Today is gorgeous! As I walked in the cool, brisk, fresh air, the birds were singing happy songs, the trees were standing strong, the sun was coming up regally, the flowers bloomed valiantly. God made us a gorgeous day. Enjoy it and remember to thank Him for it. 😄❤
Never having been “normal” and knowing a few boring people but absolutely no “normal” ones, I am convinced this term is both ignorant and against God’s original design when He made us. See, we were made on purpose, beautifully and excellently, full of our own specific abilities and gifts and upbringings. This refutes the ignorant “normal” claim and makes those who embrace their uniqueness feel “abnormal” and be bullied and pressed down. This is very dangerous for people may be tempted to not fulfill their original and beautiful and rather powerful design. Whoever countermands God’s design will have seriously bad and extensive consequences. So be careful that no one deceives you into a false reality of who you were designed to be and go all out in obedience to God as to your original and unique design. Be you and do ago with God. ❤
I didn’t walk this morning. Because I knew we would be working all day long. And we did. And I am exhausted. And this has been every day since hurricane Irma stopped by. And this is wonderful. We are all working together as a family and community. It is great. I love hard work. I have been burnt, tired, muscles well used, useful, truly happy every day. And every day God has poured out blessings for us. Today we had a family of titmouse birds visiting our bird feeder. And a woodpecker. And many butterflies and hummingbirds visited us. It is beautiful. I am truly happy and so very blessed by our loving God who loves us so well and beautifully. 😄 ❤
Well, I have been working so hard on cleaning up and hauling away our yard and our neighbor’s and mom’s since Irma plowed through that I have not lived up to my visions of helping everyone I had before the storm. Everyone has power around me, thanks be to God and our good power company, so that sort of food help and air and water help is not needed. And everyone is pitching in so much that I can focus on cutting up and hauling away our dilapidated jasmine fence. Anyone wanting very, extremely very healthy jasmine roots, you are welcome to them, by the way. And tomorrow we will do the same. I am so impressed with our city and community and everyone chipping in and helping serve. It is incredible to see. In some towns you see the worst after a disaster, looting, destroying, making worse, but here I see caring, helping, serving, thriving. And this is hope for America to get back to that sort of unity. That is who we are made to be. That is a form of godliness. That is good, beautiful behavior. Love it! Praise God! ❤
In waiting for a storm to arrive, I finished one more row of tying on the quilt, making 4 rows finished now and 5 more to go. Almost half! Yay! I thank God for the extra time to work on it as I pray.
In a related story, there have been many situations where it was blessing, horrible, blessing, horrible and then a huge blessing in the end, so keep praying hard and hang in there. What the enemy wishes for evil, God can turn it into good. He creates beauty from devastation as His signature favorite-of-mine ability. Pray on and keep going. God loves you more than you can imagine and always will. Hang onto Him! ❤❤❤
In true musician style, while everyone is preparing for the hurricane, my husband is subbing for a guitarist in our old band at a gig. Some people worry and some make music. Lol. Love it. Puts things into perspective. Music is the very best therapy for any occasion. Kinda glad they didn’t need a keyboardist, though. I took the kids and wind-proofed mom’s house and spent some time reassuring her, played some games, and walked her dog. Glad we had that time with her. And then after getting home and getting the kids to bed, I went outside and looked up at the stars, which thankfully were out. And I just felt this wave of appreciation flood over me. How great is our God! He is so precious and loving, detailing even a boring night sky with beautiful diamonds twinkling down to reassure us He is paying attention and is enormous and perfect. And I thought that God must be a musician too. What a beautiful moment. ❤❤❤
My friend wrote this and it is beautiful. I lived this too. ❤