Trusting as the moments fly,
Trusting as the days go by;
Trusting Him whate’er befall,
Trusting Jesus, that is all.
When I keep my eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of my faith, the way home is less anxious and less painful. It’s not entirely pain free, but it’s different, more wholesome, even the pain is rich with meaning and purpose.
Being vulnerable and open is a good way to be, but it hurts with intensity sometimes. However, an open heart can receive so much love and beauty. I couldn’t live without being able to have the beauty come inside of me. Despite the pain.
I read a quote about how we are more apt to write our trials in marble and our blessings in sand. I can relate to this.
I want to write a book about the growing-up-into-wisdom-trial I am coming out of. But I also want to throw away every reminder of it.
I am being amazed on an almost daily basis by the ways God shows up for me. When I live with my eyes WIDE open (“I once was blind but now I see”) I see it all PLUS some, and my imagination soars as I contemplate the things I STILL can’t see (yet), but God is doing it. Sort of like the middle of deep woods in the winter, the enchanting beauty there in that secret place that no human will see because it’s too hard to get to it, and yet……..it is there. It is.
None of us are alone in our struggles and hardships. We have each other to get through them.
Although I have felt worthless at times, I do know who I am; a beautiful soul. A lover of people. A faithful wife and a good mama. A friend. I’ve worked hard at living well in these areas. Not to feel good about myself; but because of the joy it brings me to live my life like this. Enjoying.
Overthinking is a good way to become soul-weary.
Living childlike (yet wise) is precious, carefree, and sweet.
I am thankful for my husband, my children, and the children who are about to marry into our family.
I am thankful for the warmth of these spring days. The warmth of this day, and that my cold is almost gone and I have more energy.
I am thankful for the knowledge I can find online at the click of a few buttons. Knowledge is power.
I am thankful for my good health and the peace and contentment within me at this moment.
I am thankful to be blogging.
I love to write here and I have missed it. I haven’t been “myself” (I’ve been becoming more of myself) in several years now, (a stepping away from blogging as I work on other things) but I am starting to gain the energy and desire to do the things I love to do (again…..) so here I am. I love you all, my dear blog friends. So gentle and kind. Let us have fun. Let us enjoy life.
“Blessed are we who shout: yes! do it! Turn things right side up again!”
you are loved.