Monday, January 25, 2010

Putting the "Blah" in Blogging

I should be inspired today.

I'm not.

I've got a good old-fashioned case of the mulley-grubs, as my mother would call it (them? I'm guessing at the grammar and the spelling of this useful term.). Call them the January blues if a countrified word doesn't work for you.

Skies are gray, students are whiny, spouses are cranky.

I'm (*sigh*) sort of down.

A verse comes to mind:
" Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me?

See? Even psalmists get the mulley-grubs.

"Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God."

Yet I will praise Him.

For an awesome husband and great kids.

For a Saturday visit with an old friend from college.

For a precious mentor who plans to meet me weekly for prayer and study.

For relief from back pain.

For dozens and dozens of people and circumstances that enrich my days.

Most of all, for Himself, the Savior King.

So, even though I'm feeling blah and this post is a little blah too, I don't escape the privilege and responsibility of praise, because, truthfully, God isn't having the mulley-grubs.
He's still being and doing all that is perfect, righteous, and holy.
Just like every day.
"By day the Lord directs His love (whether I feel it or not)
at night His song is with me (even if I choose not listen for it)--
a prayer to the God of my life." Psalm 42:5,8

" Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."
Hebrews 13:8


  1. Ginger,
    Thank you so much for the nice comment!!! I've been discouraged lately and feeling a little beat up by the world, but reading all these blog posts from you and a few others has really been helping. God knew what he was doing when he invented the Internet. ;)

    And I'm totally stealing your mom's word! I can't wait to share it with my kids :). Last week, I told them to stop dillydallying and they cracked up because they thought I made up such a silly word... then I showed them it's in the dictionary. :)

    Hugs to you!!!! And thanks for this inspirational post today.

  2. For feeling blah - you sure posted some good stuff. I love what you said about God, He doesn't have the mully-grubs. Thank you for the lift - I needed it! Praise the Lord! Jenn

  3. Oh, the mulley-grubs....I have not thought of or used that word in years and years. It brings back many memories for me. My mom always said it and so did my dad. Fortunately, the mulley-grubs are not terminal and God has the cure. Just a little praisin' will cure them right up, my friend.


  4. Mulley-grubs, I love it! Not the mulley-grubs themselves, but the saying. Love old sayings. As for your post, you are so right about realizing our blessings. It's so easy to get into a funk, but when we think of all that is good somehow we are lifted up. I hope tomorrow is mulley-grub free!

  5. Mulley-grubs!! I love that word. Gonna have to throw that one into the every day conversation. I know a few folks going through the mulley-grubs right now and I think it's the Jamuary blues, as you said.

    Thank you for sharing God's word in answer to the mulley-grubs. His word is so powerful.

  6. Your heart of thanksgiving on a blah day must be sweet music to His ears!

    Mulley- grubs made me laugh!

    Blessings to you dear one!