Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Power and the Glory.

Last night we had a very bad storm come through our area. I love sleeping to the sound of rain but this was rain, wind and lightening. The lightening was hitting so close that it shook the windows and I could see the flash even through my closed eyelids. It was very intense for about an hour. But the good news is we made it through the storm ok.

A storm like that makes you aware of the amazing power in the universe and how small we really are compared to the world around us. If you don’t feel humble after witnessing something like that then you need to wake up and smell the roses. With all that power around us we could be gone in a split second. That dividing line between life and death is just a thin hair so I am grateful for yet another day on earth. There is so much I still want to do.

Many changes are happening in my life now. The phrase “Letting Go” keeps popping up here and there and that is what I am doing. Not letting go of life but letting go of the reigns. I am still moving and at a good pace but I am no longer trying to control things. And in doing so, my life is becoming much simpler and less complicated. I no longer struggle and I no longer feel responsible when things around me don’t go my way. I am confident that God is in control of my life and He will lead me where I need to go.

I see new things ahead of me now and I no longer dwell in the past. The future is much brighter than it has ever been. I know that the world may be crashing down around me but I can stay on course and make it to my final destination if I continue to give glory to God.


Have a wonderful day,


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Were you born in a barn?

I often hear that when God closes a door he opens another for us. I do believe that is partially true.  I think it goes more like this;

God opens doors for us and sometimes he closes them for us but not always. Sometimes we must be the one to close those doors.

Lots of times God has opened new doors for me. He has given me new opportunities and showed me new paths to take and for the most part I have taken those chances and gone where he has wanted me to go. However being the “you never know” type of person that I am, I don’t always close the door behind me. I usually leave those old doors open just in case. Just in case I want to go back to my old ways or maybe some day take that wrong path.

I can hear my father now saying; Where you born in a barn? Shut that door. And I know that my biological father meant it in a literal sense but maybe that was God, my eternal Father meaning it in another way. Maybe that was God saying; I will show you the way but don’t go back. Just some thoughts running through my mind today.


Have a great day,


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Stop in the name of Love.

I found that my life was just going way too fast. So I decided not only to slow down but to stop from time to time. Several times during my day, I stop, close my eyes, pray and then go on with my life. I have found that it quickly recharges my batteries and keeps me in a good mood.

I take my first stop of the day right after my alarm clock goes off. I turn it off, put my feet on the floor by the bed and sit there and thank God for giving me another chance here on earth. I don't always use it the way He would like but I do try. And the stops do help keep me on track.

I have also found out that once I got used to stopping, those little delays in life are no longer a pain, they are a blessing. When you get stopped in the grocery line, say a little prayer for getting the chance to pray. Traffic stops the same thing. Use those delays to praise God and you will soon find out that driving makes you happy again. Well it works for me anyway.

Enjoy the ride,