Saturday, November 7, 2009


"Where did you put my keys?" He said with such conviction. I reminded my husband I threw them back in his drawer. We have a basket where we keep car keys, house keys or lawn mower keys, but he decided months ago he hated digging through that basket every time he left the house. So he designated a spot for his car keys. That morning I ran to the bank, in his car because it was behind my car. I came home, opened the drawer and dropped his keys back where I found them. I came back in the office and started working. Somehow, I got the date mixed up. I jumped ahead a week. When he came in the office, because he couldn't find his keys, the fact that I didn't know what day it was confirmed his suspicions. I misplaced his keys. For a moment, I doubted what I had done with the keys. I went to the kitchen, pulled open the drawer and looked at the empty spot where they keys should have been. I stood for a moment trying to retrace my steps. He was becoming more impatient as the time neared his tee-off time. I walked over to my husband and patted the pockets of the shorts he was wearing. He wasn't sure how to apologize. Ecclesiastes 5:2 Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few. It is easy to judge someone else, to place the blame on another person. It's hard to admit when we are the ones who need to be accountable for our own actions. Romans 3:19 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. I see so many people today who are quick to judge their neighbor. I pray that I will always have a forgiving heart. That I will, like the old hymn, 'Turn my eyes upon Jesus, Look full in His wonderful face." When I am on my knees, or reading His word I feel overwhelming joy. I try to stay in His word. I try to live His word. I try to share His word.


Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Great Post. And it comes at an important time in my life. Thanks for sharing something so important.

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

Thanks my ever faithful friend! I love you!!!!