met a thief in the hospital on Thursday;
baby G contracted
and became dehydrated.
While we were in turn to be called,
the thief made
on a waiting room T.V. game show.
The show featured four
who attended each other’s weddings
and then rated them in effort
to win an
the day that they had each meticulously planned,
every detail given heartfelt attention to,
was stripped of its meaning,
should have used more color”
“Her dress was too plain”
“The chicken was dry”
“The flowers looked skimpy”
“The music wasn’t very good”
The sacred ceremony reduced to a scorecard.
And for what?
The trade off just doesn’t add up.
You can save up for an exotic trip,
your wedding day
it’s a one-time deal.
The vows, two people becoming one,
the celebration with friends and family
reduced to competition.
who could think this would be a good idea?
But I have done the same thing.
allowed pinterest birthday party photos
to make me feel like a dullard
I have ogled Facebook photos
of my friends vacations,
not in an
“I’m so glad for you”
I have, in
drunk the poison elixir of comparison.
we choose to sip from the cup of the joy thief,
we ingest a
biting brew of
a dour drink of discontent
creator knew that the joy thief
would like nothing better than to
strip us of
the joy in our lives.
2 Corinthians 2:10
warns us against the foolishness
of measuring ourselves with others.
David we can choose to say,
“my cup runneth over”.
My cup may be smaller than yours,
it may be wood,
may be gold,
but it’s the cup God trusted me with.
If I compare mine with yours,
I’m saying that God does not
what is best
To be wise,
we must lay down the measuring stick,
the measuring cup.
go ahead, pour up a big ol cup of gratitude,
and start sipping.
That ol joy
he can go pour his poisonous brew
On T.V. perhaps,
where it seems he is
welcomed, encouraged, and celebrated.
I’m going to keep opening up the
Book of Wisdom
and let it’s waters of
keep filling my cup,
and my home.
On Facebook and Pinterest,
I'm going to sip while I interact,
practice as I pin;
as for me and my mouse,
we will serve the Lord.