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Possibilities

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Possibilities. I love that word. Lately, I’ve had a strong feeling that some very real possibilities are getting ready to open up for me very soon and that is most exciting…most exciting indeed. The possibilities seem endless. How awesome is that?

I’ve been keeping my eyes open for whatever it is that God has planned for me. It’s kind of like waiting for a present. I feel like a little kid waiting for her Daddy to give her a present. You know how it is I’m sure.

Remember when your Daddy would come home from a trip or from being gone for a while and scoop you up into his arms and tell you how much he loved you and you felt like the whole world was smiling? Then would come the consummate question…“what’d you bring me, Daddy?”…and he would smile and out would come the presents!

Possibilities. What are you bringing me, Abba?

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DISCLAIMER: This is NOT about you.

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Oh My Dog…I had Tears

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

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Without God…

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Without God our week would be: Sinday, Mournday, Tearsday, Wasteday, Thirstday, Fightday, Shatterday. Seven days without God makes one weak!!!

(found this on facebook…no idea who penned it originally)

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Recalculating

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Since before the beginning of time, my path in life has been laid out for me…the plans set. Of course, God also knew all along I wouldn’t stick to the plan. He knew I’d get off the path. He knew all of us would…that whole “free will” thing you know. Kind of makes it all inevitable really. The good part is that He made allowances for that…a sort of failsafe if you will.

When I’m toodling down the road going wherever it is I’m going, sometimes my little GPS (Sylvia) dings at me and says, “A better route is available”. Now, I have a decision to make. I can either ignore Sylvia…which happens more often than not…or I can take her advice and check out just where it is she wants to take me…go a way I’ve never been before…try a different way…take a leap of faith into the unknown.

I think God does that with us when we are toodling down the pathways of life too. Of course we get off the path He meant for us to be on…that’s no surprise. He recalculates, dings, and offers us a better route. Being the arrogant, “we know what’s best for us” beings He made us to be, we usually ignore the first few dings and keep going our merry little way getting further and further from where we really ought to be. Good ole free will. Luckily, God still goes with us even if it isn’t His choice for us.

After a while of making a mess of things and making the same mistakes over and over again, we finally get to the point where we are actually waiting and listening for the ding because this time we’re gonna take it no matter what! We are tired of the turmoil, the strife, the stress, there has to be a better way. Okay God, I’m ready now. Where are you? Come on now. Tell me what to do. Hello?

Oh. Forgot all about that whole “Patience is a virtue” thing, huh? Yep. God is not an “On Demand” kind of Supreme Being. Not so much. It’s not all about who screams the loudest or talks the prettiest. We are still in free will mode. Yippee Yahoo. But hey, He is listening…and He is watching…and He won’t leave us. He’s made that promise and he’s proven it more than once.

So, all we have to do is keep on keeping on…just keep doing the best we can. Listen for wisdom and peace. Be kind and generous. Love each other. God is still speaking and no matter how far off the path and into the woods we may find ourselves, there will be a ding and God will say, “A better route is available”. Will you hear Him? Will you listen? I surely hope and pray that I will. I would hate to miss all that He has laid out and waiting for me just because I was too stubborn to go.

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Still

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

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I Know…

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

I know you are not in the wind…and I know you are not in the earthquake. I know you are not in the fire. I know you are the gentle whisper. I know that to be the “gentle whisper” you must be standing right beside me…right where you promised you would always be. I know you will never leave me…not ever. You will guide me and lead me all the days of my life. I know your voice…your still, small voice. I know in this world I will have trials and tribulations…I have before, I am now, and I will again…but I know you have overcome the world. I know your ways are not my ways but I know you love me and nothing will ever separate me from your love. I know you will comfort me in my sorrow and I welcome your embrace.

Thank you, Father. I love you.

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Look Around…Sound Familiar?

Monday, June 9th, 2008

The LORD said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.”

Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.

Maybe it is time for us all to be still and KNOW that HE IS GOD!

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Oh. My. God!

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

This comes by way of Cousin Jill. Take a few minutes and you will be blessed. Meet Louie Giglio and Laminin…

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Right Slap Dab in the Middle!!

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

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It’s Only the World

Monday, May 5th, 2008

It has been one of those days. Lord has it been one of those days!! Then I heard this song and, somehow, I felt a little better. It really is “only the world”. I just needed a little reminder.

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