Hello Blogging World

It’s 2016! A new beginning and new resolutions after much evaluating of the prior year. One being coming into blogging world more often.  I’ve been away awhile.  Tonight ends my winter break and I’ve had a chance to recharge and refuel! It was wonderful!

My day ends with a daily devotion of PRAISE.  Praise can be song, words, dance, writing, poems, stories, testimony!  I will begin my year with words and songs of praise. As I write in my journal which I’ve finished tonight, and ready to begin a new one, my spirit rejoices when I meditate on what praise means. It means to fill with joy for tomorrow, for work, for the weak and the struggling– to be strong for them. To be the light of the world they need, we need, our town needs, our country, our world needs! We need it, cannot be without it, it’s a gift, it’s amazing!

So let’s write a story, a poem, a song, and hug a friend. It’s a great way to begin the new year! It will be great!

Prayer of Thanks

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“And Jacob suffered for 2 decades, waiting to come home.  The WHOLE time, God watched him and followed him, he was with him, never leaving.” Citychurch, D. Saathoff

Thank you, Jesus

for being with me.

Even when I thought you weren’t.

I trust you, and I rejoice.

I will live, laugh and love,

because I trust you.

I will circle the things that

are yearning in my heart today,

present them to you…and thank you!

And rejoice because you are watching me and

following me.

Hallelujah!

 

A Car Named Worry

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Day 14

I was driving a car named Worry today. It didn’t really get me anywhere today but just a place called Nervesville. The place was a real drag in that everyone in it was a basket case! I would try to take a detour to Chorestown and at first, it went well. I was able to pick up in my room and master bath. I felt content in arranging the shirts in the closet. But the whining of self pity crept into town and dragged me out. Before I knew it, I was back in Worry. Worry would whisper to me of all the possibilities that could go wrong in surgery. It reminded me of my children and husband who still need me. The drive was just way too long. So I stopped….

I pulled out my bible and God reminded me of the Holy Spirit in Romans 8:26-27. He reminded me to pray and talk to Him. So I prayed…. and Worry drove away without me.