United We Are

Let me tell you something. We are all united. We can act like we aren’t, we can get distracted, we can get mired down in details that truly don’t matter, we can be fooled by those who have a vested interest in our division. None of that changes the fact that we are united. I have readers in about 20 different countries and my heart feels good knowing how united and connected we rightfully and truly are. Here is how. We are all made on purpose by God Almighty. We are connected by our beginnings and the fingerprints we all share of God. So, my brothers and sisters, let us not forget our roots, our unity, our connectedness. And you are in my heart. Let us keep the spirit of unity no matter who tries to divide. Let’s not even hear the weasels and just love on each other. We got this. God is still our Father. Love you, precious!

The Idols Fall

Whatever we put up on a pedestal has the innate and inevitable ability to fall from that height. And the higher we put it/him/her/them, the greater the crash. This is because all idols are man or manmade. Everything we choose to put excessive or obsessive effort and worship and time and service and devotion into that is not God is an idol. God is the Maker of man. So it only makes sense He should be the only One we focus on, even during our regular duties and work. God is it. Everything else will fail you, no matter what it promises. The idols fall. And all of them will eventually bow before God just like you will. If you do it now, that will be a happy day. 🙂

Spring

The air is different. It is filled with sunshine ‘ warmth and pollen – filled scents. The jasmine is blooming and it’s scent fills our house and the whole outdoors around purchase house. This is literally the only time of the year jasmine is appreciated growing on the four walls of fence surrounding our house (the rest of the time it is a lot of work to trim lol) But for now, the smell is beautiful. And birds! They have come back from a sort of lethargy to play and mate and build nests and twitter and tweet and just be. Bees are working on pollenation, wasps are looking for nesting sights. All the world is and live and active and lovely. Spring is here, the rejeuvination of nature, the love and romanticism of all of God’s creation is here. Hope. God’s beauty is so evident here. How filling we just celebrated the resurrection of our Lord. His creation echoes this celebration and worship is so easy right now. Praise God for spring!!

The Importance of Playgrounds

We are blessed to have many playgrounds and parks by us. It is so good for my kids to get out of the house, turn off the tech and use their bodies for playing on the playground. It builds their muscles and imaginations, trains their bodies and brings them enjoyment, and allows them to interact with the natural world God made. Playgrounds not only have man made equipment but also are full of trees, birds, brerzes, fresh air, etc. It allows them to experience God’s creation and appreciate Him. Invaluable! 🙂

Design Differences

I am not generally an organized planner. I am a visionary, a visual goal setter and achiever, a big picture the details will work themselves out, stay up late and get things done and then sleep in person. I am married to an organized planner who rises early. What happens is I am criticized and verbally abused for not being an organized planner person who rises early and is immediately ready to function at high cognitive levels. I am berated for being different, wired differently by God for a purpose instead of encouraged to set goals and take care of big picture issues. I am squashed and suppressed for being different instead of encouraged. This limits my ability to be all God wants me to be. I say that not to bash my husband. He thinks he is helping me in his way and I know loves me and means well. The point is that we are all made differently to be able to work together to accomplish things for God, to be constructive and functional. When people are made to think and act like everyone else, not nearly as much can be accomplished. Yes, there is compromise so we can function and get along but there has to be a way to not kill a person’s design and spirit. We are all made to work together, all part of God’s design. 

Attacked Online

In a technology world, we get lovely sickos who use that technology to attack people in the privacy and cover of their own homes in complete safety and security. They live for preying on people. Of course if you do not use technology, you are protected but probably less able to function as time goes on. And many people have had identity isses and scammers or hackers or credit card thieves attack them or try something somehow. And that is horrible. Thieves have a curse on them. It is very terrible to take away what someone has worked hard for. But there are other types of wrongs done online on social media networks all the time. It is the glorification of ourselves and degrading other people. This is also stealing, stealing someone’s right to be as much of a child of God as you are. Not o E person, regardless of status, is any more important than any other person in existence. Every one of us makes mistakes, but every one of us is just as able to bow humbly before God and approach His throne directly in prayer. Every single person. When we use our words carelessly, we are in grave danger of Speaking against God and His creation. He pours a little of His likeness into each of us. We are all valuable. And when one of us is wrong, better to pray for God to help them ease back to the fold rather than attack them and create the potential of adding weight to their sin and matching that with your own. Just something to think about. 

The Value of a Person

What a person is worth does not depend on the worth anyone but God puts on it. This is due to the simple fact that God lovingly planned, designed and formed every single person as a baby in a mom’s tummy. Every person’s worth is therefore not in the least determined by anyone else’s opinion or calculation or judgmental eye or critical mouth. A person’s value does not depend on how anyone else treats that person, such as a spouse or lover throwing them away for someone they at least momentarily deem more worthy. Their opinion of the worth being diminished may hurt the person thrown away and deemed rubbish by that person they had loved but it in no way really can ever diminish one iota of worth and true value of that person. A girl deemed unimportant by some creature rapist still has the exact same value and worth as God initially put on her. A person constantly abused or put down by their parents or siblings or family member is still of no less worth or value than God decided long ago. A baby deemed unimportant by the mom who chooses to destroy him or her because of their bad choice is no less valuable or worthy than God originally designed. Even the rapist or murderer has intrinsic value and worth, though they have chosen to use it to attempt to diminish another’s for their evil gain (and should be punished for that decision). The thing is, our Creator determines the value and worth of the created. Other created beings, no matter how much power or influence, cannot remove or lesson that worth one tiny little bit ever. To feel of little value is not the same as having little value. Just because someone else or many other people do not appreciate your value does not lessen it at all. Nothing can. We can choose to be good or evil. That is our choice. But know that whatever choice you make, it does not change who you have the potential to be and the worth of you in God’s eyes. And because He does such good work, He loves each person He made fully. And because He is eternal, He can always, with just one humble prayer, go right back to the day He lovingly made you and see you there in all your innocent worth. You are worth everything. You are valuable. God loves you unconditionally and fully. This is always the truth. He may not like what we choose to do but He is so willing to forgive and forget when asked because we never cease being His baby. I am someone’s baby, no matter who throws me out or criticizes me. I am God’s baby. So are you.