Friday, April 22, 2011

Changes are coming!

It's Easter weekend and after writing the last post, I thought this a great opportunity for a new start.

THE GOAL:  To intentionally get out and live.

So my Good Friday began at 7:30am... made coffee :)  and sat down to work on my latest Beth Moore Bible Study- Steppin Up: A Journey through the Psalms of Ascent.  Briefly check to see if there were any important emails.  Finished reading the latest missionary story on Amy Carmichael (more to come), made travel arrangements, changed into beachwear, and set out east. 

Spent the day with Whitney and Isla... worked on a craft project for Isla's weekly pictures, cut out with the cricut... had lunch with Whitney and then headed to 20 mile beach were we sat under a palm tree talking story for almost 4 hours while baby Isla slept.  Went back to Whit's house where we had dinner and talked story til 10pm.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

A new step

Recently while listening to a boundless podcast (,  I was encouraged that even though I am single, I should spend time with others... not just other singles or by myself.  The goal is to gain insight and wisdom from others going through life situations- ie. communication, leadership, child-rearing, how to submit, etc.

As a recent pattern, I have noticed, I don't leave the house... I don't fellowship with others (except via facebook- and that is not true communication) and I don't get much done at home.  These things then lead into a downward spiral... I got nothing accomplished... I'm useless... How is this serving and glorifying God? ... yada... yada... yada...

Something needs to change!

"In the Stars His handiwork I see..."

Tonight, I broke the pattern of my normal evening routine.  Normally after dinner, a little tv (ie. Bones) while checking email, and finishing a couple of projects, I head to bed to read a couple of chapters in the latest book before drifting off to sleep.  With tomorrow being Good Friday and having the day off, I worked on a mother's day project til 10pm.  The news came on and they mentioned a meteor shower go on so I deviated from my norm!

I love looking at the stars so with a lawn chair already perched out back, I donned a sweatshirt over my pj's and grabbed a pillow and blanket.  The cool night air (ok... it is 76 degrees at 10 o'clock pm and that's chilly) and the silence of the neighborhood made for a peaceful time.  As I lay there, I could truly feel the presence of my Lord, say "Be still and know that I am God."  The breathtaking majesty of his immense creation screams silence.  After a headspinning couple of weeks with vertigo to "Be still" was amazing!!!

I spent the time looking at the handiwork of the divine creator, God, realizing how much He has done and how little I deserve it.  Just as Abraham in Genesis when God has him look up at the sky and tells him his decendants will be as numerous as the stars in the sky, I am humbled that God chooses to use me.

Here I was, prior to this, having some issues with being "alone" and God reminded me that He is with me and will never leave me or forsake me!