Great Compliment

I received a great compliment today. It doesn’t matter what it was but it was significant to me and not one I have heard in a while or one most women will ever hear in their lifetime. And the specialness of this particular compliment is what stands out in my mind. So, in your encouraging other people, please search for something unique for that person and really special and you will make someone’s whole week. Do it today. It is so worth the creative effort! 😄❤

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Changing Plans and Being Ready

So apparently, the second week after a hurricane, some things are still not back to normal. There is no milk anywhere, so hurricanes produce milk shortages. I never knew that, this being my first one. I am learning as I go here and have to keep changing plans like cooking every day for breakfast instead of sometimes having cereal. Also, took the kids down for homeschool PE and the fields were still closed, so changed gears and did school and yard cleanup instead. Yesterday was already to teach Sunday School and it had been cancelled (found out when I got there) and had to entertain the kids until worship. Evidently things stay closed a long time and everyone assumed you know that. And now I do know, learning as I go. But I would rather be there and be ready and then find out it is postponed than to have go time and be unprepared and sleeping. I think that way about the rapture, the catching away of the true Christians, like the parable of the wedding Jesus spoke of, where half the bridesmaids were ready when the groom came and could attend the marriage ceremony and half were caught unprepared and we’re left behing. I want to be a part of the marriage. Jesus really wants everyone there. He wants people to be ready. No one knows the day or hour but there is a day and hour coming sooner than it was a minute ago, sooner than it was yesterday, soon. Now is the time to purify our hearts and draw close to God in prayer and be ready.❤

Trash Truck Greatness

Today, the trash collection truck came through and picked up the trash (it has been 2 weeks) so I thanked him profusely on behalf of our subdivision. Their job seems insignificant to some but I assure you is one of the most important jobs in a community. When sanitation is unable to be maintained, things happen like disease, plagues, excessive bug presence and proliferation, stinkiness, and worse. Thank your garbagemen. You may think they have a yucky job but it is invaluable to your well being and contentment. Thank you so much, garbage truck drivers!!!❤

Normal Is a Distant Star in Someone Else’s Universe

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. ❤

Music Therapy at Last!

So after the stress and crazy cleanup of the hurricane, we are back in the saddle right now about to play some music! Woo hoo! Music therapy!!! Love the music and my band family. Everything means so much more. God is good like that. You realize who you love is right here all along plating music with you as a team and family. And who wanted to go already left and you you may miss them but you realize it was their choice and you can still live a full productive life with those who remain. “Love isn’t in the falling but in the staying.” When people don’t check in after a catastrophe, they had no intention to stay. It is liberating to know who is staying and who fell off. And we can happily get back to making beautiful and/or fun music! Rock on! Stay to love!❤

Hopeful Examples of Service in Community

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! ❤ 

Awakening the Sleeping Giant Within

Christians all over the world for the most part have been sleeping. Not literally but spiritually, with a sleeping Giant of the Holy Spirit within them but left untouched, unfaithed, unobeyed, alone. The Holy Spirit has been working as best He can in the spoiled, distracted, out of shape temples in which He dwells to the extent He is allowed. But we have to shape up and humbly pray to release and awaken our spiritual Giant inside us and allow Him to work through us. This involves study of the Bible, constant prayer, freeing ourselves from distractions and tech, unloading pride, forgiving everyone, confessing sins to Him, leaving g those sins, listening to God. It is a focus of selflessness, a focus of service and considering God loves everyone and wants everyone to be saved. This is vital for we do not know when He will collect us and we must be ready and help and many as possible to be ready. I for one do not want to be caught in a sin when He calls me home and don’t want to give Him a busy signal or a wait until I finish this facebook post. We need to awaken the sleeping Giant within and allow Him to work and help and serve and assist others. We simply have to walk in obedience in this way. I lived through the eye of Hurricane Irma and have seen power and God saving and know the power of God within us when we pray. It is awesome awakened wild and beautiful and availability le to us when we humbly pray. God is the only One greater than any hurricane or storm of your life. The winds may howl but when you call on God, He answers every time. ❤❤❤