Saturday, April 20, 2013

It's so nice to be alone today, without the hustle bustle of the world.  To be able to choose what I want to let in . . . . . . to feed me.  To fill me . . . . . to recharge me . . . . . the words that come to me today are "eliminate strife in my life."
How do I do that?  By being difficult to offend, by being honest, by doing things that make me happy, by using the tools in my toolbox., i.e., God box, positive affirmations, resting, meditating, spending time with God, taking care of and loving me, being grateful....

Monday, December 10, 2012

Prayer for the Middle Aged

"Lord, Thou knowest better than I, that I am growing older and will someday be old. Keep me from getting loquacious, and particularly from the fatal habit of thinking I must say something on every subject and on every occasion. Release me from craving to try to straighten out everyone's affairs. Make me thoughtful, but not moody; helpful, but not bossy. With my vast store of wisdom, it seems a pity not to use it all; but Thou knowest, Lord, that I want a few friends at the end, at least enough for pallbearers with a mourner or two. Do not let the editor head my obituary with the words, 'Old crab dies at last, everybody glad.'
"Keep my mind free from the recital of endless details; give me wings to get to the point. Seal my lips on my aches and pains; they are increasing, and love of rehearsing them is becoming sweeter as the years go by. I dare not ask for grace enough to enjoy the tales of others' pains, but help me to endure them with patience. I dare not ask for improved memory, but for a growing humility and a lessening cock-sureness when my memory seems to clash with the memories of others. Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally I may be mistaken.
"Keep me reasonably sweet. I do not want to be a Saint; some of them are so hard to live with, but a sour old woman is one of the crowning works of the devil. Give me the ability to see good things in unexpected places and talents in unexpected people. Give me the grace to tell them so."

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Something I've never done before . . . . .

is upload a video.  This video is a song I play on my keyboard when I'm seeking God's presence, usually before I start my day.

I never knew how to spend time with God.  What do I do?

I'm learning it's by doing anything that draws you closer to His presence, there is no formula.  God is such a personal God.  It can be reading, walking, singing even sleeping.  He's always with me so all I have to turn to Him and say, "Yes, Lord!"

"Shift your focus from your performance to My radiant Presence.

The Light of My Love shines on you continually, regardless of your feelings or behaviors.

Your responsibility is to be receptive to this unconditional Love.

Thankfulness and trust are your primary receptors.

Thank Me for everything; trust in Me at all times.

These simple disciplines will keep you open to My loving Presence."

    taken from "Jesus Calling - Enjoying Peace in His Presence"
            devotional by Sarah Young

You'll have to turn your music player all the way up to hear this song.

This song brings me closer to God and re-centers me when I get off base, which is all the time, lol!

"There is no one else for me, none but Jesus" - by Hillsong

Monday, November 19, 2012

First Time . . . . .

To really blog.  I'm a creative soul and spirit looking for my answers and some love along the way.  I know I was put on this earth for a reason and I know what pain and heartache are, but I'm moving past that now.  I seek to connect to others, to have meaningful relationships that add value to each other's lives and to grow in my faith in mankind and all the magical moments life has to hold.

This week I'm off, so I'm planning a big celebration for Thanksgiving with family and loved ones.  I guess I could blog what I'm thankful for . . . . . .
          people in my life who I love
          people in my life who love me
          my two dogs and my cat
          my humble home
          my noble job
          my health
          and my God who is always with me, through it all, giving me the strength, peace and hope I crave and desperately seek.