This morning had such promise. I woke up early (well before the alarm) and got ready for a beautiful day. Kristen made some extra coffee and since I had extra time I made myself a cup. I sat in the living room, drinking a hot cup of coffee. It was so nice. I wasn't reading anything, or watching anything, or listening to anything. It was just coffee and silence and my thoughts. It was a great quiet time, in the sense that it really was quiet and peaceful. Just time alone with my Lord, simply sitting in His presence.
After coffee and quiet, I got up and prepared to leave the house. That's when I saw the beast. A HUGE cockroach was blocking my exit. I thought about hollering for Dinah to come down and rescue me, but I had a sense that she might not be much help. Sorry Dinah.
My mind was racing. Should I leave the room to get roach spray and take the risk that it would run away and disappear? Or should I stand there staring at it's evilness and pray the Lord would strike it down before me? I have full faith in the Lord, but I opted for the spray.
I ran into the kitchen to get the spray and ran back into the living room prepared for my duel. I sprayed that sucker and it started running TOWARD me! That's when I started shrieking. Why do they have to run toward me??? If I am the one killing you, wouldn't you want to run away from me?
Dinah heard my screams and came downstairs. She calmly surveyed the situation and told me simply "they sense your fear." By this time there was roach spray all over the floor and the beast was still not dead. He finally collapsed. I got some paper towels to wipe up the floor...but he was right there and I couldn't get close enough. I had to go get the broom and use it to push the paper towels around on the floor. I am desperately hoping one of my roommates has pity on me and removes his corpse from the house before I get home.