Sunday, September 26, 2010

Exclaimation Point Moments

In case you didn't know, September 24 was National Punctuation Day.  Sorry if you missed it.  Some might find it hard to believe that punctuation is used for more than expressing emotions in text, but I know that no reader of mine would think that the sole purpose of a colon is to provide the eyes to a side-facing smiley face. :) 

I love exclamation points. I love them when they are used in an exclamatory sentence and when they are needed after an interjectory word. I think I am just an exclamation point kind of a girl. I feel strongly about things. I express my passions with emotion. National Punctuation Day and my love of exclamation points got me to thinking about life. There are some days I think of as exclamation days. The day MGM was born, the day I married My Prince, the day we bought our first house, and many other "big event days" stand out to me as exclamation point days. When I reflect on my exclamation point days I think about the different ways God was at work in my life on those days. They are truly sweet memories that are touch stones for my faith journey. But those days only account for a small portion of my life. What about the rest of the days? What about laundry day, yard work day, changing 7 diapers days? Are those days God is at work too? Yes, of course they are. But am I noticing him? Am I recognizing his hand in my life one the plain old period days? If I am honest, I have to say, not as much as I would like to. I must be missing so much of what God has for me!

Lord, by your grace, help me hear you, see you at work, and know you more everyday of my life.

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