Apr 6, 2009

Heidi Newfield Is A Troubador From Nantucket

I want this post to mean something, really I do. But that title is rreeeaalllyy not helping. Allow me to explain.

The Attorney General has decided that my blog is really not "up to par" with his expectations. My blog is not generating enough buzz as, say, John Mayers. And my Twitter followers are not as many as Ashton Kutcher (but maybe that's because I haven't twittered since God was a boy.) So I've promised him that I would try and devote as much time to my blog as I do to Golden Girls re-runs (which is quite a lot, I must admit.) He spent 104 hours this weekend trying to convince me that using Google's "hot" trend words in my title would be a good place to start.

I would now like to show you what the Google hot trends words are for today:

Heidi Newfield
Kenney Chesney
Reba McEntire
There once was a man from Nantucket
Johnny and June

Well, that should be easy.

So here's what I've decided. For the rest of this week I will include hot trend words in my post title, whether they have a blame thing to do with it or not. Most times, they will have absolutely nothing to do with it. But I really want the man to be proud of me because oftentimes when he's proud he brings me home a malt from Marble Slab, and well, I'm a happy camper when that happens. So that explains why this week you will find my post titles rather intriguing. Just wanted to let you know.

But on to Monday's actual dealings:

This weekend was a precious one...

There was a zoo day with two kiddos in monkey hats drinking juice out of beaver bottles, with two parents who thought a family of four looked really good on them.

There were long naps in a very full bed under slow moving ceiling fans.

There were hot baths of Johnson and Johnson Bed-time Bath that make kids smell like tiny miracles and makes sleep come quicker, easier.

There was a date night, a vineyard, a slow meal over Italian food and completely comfortable conversation with my best friend and true love.

There was a wonderful worship service at church with people I love and community like nowhere I've ever known.

It was a wonderful weekend. But today is Monday. It's Monday for me and it's Monday for you, mama. And by mama, I mean you. Yes, you! You right there!

You who woke up today and wondered if this Monday would be as hectic and relentless as last Monday. It's for those of you who woke up on Friday and wondered where in the world your week went and what at all you accomplished. All you who fell into bed each and every night with tired feet and sore legs. Those of you who looked in the mirror and saw scream lines instead of laugh lines. It's for those of you who whispered, "Jesus, please give me strength. Or I shall surely kill this child." Or "I need you now, Lord. NOW!"

Yes, Monday is here. And so it might be a good time to say this prayer together. I'll start:

Lord, today is Monday and Friday seems waaaay too far away.
Won't you help me?
It was you who said in 2 Corinthians,
"My grace is enough for you; for My strength and power are made perfect and show themselves most effective in weakness."
Well, here I am Lord. Show yourself perfect!
Because if there is one thing I am, it is weak.
So do for me (and my kids and my husband, my finances and my heart)
what I cannot do for myself.
Psalms tells me and I know from experience that "my flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the Rock and firm Strength of my heart and my Portion forever."
Your Word reminds us that you give "power to the faint and weary, and to him who has no might He increases strength."
That's me!
I admit my weakness and total dependence on you.
Thank you that today, this Monday, and every morning that I wake up I can most assuredly say that, "In the day when I called, You answered me; and You strengthened me with strength (might and inflexibility to temptation) in my inner self."
You do for me what I cannot do for myself.
I love you.
I serve you.
Now and forever.

Remember, if Heidi Newfield is a troubador, then my lovelies, so are you. Happy Monday.


Susie from Bienvenue said...

Thank you! I needed that Monday morning get up and go prayer. Hope you have a great one~

B said...

Buzz Buzz
I'm totally into your blog!

Melissa said...

I love your words, sweet girlfriend. I have now copied and pasted this to add to my journal so I can pray it every Monday. You will always be a blogger I look forward too.

The other Melissa

Rose said...

Thank you so much for that prayer!! I truly needed it. I have so much to do this week and it helped to start my day and week off on the right note!! I love reading your blog, and I love that you are my friend!!

Anonymous said...

You should know that your efforts paid off you are the number one on google search for "Heidi Newfield Is A Troubador From Nantucket" LOL. I dont usualy post comments here but i couldnt resist today. You are my favorite blogger!

Carrie said...

Love the prayer - definitely something we all need! :)

Melissa Lee said...


Stephanie from Bienvenue - Thanks Steph, I did have a pretty good one. Hope you did as well.

B - What's all the buzz about? Who are you? Show yourself little bee... And keep coming back now, ya hear?

"Other" Melissa - I stood out in the hallway and talked for 45 minutes when I should have been in church yesterday and STILL forgot to come look for you in the library. I must not want that bread too bad, huh? But I do, I do. Thanks for reading.

Rose - It was the least I could do. I hope your week goes well. If you need an ear or a shoulder, I'm just an email away. And I am your friend!! For sure.

Rae - And that was my favorite comment of the day. You truly made me laugh out loud. If all you have to do is google Heidi Newfield is a Troubador from Nantucket, we have really got to find you more to do. (ha)

Carrie - Thanks girl, glad it resonated with you as it did with me. Let's pray for each other, 'k?


Janis said...

I know there is a reason I didn't get to read your blog today until 10:30 at night even though you are usually the first one I check. God knew I would need to read that after the way the last five hours have gone. Thank you Lord for demonstrating your omniscience yet again and thank you Melissa for being faithful!

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