A Weekend of Highs and Lows

Listen, y’all. I know it’s now the middle of the week, but who said you can’t blog about your weekend on a Wednesday morning? Better late than never, right?

We’ll start with Friday:

I had the great joy of meeting my coworkers at Luby’s for lunch to start out my day. After a full day at the office on Thursday because of Girl’s Bible study that evening, I had a slow morning at home on Friday. Little did I know, it was just a snapshot of what my weekend would hold because low and behold, Friday morning (well, it really all started Thursday moring) I woke up feeling about 50% like myself.

That was a low.

But, that meant I got to drink out of my favorite coffee cup. I’m here to testify that there’s not a cup on earth that makes me happier than this one.

That was was a high.

(For those that are curious, the mug is from Anthropologie. They make great gifts! In fact, I’ve been given two. Double the pleasure!)

Once I made it to the office I diagnosed myself with a head cold, a sinus infection and a bad case of allergies. You know I wasn’t’ feeling great when I turned down a free ticket to the Houston Rodeo to see Tim McGraw. Can you say bummer? Mentally I was dying to go, and had one foot in the door, but physically, my body was begging me not to give in. I ended up not going afterall. Although it was wise, that was a low.

However, after administering drugs to myself in the form of Tylenol Sinus and Congestion I was able to attend a party hosted by my friend where she was selling cute jewelry and fun things where the proceeds went towards an adoption fund. That turned into a hilarious, tear-inducing, stomach hurting laughter girls night. Is there anything better? That was a high.


I slept in. That was obviously a high.

Then, in quite the foggy state, I was able to get myself somewhat presentable to meet my BFF for an early lunch at a local Chinese restaurant. Our favorite. The fogginess was lifted by Ellie. Also known as Jen’s baby, and my current obsession.

How could you not be in love with this eight-month-old bundle of love? Sigh.

That was an obvious high.

Right after that I went to a one year old birthday party for another friend. I joked at lunch that I need to borrow a baby for the party! I was right. I may have been the only one without a child. Except I’m totally kidding. Kind of.

Can you even stand this smash cake cuteness? Too much. Happy birthday, Moses!

By now you may realize that my life has no lack of cute children in it, and for that I am very grateful.

Straight from the party, I headed to the Woodlands to attend the Chris Tomlin Burning Lights tour. It was the perfect evening to sit on the lawn. Beautiful weather. Beautiful music. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion is an outdoor concert venue that is really neat when Houston decides to have pretty weather. When Chris Tomlin and Kari Jobe sang Crown Him I was done. And I mean that in the most endearing way. What is it about that song, y’all? If you’ve not heard their rendition, I feel sorry for you. It is incredible.

The entire concert was a high. (If the tour is coming to a city near you, I’d encourage you to do all you can to get a ticket and GO). The minute I left I felt myself crashing, and quickly. On top of that, I officially sounded like a man. It was lovely.

That was a low.

I was supposed to sing the next morning at church, but decided right then that it would not be a sweet sound to the Lord, nor to anybody else. So feeling terrible, I bowed out gracefully.

I skipped church the next morning, got a really good night of sleep and nursed my wounds, both emotionally and physically. I hate missing church! My sweet mom brought me chicken noodle soup, and by 5:00 I was feeling good enough to go to the evening service. And I am so glad I did. It was so good! Pastor Curtis brought a strong word on unity in the church, and worship was just sweet.

That was a high.

Although I was on the mend, I woke up Monday morning still sounding very manly (an obvious low), decided I didn’t need an entire sick day, just half of one, but when Sabrina told me to stay home and rest, I didn’t argue. It was best for all involved. You never know how great you don’t feel until you sleep the day away. Apparently I needed the rest.

So, here I am, back and work, grateful to be here and feeling 85% like myself. Praise God!

And now I’m not sure how to end this post. And I’m laughing. Maybe I should just ask you to share a high and low from your week should you care to share it! You know, since it’s Wednesday and all.

Oh, wait! You want to know another high from my weekend? The Passion 2013 “Let the Future Begin” CD was released. I don’t think I need to explain to you that it’s been on repeat since I retrieved it from my mailbox on Sunday. You have to get it!

(You can get it practically anywhere. Target, Walmart, iTunes, and so on. Just don’t miss out on the blessing it is!)

Okay, that was a much better way to end this post. At the very least, it was a takeaway for you, my friends.

Happy Wednesday!


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  1. 51
    Megan says:

    my highs and lows when it come to last weekend were:

    My highs were that I got to see a great concert on Friday night(Tim McGraw) with great friend but also a low cause these great friends kept me out way too late knowing I had to work early(5am) the next morning!!Another High was on Saturday I went to another beyond amazing concert (Chris Tomlin)with amazing friends!!And of coarse this event had its low and that was feeling abandoned by some of those amazing friends! Then on Sunday cause of a missing understanding with my parents I slept right through church were for me it was the lowest of lows!! but all is good now!!

  2. 52
    Patti Hayes says:

    For the glory of God, and for the renown of Christ, and only by the power of His Holy Spirit, after 15 months – three of them more intense than the first 12 – I have finished committing to heart and memory the book of James. This morning, as those cherished, and now familiar words of a cherished saint’s letter flowed from my mouth, I experienced the most unexpected, powerful, grace-filled, healing, full-circle moment of my 51-year-old life. Not only did I have the joy of saying and praying the letter over my family of faith, but in just a moment, I will finally get to click on the “Memorized James” icon. How great, and gracious is our God, because the powerful, grace-filled, full-circle moments did not stop there, they have continued to flow as this day of grace for me continues to unfold. This feels like redemption!
    Much love to all of you,
    Patti Hayes

  3. 53
    Mollie Malone says:

    Mollie from Garland, TX 🙂

    “‘Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.’ This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it.”
    1 Timothy 4:8-9 (NLT)

  4. 54
    Lori Knowles says:

    Lori K, Ooltewah,TN
    Psalms 28:7 The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to Him in song.

  5. 55
    Susan Knowles says:

    Hope you are feeling healthy again since it’s already the next weekend!I saw the Burning Lights Tour in Tampa, FL last night and it was fabulous as Chris Tomlin concerts tend to be. I am also enjoying the new Passion CD

  6. 56
    Amanda M. says:

    Amanda M., Columbus, OH – “Thus says the LORD: ‘Let not the wise man boast in His wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the LORD.'” Jeremiah 9:23-24 ESV

  7. 57
    Lynn says:

    I have the exact same mug! Love it!

    Glad you’re feeling better 🙂

  8. 58
    Michelle says:

    I’m writing in, I don’t respond to much, but I come here when I need a girlfriend fix. It just feels right and I always feel joyful in reading these posts and responses. I also enjoy the SSMT thing You ladies have going. I don’t memorize, but I sure do enjoy the heck out of reading the ones you ladies memorize. They always end up feeding my so well. I just love the clothes that Beth comes up with to wear. That is her style and I enjoy those clothes. It’s like she models her closet! 🙂

    I don’t have favorite clothes or anything like that. You ladies have encouraged me to dig out my ipod. It has sat on the shelf for a very long time, because during my commute, I’m on a city bus and with phones on my head I miss out on opportunities to associate with people, and that is very hard. I’m more of a social person than that and feel a need, like a moral one, to be available. I don’t always like it, but that is just a way of life that I have become accustomed to. I’m too old to walk around with my head lost in music, at least in public. I don’t mind so much when I’m at home.

    My High this week: Coming up out of a mental slump I had earlier which was my low. I’m in a job search, going to school for teaching, but the financial aid is just about to run out. Already have a bachelor’s in English that hasn’t paid off yet, etc. A product of our slow economy and living in a small town, which I really feel God has called me to. Just been feeling down about being in that search for a job. Would love to have a REAL job that isn’t min wage, but also know will have to accept the low wage if that’s all there is. Doesn’t make it stink any less. I know God has a bigger plan that I can’t see. Just with He would give me a glimpse, so I can know which way to go. He has me “marching off the map” like Abraham though. As much as it is invigorating, I don’t like not knowing how things are going to work, but God repeatedly has asked me to trust Him and I keep saying ok, but then I resist too!

    I love reading this blog, have been reading it since I participated in an Esther study four years or so ago.

  9. 59
    Sarah, Plainfield, IN says:

    Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done. NIV Luke 22:42

  10. 60
    Terri says:

    But by the grace (the unmerited favor and blessing) of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not (found to be) for nothing (fruitless and without effect)…
    I Corinthians 15:10 (Amplified)

  11. 61
    Tara, Hartford Iowa says:

    James 1:12
    Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love Him.

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