Who We Are (Deep Stuff)

My husband and I just had a deep conversation (not unusual). We were discussing who we as human beings are, what we are made of, and what changes in our life. And here is our discussion and thoughts summed up. Here goes:

We (people) are comprised of these parts, in this order:

1. Physical body

2. Our mentality and thought processes.

3. Our soul.

4. Our spirit.

When we are born and as long as we remain immature, we stick with thr physical selves, which can be selfish and always is taking care of staying alive and wants and needs. As we grow and hopefully mature in life, we develop and give prominence and power to the mentality, a higher function which considers others around us also and consequences, memories, etc. Then as we further mature and develop, we give prominence and power to our soul, where we have a greater idea of who God made us to be and our connectedness to the spirit, with built in personal identity in the bigger picture of God’s kingdom. And the highest goal of maturity and growth and development is to give prominence and power to the spirit in intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit/Source of Goodness and Love.

We can screw this up by opening the spirit to evil spirits inadvertently and ignorantly (or willingly) via the physical or mentality. We can and so screw it up by remaining immature.

How do we shift to the goal of spiritual prominence and connectedness to the Holy Spirit/Good/Love? We read the Bible and pray and start to incorporate its values into our lives until we can be humble enough to let God transform us and shift us to this new form. And when it happens, it is beautiful.😄❤

Heaven’s Waiting Room

Our time here on earth for all of us should be time spent waiting for heaven. But it is not a passive wait. We are not sitting around on our butts waiting for time to pass, we are worshipping God and thanking Him for Jesus’ work to assure us a place. We are thankful, friends! And while we worship and live thankfully, we are growing closer in our relationship with God. Wow, what a magnificent thought! We are loved by Almighty God our Creator who is rich in love and kindness, goodness and gentleness, joy and peace, holiness and self-control. He who created the stars knows and loves and wants to be close to us. Wow! In such deep thankfulness and worship, we cannot help but radiate His love and good things and humbly serve others also. What better show of our gratitude? And this is our waiting room experience on earth, awaiting heaven with our precious Savior! How blessed we all are!❤❤❤

The Laws of Nature

God created this world and everything in it using physical, biological, mathematical, etc. laws and lots and lots of love. And if you study His design long enough, you will be amazed by His skills and also ask why. Why go to all the trouble? Why is it all here? And the answer is as profound as the question, and I know it. Wanna hear it? God designed everything because 1. He wanted to and frankly, He can do whatever He wants to do and 2. His immense love compelled Him to. As soon as He thought of you, He loved you so much He just had to give you life. And here is why we say God is love. He cannot operate without it. Love is God’s DNA, if He has such a thing, or at least His M.O. (modus operendi). And if that does not well up your praise and worship of God, I cannot help you. 😄 ❤

Jesus is the Sweetest Name

Some names meant something to me at one point and now are passing names. Names take on meaning in direct proportion to the dearness of the relationship. When “in love”, the name of the beloved is sweet to you. When opposed, the name of the opposition takes on a sore meaning. It is not public and varies for every person’s experience.

For me, at this point in my long life, the name of Jesus Christ is the sweetest name I know. Every other name has less meaning. I find myself just saying His name to smile and be comforted. This comes for me from a deep respect and long, historic relationship. Jesus has been the only One I trust for a long time. I have grown to depend on Him as I can with no other. I rely on Him and respect His faithfulness. Of course I find peace in His love and redemption also. Jesus Christ is the name which matters most. ❤❤❤

I Ponder Life

I ponder life, with its brevity and pain.

I ponder life, with its glory and triumph.

I ponder life, and how precious every soul is

How connected we are in our dependence and makeup

Our chemistry and design, our breath in and out.

I ponder life and our connectedness, up close

And I see no difference between us, none.

My life and your life, no matter the shell or mask,

Share the same oxygen, need the same nutrients

I ponder life in its base form, I see it.

Do you? If you do, we share that vision.

We share even the knowledge that we matter.

Every life has value, preciousness to God.

We share a Creator. I ponder life.

And you are beautiful to me, I am beautiful too.

And no matter your views,you are precious.

Don’t let evil hate divide us as it is trying so hard to do

Those serving selfish greed or evil hatred or ego.

Let us know better about life and its tenderness.

Let me love you and you love me. Join my hand.

Declare that we pondered life and decided to keep it

For it is designed to be kept and appreciated.

And united we are standing tall and strong

And divided we choose not to be or we would fall.

I ponder life and decide it is precious, yours and mine.❤

Life’s Strange Journeys and Perfect Imperfection

I believe that from conception, we are destined to be on a strange journey until we leave this body and go to our eternal destination. I believe that we are on that strange journey partly because of the choices we make out of pride, selfishness, greed or even good intentions, but also because of the choices God makes in leading is toward Himself and a glorious eternity. I believe life is beautiful because everyone’s strange journey is unique. Even if it parallels another person’s journey, the giftedness of each person is unique, their looks or ethnicity is unique, their other relationships are unique, and these differences are part of the beauty. And all the twists and turns make it even more beautiful and hopefully closer to God. And my own personal story, wrought with glory, joy, happiness, intense pain, more intense pain, almost killed me pain, beauty, nature, travel, lots and lots of people, distance at times and now extreme closeness to God, music, art, leadership, degrees from formal education, life education, children, husband, and grandchildren, and weirdness. This has been the highlights of my life. I would not change a damn thing, not even the near death experiences, not even the depression, and definitely not all the good moments or those two seconds when life was perfect and I felt loved unconditionally by a person which faded fast. All of it and definitely my relationship with God my Father, I would not change one thing. It is accumulatively strange and beautiful. No one’s story is mine. No one’s mind is filled with my memories and story. These together are my steange and amazing journey. And yours is just as unique and strange.and beautiful. This is exactly as God designed and intended. Perfectly imperfect.❤

Life: God is Our Meaning

People want a mission, a meaning for life. They want to hear and know how important they are, they want validation of their worth. They want people to give a damn. People want to have a reason, feel something, know they have worth and importance. Why? Because society and school just spent a decade telling them they are descendents of single celled organisms via mistake mutations and this is all there is and that just doesn’t feel right, doesn’t jive with what you know down deep to be true and you are trying to marry those two opposing things. And when the world doesn’t give them a viable answer, they turn inward and become selfish and self-focused to try to prove they matter more than they’ve been told.

And here is the crux of the matter. You and I mean an unsustainable amount because we were made with love on purpose by God. We were designed spectacularly. We matter. I matter. You matter. That weird neighbor matters. The babies in the womb to the really old people in the nursing homes matter. We all matter and have meaning in God, our mutual Designer and Creator. God made us with love and beauty to reflect Him for Him by Him. And He says we matter and He gives us meaning in His kingdom that starts briefly in this life and extends to eternity in heaven. God is our meaning. Accept that and all of life that follows makes much more sense. Once you realize the truth of this, you see the lies they’ve been pushing with indoctrination and you are free of those meaningless constraints placed upon you. Be free. God is our/your/my meaning. And Jesus is the only way to God. Truth.❤