Monday Evening Prayer
A good friend of mine unexpectedly lost her husband. A couple of months later we were going for a run together, chatting about nothing. She asked me what my dinner plans were. I told her my hubby wanted my homemade chili and cornbread, but i didn’t feel like stopping at the store. We ran on for a few more minutes when she quietly said, “Make the chili.”
It took me a few minutes to realize we were no longer talking about dinner. It was about going out of your way to do something for someone you love because at any moment, they could unexpectedly be taken from you. So today I’m sharing with you the wisdom handed to me by my dear friend. I’ve thought of it many times since that day. The next time someone you love wants you to go for a walk, watch a football game or play a board game, just put your phone down and give them your undivided attention. Just do it. “Make the chili.”
As we all get busy with the holidays, it is a nice reminder to take time to “make the chili.” Create the special moments with your family and friends. We never know what moment may be our last. We have to be intentional in making time as time is the one thing we don’t have more of. We need to make the chili!
Heavenly Father, Thank you for your great love and blessings over our lives. Uplift the hearts of Your people and continue to shine Your unwavering light upon them. May You bless and protect all who need your comfort, love and peace during this season. Provide for their needs and show Your favor upon them. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.
1 Corinthians 10:24
I am a grief counselor, certified grief educator, certified professional life coach, speaker, and writer dedicated to helping you navigate through life and loss. My greatest joy is to help others, to have the honor to listen to your story, and to offer hope. I am truly grateful and it is my privilege to be on this journey with you.
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