“I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I¬†focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the¬†heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” Philippians 3:12-14 (NLT)

Mowing the Grass-1

Today I mowed the grass.

Yeah, I know. Not a big deal. You’re right. Totally not a big deal.

Unless you don’t have a lawnmower. And you are completely dependent on others to mow your grass for you. And your heart’s desire was to use an old-timey mower (new, of course) to get a good work-out and help the environment but you find you don’t have enough horsepower to mow a yard your size.

So, when hubs announced that my father-in-law had fixed my mother’s old push mower (everything except the self-propel worked), I jumped at the chance to get it back and mow my grass.

I’m sure most of you are thinking I’m bonkers. I’m not going to argue with you, but I’m going to explain why this was such a big deal for me. (more…)