The Holy Ordinary


There are temples all over this place.
The dining room table, the kitchen sink, underneath the pear tree, the halls I walk at the hospital where I work…no tall arches or stained glass, no austere organ music or deep mahogany.  Just these hands, this body, these people I weave in and out of every day.
I remind myself of this each day—each ordinary day: the ground I walk on is holy.
On this ordinary day my two boys are home from school on a long weekend. I’ve taken the day off of work for their well-visits with the pediatrician. Here I learn we are behind on vaccines. And my eldest still has those big holes in the top of each eardrum. And today we find out his vision is impaired too.
The doctor shakes his head. And then he starts talking about surgery for the boy’s ears. Six shots and two flu mists later, we leave, armed with an order for blood work and a referral to a local optometrist.
We get home in the late afternoon and I do laundry, try to write a little, someone has stopped up the toilet, and I’ve promised a friend to stop by with dinner for a chance to hold her beautiful new baby.
Will you join me for the rest of this story over at The High Calling? 

Comments

  1. pam says

    Hmmm, feeling a little sermon to myself coming on, stirred by your thoughts of God in your day. He is in every moment when we are His. Learning to flow with each specific day, not looking ahead, but being alive in this moment seems to be my view today. This year Easter has stuck with me in a new way that makes me so new. Easter will not end because EVERY day I can remember that the tomb is empty, He is enough, I have ALL I need because He sits at the right hand of our Father. So yes indeed, each moment is holy because we do not walk it alone, we are constantly learning how to see those moments through His eyes. Learning by grace, learning His ways, breathing out to be still…because the tomb is empty and this is indeed HOLY GROUND, because I do not walk alone. Prayers for healings, prayers for the momma, peace

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  3. Being Woven says

    Remembering this in each moment is my desire rather than feeling frustrated or overwhelmed or whatever. I want to know in my heart that this moment is holy and that it will never pass this way again. Walking on holy ground no matter where and no matter what … He is in my presence. Thank you, Laura.
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda

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