Huh? I Wasn’t Listening.

Michael posing as a reminder to me 🙂

About a year ago, I wrote the following words into my Jesus Calling Devotional: When you worry, you think about the past and the future. Live in the present moment now!

It was a perfect reminder to me this morning, because my mind was wandering thinking about the disturbing news that I had just read a little before that. I mean, seriously, once you read the news today, your mind cannot help but want to spiral into a thousand “what-ifs” of crap scenarios.
Michael had just finished reading the devotional to me and I didn’t hear a dang thing he said except for the last part because I remember writing it last year. My mind was on the future.  I was worrying. 
Instead of enjoying the precious moment of love and fellowship that I should have been having with my hubs, I squandered it, on stuff that probably won’t ever happen. What a waste of our most precious resource – time.
When I caught myself, I stopped it. I was doing what the devil wants us to do. He planted that seed and I was watering it. So I stopped it. I let that sucka dry out and die right then and there.
I resolved to live in the present moment, listen to God’s word and give my full attention to my Michael. A calm came over me as he patiently re-read the devotional to me.
In His most perfect timing, the whole page of the reading was about being present with God.

Thank you so much for reading today. I hope that I made you smile and think a little bit. To reach me, visit

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