Thursday, January 21, 2016

Ya;ll? 'm giving up my beloved books for Lent




You'll never guess what God is having me do for Lent this year!  You know how books are my favorite? I'm foregoing reading for pleasure for lo all those40 days.   Can you even believe it?!?!  I feel twitchy just thinking about it. I had planned to dive into the scriptures during Lent anyway. I'm currently doing the Bible in a year plan. I'm still hanging in Exodus, but asked a couple friends do an Acts chapter 2 discussion with me, as I want to be enveloped in grace. 

(Excuse me just one minute, I got a wee bit distracted by a terrible audition on American Idol. Even poor Sparty (our120lb chocolate lab)got agitated. 
This evening I got an email from my BFF Margaret Feinberg inviting me (and probably all her other BFFs to join her in spending Lent in Luke-Acts    It saddens me I've never met my BFF before, but I stalk her via the worldwide web enough to feel like I know her well. After my stroke, I was starching for something to distract me from pity partying ways. I happened upon her blog, then some YouTube videos. And I felt I had found my hair soul sister. Oh, I'm kidding.  I'm only a bit creepy. No, seriously! She has the cutest, short,sassy cute 'do
Also? i;m not cetain why I bacame Soutern for this post. Was it too, too, much? No? Well, bless your heart.

You'll never guess what God is having me do for Lent this year!  You know how books are my favorite? I'm foregoing reading for pleasure for lo those many 40 days.   Can you even believe it?!?!  I feel twitchy just thinking about it. I had planned to dive into the scriptures during Lent anyway. I'm currently doing the Bible in a year plan. I'm still hanging in Exodus, but asked a couple friends do an Acts chapter 2 discussion with me, as I want to be enveloped in grace. 


(Excuse me just one minute, I got a wee bit distracted by a terrible audition on American Idol. Even poor Sparty (our120lb chocolate lab)got agitated. 

This evening I got an email from my BFF Margaret Feinberg inviting me (and probably all her other BFFs to join her in spending Lent in Luke-Acts    It saddens me I've never met my BFF before, but I stalk her via the worldwide web enough to feel like I know her well. After my stroke, I was starching for something to distract me from pity partying ways. I happened upon her blog, then some YouTube videos. And I felt I had found my hair soul mate. Oh, I'm kidding. No, seriously! She has the shortest sassy cute 'do


Thursday, January 7, 2016

LlIVING WITH INTENTION




I recently had a good friend say to me "you just be you". Meaning I should not worry what other people expect of me just go about the business of being myself.i didn't need to be who or what others expected me to be.  

I have always felt that my life was meant to be for Kingdom work. I just was never really sure what that was supposed to be or look like After my stroke in 2013, i told myself I could handle and power though all the hard work(physically and emotionally) that goes along with stroke recovery, As long as i do it  in a way that brings glory to God. That was my hope and goal for the last two years. For a long time I haveheld tightly on on to Romans 8:28  "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose". I continue to tell myself I do not need to know why I had the stroke and have to struggle so much but that there will be a purpose served in the end and it will be God's purpose.
In the meantime I will live according to my Life Verse of 2016 Matthew 516,16" In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."