Rebuilding Bridges

I am not one for burning bridges on purpose. There have been bridges burned unintentionally by ignorance or lack of communication, however, and I am sorry for those and have forgiven myself and worked harder at not doing so again. There have been plenty of bridges burned by others and I have long since forgiven them, of course (forgiveness is an offering to God). And there have been plenty of bridges I have rebuilt. It seems in life that God has blessed me with restoring these bridges of connection  to people I did not like much the first go round and He calls me to rebuild the bridge I would rather have walked away from and it became a beautiful thing. And here is the thing. We are all God’s children and every good Father (as God is the best) wants His children to love each other and get along and work well together. All have something beautiful or seemingly uneventful to bring to the household and together, God sees the possibility of immense greatness of His beautiful glory shining brightly through and from it. When people do right and maintain or rebuild connection, nothing on earth compares to it. Rebuild a bridge in your life today. It is worth the effort. ❤

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Band Seeking Drummer

Let me explain, this is not a request for hire, this is a chain of thought on being in a band and level of commitment. Our current drummer has mentioned that he will be leaving us after the week of 3 Valentine’s Day gigs we have. So we will need to hurry and find a drummer for the Match and April gigs and so on. And this is not a dig on the drummer, as every person is entitled to come and go, we have no contracts. But I wonder why we have had four drummer’s in two years. We are a good, drama free band except for two drummer’s evil wives, one wounded drummer and one drummer who only wanted to play Christian music. The rest of the band gets along beautifully and the two drummer with evil wives got along beautifully with us too except, of course, for their evil wives. So is it drummers? Is it us? Is it a lack of commitment? All these questions. And here we sit with a deadline for having to go through it all again. Everyone wants Wil back (we miss you, Wil), but they say they will only have him back if he divorces his evil wife so that is no good. We loved Steve, but he only wants to drum at church. We loved John but again the other evil wife. We love Troy but he has visions of grandeur in a better paid band (good luck). So, we will do what we have always done… stick together as a band family and pray for a new drummer if and when the time comes and God bless us every one.❤

For America

My daddy was a Marine for 6 years for America.
Many great men and women serve our America.

I am proud of our country and will stand and show respect for America.

We have not been perfect but have been knit together in America.

Our good President and his good staff are working for America.

Some of Congress and some of the Senate are working for America.

Few in Hollywood or mainstream media are working for America.

Those who do not stand out of respect for our country should not be paid American dollars or stay in America.

Fewer big monopoly owners are working for America.

But God still loves our America.

And if we start acting like Americans, we will again be a great America.

And if we deny the rights of divisive and destructive anti-American people, we will strengthen America.

And we will lead in generosity and love in America.

And what we do will rebuild a Christian America.

And my heart beats for God, for family and for America!❤

Another Virus Going Around

So many have this cold virus now. Many. It irritates the throat, causes coughing and sneezing, difficulty sleeping, etc. It is all around me. Thus far I and my kids have not caught it but my husband has and many at church today have. And as uncomfortable as a cold is, there is a greater virus going around people want to share readily, that of lazy Christianity. A lot is happening all around the world and we Christians need to be awake and pray and be lights in this dark world. ❤

School Preparation

I am a teacher, most of you know. I homeschool our 2 kids. I am also a doctor, mostly retired now, doing private consulting work also. And my teaching experience last year was the first time I had two different grades, officially, and now that it is 1st grade and 5th/6th grade, my greatest preparation is not.booms and supplies, I have those, but it is quite different. During school, I am a servant of God, of my children and their knowledge and growth, still of my husband. There is none of serving me to be had there, no room for it, no need for it. So my preparation is in finishing our story quilt, in decluttering my mind, in preparing my heart and soul for service, in growing spiritually and maintaining my relationship with God who strengthens me. And we will go full steam ahead, in deep worship of obedience to the Lord and humbling of my heart. And that, my friends, is incredibly beautiful!!!! Bring it on! ❤❤❤

Good Does Not Balance Bad

Doing something good does not offset or make up for something bad you do, even if you believe that to be true or have made such a habit of this balance game that you do it automatically. What makes up for doing something wrong, like stealing, lying, cheating, doing drugs, getting drunk, watching porn, getting off on someone other than your spouse, killing someone, hating someone, not doing or saying what you should, etc. is to stop doing it and not do it again. God forgives most willingly if you humbly ask Him but if you ask forgiveness and then do it all over again, are you sincere? It would be like my daughter as ask toddler writing all over the wall with crayons and then telling me she is sorry then doing it again when I walk out of the room. The next day, telling me she’s sorry then doing it again. As a mom, I would be sad that she was still doing it and would rather she not even ask me if she didn’t mean it and was just going to do it again. Now a toddler doesn’t get that at all but we as adults do. We need to reapect and honor God so much that we don’t risk doing anything that would make Him sad or disappointed or even worse angry. I would rather err on the side of caution than risk disrespecting Him intentionally. I do that enough unintentionally. And I work on all this. It is hard to keep up with it but thank God He also helps us do what pleases Him!! Woo hoo!!❤❤❤

Perseverance

This word barely exists today. Disposable is the norm. Experiences, people, jobs, all disposable. I have been thrown out too so I know from experience. People use and then throw out when something suits them better. As such, and detesting ever being like everyone else, perseverance is what I want then. I never want to think so highly of myself that I throw someone away to benefit myself. Ever. I refuse. I will persevere in whatever condition I find myself to benefit those in my path. They will come first. They will benefit from my efforts. In the Bible, that is called “faithfulness” or “longsuffering”, a fruit of the Spirit. God is full of grace and faithfulness/perseverance. He is rich with it. When I ask Him for some, He freely and lovingly gives it to me and I have renewed energy for whatever happens at any given moment. It is beautiful! God is good! ❤❤❤