Friday, July 31, 2015

Sharing Ann's post

Sharing Ann's post tonight.

"... maybe there is no need to show anyone who is right... Only a need to show our... tender and bruised underbelly... how we've beem burned and scorched and seared -- and how Jesus humbly came and showed us His scars and we touched our wounds to His -- and in that holy moment of scars touching sars -- w knew and felt and were healed by the Truth," - Ann Voskamp

Because sometimes it is less important to know who is right and true and it only matters to know the God who is True.

Maybe we need more real and less let me tell you, more love and less watch this.  Maybe sometimes we just need to be there and listen, and let Jesus do the loving right through us.  Maybe the way to do that, after we have trusted in Him, is to just soak in the love he shares with us, until we are so saturated with His love that it just starts leaking out of us and landing on others, healing them in all their broken and bruised places jut like we have felt it do for us.  Maybe it's not really any harder or more complicated than that... draw close to the Father, and He will draw close to you. Love God first with everything you've got, and love the person in front of you with the love that comes from Him and pours right through you.

Love heals.  Let's be healers.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Peaceful day

On this spring day, with gentle rains calming and quieting the whole outdoors, with leaves slowly unfurling in light yellow-green bundles at the ends of the branches, I find myself stilling too, and remembering the ongoing value of gratitude --  how it can set the mind and soul free from gloom, and send a ray of light into the deepest part of my spirit.

So I am thankful for: 

560.  texting the far away and dearly loved

561.  soft days when only a hint of sun filters through freshening rain

562.  that green that only comes in the early spring, promising the very best of times just ahead

563.  enthusiastic flowers shouting the new season in

564.  random notes of birdsong drifting in through windows

565.  moods - soft and mellow or wild and crazy - adding dynamics to life like the marks on a sheet of music.

    ...And while it's Cinco de Mayo somewhere, and partygoers revel with loud music and laughter and good food... right here it's time for rest. Later today a friend's dog is coming to visit for a week or so while they travel. Earlier today, one pet snake was discovered scooting sideways across the kitchen floor before it was recovered and replaced in its cozy home. Life is full. Life is good.