A huge departure from my “normal” here…

I’ve been obviously absent from my blog for some time now.  It wasn’t intentional.  I’ve been distracted.  Apparently my blog isn’t the only part of my day from which I have been distracted and unintentionally obviously absent…  life has been hurting.  It’s been hurting A LOT.  Sooooo… here we go…  how could I be so stupid?  How did I not see what was happening?  Trust me, all of this blabbering WILL start to make sense… eventually.  So here “we” go.  Stick with me.  Or don’t.  I’m trying to heal here and nothing makes sense today.

praying hands

Dear Heavenly Father,

Today, 7/11/2015, I put every bit of my faith, trust, hope in you.  This pain I am experiencing is not from you.  I know that.  You are the Great Physician.  You make all things new.  You bring healing.  I admit that I’ve tried everything else when I should have turned to you.  Please forgive me.  I love you but even more so YOU love ME.  Facebook, phone calls, emails, none of them are as healing and powerful as you.  I’m not coming to you today just to feel better.  I am coming to you because it is where I belong.  It is where I am supposed to go.  It is the right thing to do.  Your word says you will NEVER leave me nor forsake me.  I am so sorry that I have been distracted & unfaithful to you.  I’d like to say it won’t happen again.  You know me.  It will happen again but I’m really going to try to turn a new leaf.  Now let’s see where you lead us together.

Amen.

Stay tuned… please…

I pledge to LOVE THE LIFE I LIVE…

watching aloneFor many, too many, years of my 61 years on earth, I have watched life from the sidelines.  While others LIVED, I watched.  I was the one who made things happen for others.  I’m a giver, not much of a taker.  That life is OKay for a while but sooner or later you want to be OUT THERE.  You want to participate, too.  You don’t want to be the last kid who is chosen for the team.

merry go round

The man who runs the Merry-Go-Round has a great view… he pushes the buttons that give the riders so much joy and pleasure.  He stands in the center of the action and watches those beautifully painted horses go round and round and round about him.  As long as he follows the instructions, everything runs smoothly.

But IMAGINE!!! What if one day he pushes the buttons and instead of the horses going round and round and round… the horses decide to JUMP OFF!!!

merry go round horses jumping

That’s me… those horses who are going to jump off from the dizzying merry-go-round.  I’m going to be the girl who grabbed the BRASS RING!!!

merry go round brass ring

NO MORE SITTING OUT IN THE FIELD ALONE!

in field alone

Life truly was meant to be lived.  God made it that way…

He created this beautiful earth for us to ENJOY!

God doesn’t care if we get our clothing dirty.

He doesn’t care if we play in the creek where the cows pee.

He will protect us from the snakes that might nip at our feet.

So bye-bye Merry-Go-Round… it’s been a good ride but I’m tired of spinning in circles and going nowhere.

spinning

God has plans for me… plans to prosper and not to harm… plans filled with HOPE and a FUTURE… but I can’t grab that life if I sit and do nothing.  I need to do my part.  So WATCH OUT WORLD… HERE SHE COMES!!!

My Favorite Things for today – A Blessed Sunday

Today’s list is almost like going to a buffet… it has a lot of variety!

  • Worship this morning… will 10:45 never arrive?
  • My Bible – every day it is the BEST read
  • The phone – a new number being added to the list of callers 🙂
  • LAUGHTER – sometimes for no reason at all!
  • Our world – God’s omniscience over all of it.
  • HOPE – FUTURE – PROSPER

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Jeremiah 29:11  For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future…

Thank you Lord.  Amen.