Love doesn’t sweat the small stuff…

by Craig on October 13, 2011

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Well, okay, if you’re an elephant there is good reason…

did you know that mice can actually kill elephants?

Anyway…

Two days ago my precious blogs…
and my blogs are my children…
they went missing.

This made me sad.

I contact my host company. Their rep says not to worry, all should be well in 15 to 45 minutes.

It’s a WWLD moment – (what would love do)…
and love doesn’t sweat the little stuff…
so although I’m sad…
I let it go…

even though my blogs children are missing…

and 15-45 minutes becomes an hour – then two…

and I stay fairly calm considering the missing children blogs…

and two hours becomes three, then four, then 5…

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And silly, I know, but I think, “If my blogs don’t exist…then…?”

Soon the children blogs were missing for six hours.

During the 6th hour of the ordeal the rep informed me that there was a “data corruption” deal on my server. It sounded like a monumentally horrific and irrepairable simple enough thing – and given my very savvy technological mind I totally understood had no idea what he meant.

And I think, “I haven’t been receiving those little emails confirming my blogs have been backed up for a long time now.”

And I was informed that even if, by some miracle, my children blogs were returned they could make no promises concerning fingers and/or toes.

Really now?

Oh, and I’m told that some “suspended” accounts are causing big trouble on my little server. I think, “Why, FOR THE SAKE OF ALL THAT IS GOOD AND HOLY pray tell, would suspended accounts be on my precious little server anyway?”

The uncaring and merciless concerned rep then types out a message informing me that unlike other host companies, this particular one will refund my money should they never be able to return my children blogs. I’ll have no children blogs, but I’ll have as many as dozens of dollars to fill the void!

This…

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…is not comforting.

But I kept reminding myself that Love does not sweat the small stuff. And though this felt big – it was really – seriously – considering all possibilities…

small…

And since my blogs were down for nearly half the day, I decided that I’d leave both posts up for an extra day on Wednesday.

And I used the time to actually write two more posts…
not sweat the small stuff…
turn lemons to lemonade…
get ahead of the curve…

I did love…

I felt good about that…

It was a good plan…

a really good plan…

except…

please join me over at Deep Into Scripture  for that “except” part

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Dawn October 13, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Dear Craig,

Part I is for me. I have spent the past two days trying to compress a file which contained my job application to 2 MB’s. Do you know how little 2 MB’s are? I could not recount how I orient students to a class in 2 MB’s let alone tell them my whole teaching history!!! Ahhhh, finally I found a helpful person who knew what she was really doing and I got the job done. I was beginning to think it was impossible and, maybe it was, but God can do amazing things with materials (the 2 bread and 5 fishes entree for 5000 is one “thing” that comes to mind).

Bless you. If it took losing 2 posts to get this wonderful parable on salvation. I’d say it was worth it, but then I don’t know what the 2 lost posts said.

Enjoying what’s here now,
Dawn

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Craig October 13, 2011 at 5:02 pm

first, Dawn, no, I don’t know how little 2 MB is ツseriously. I’m glad you found your friend. And yes, God CAN do cool stuff. No? And it was such a shock to get up at 4 AM. Thinking I had posts pretty much ready to go – just had to edit and find pictures – then I could get a jump on the day. Instead there was nothing – and a whole bunch more lost – and so I threw this together while in my sackcloth and ashes. I really didn’t like it much. And I re-edited it it about a thousand times after posting. So for you to say that it worked out well – that means a lot. Everything you say means a lot ツ and Amen – I have to enjoy what’s here – now. God bless you Dawn.

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Debbie October 14, 2011 at 8:49 am

I am enjoying what is here now too! But . . .I can imagine what it felt like to come to your computer and find your work was gone. It makes my tummy hurt for you!
I love the way you write, Craig! God bless you and this excellent lesson on salvation!

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Craig October 15, 2011 at 8:03 am

what it felt like Deb – was there was no way I was going to be able to get a post up – much less one on both blogs – and I was sleepy – and groggy – and yes – really, really, upset. But I plowed on through – I guess that’s what we need to do – right? And thank you Debbie – remember how I used to write? Amber Haines told me once that the blog would be different from the way it started – it kind of is – and my writing – it’s grown – hasn’t it?

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Layla Payton October 14, 2011 at 11:41 pm

Ummm…I would have totally freaked out over you blogs being gone!!! I am SO thankful they are back. :)

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Craig October 15, 2011 at 7:59 am

it was very” freak out” worthy. And they were gone – for half a day. I think people who write on blogger may be used to it going down periodically – but WordPress – and my hosting company – are supposed to be 99.9% crashproof. The 1% has been coming out of little bit lately. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr. Anyway – it really is all good – even if I don’t notice it – even if I don’t feel it. God bless you my friend.

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