Lately I've had alot of challenges with Gideon....don't be fooled by all the glossy images on this blog!! While he is bright, energetic, and loving at times, the other half of the time he is trying and rebellious!! These words by John Ortberg from the Mt.Ararat blog really encouraged me this week, God really gives us what we need and connects to our uniqueness.

“He had Abraham take a walk,

Elijah take a nap,

Joshua take a lap,

Adam take the rap.

He gave Moses a 40-year timeout,

He gave David a harp and a dance,

He gave Paul a pen and a scroll.

He wrestled with Jacob,

argued with Job,

whispered to Elijah,

warned Cain,

and comforted Hagar.

He gave Aaron an altar,

Miriam a song,

Gideon a fleece,

Peter a name,

and Elisha a mantle.

Jesus was stern with the young rich ruler,

tender with the woman caught in adultery,

patient with the disciples,

blistering with the scribes,

gentle with the children,

and gracious with the theif on the cross.”

by John Ortberg