chrst and through him we have gotten closer to each other.

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