Another Day

So, today my daughter and I made a bunny family out of 3 socks, rice, rubber bands, ribbon and fabric markers. We live the Magyver craft project youtube hacks. Lol. So, I decided to do that rather than take a much needed nap after last night’s extremely late night. So, apparently I am better to my children than myself. And I am glad of that. Serving others makes me happy, serving myself rarely does. Like my dad always said, “I can rest in heaven.” So, hope your New Year is bringing you joy and peace so far. Don’t forget to thank God for getting us through another year. Maybe talk a bit more with Him also and maybe read thr Bible a bit today before the day is out. God bless and keep you. Trust Him (and pretty much no one else). Love to you. ❤

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Giving Too Much Away

People will always want more. My daughter gave away her precious stuffed dog (the one she sleeps with) to her best friend (who wanted it) last night without my knowledge. Then at bedtime, she cried herself to sleep because she missed her little dog so much. Heart-breaking. But I remember a much more horrible decision I made as a late teenager whose boyfriend pressured me into giving much much more than I should have and ended up dumping me anyway. And no one treasures your God-given treasure like you do. I’m sure this girl thinks it is just another stuffed animal when it was precious to my daughter. There will always be people who want more, want your stuff, see your contentment with it and want your thing believing your contentment will follow. And I realize what God meant when He said (Matthew 7:6) “Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.” He means there are things you only provide to people worthy of them, those who don’t want to have it to have it or in search of your peace, but to those who appreciate and not demand, who will be uplifted by it truly, who honor God and will be helped. We both learned valuable lessons. Thought I would share it. ❤

Nipping Problems in the Bud

We had to let our lead singer go in our band for a myriad of reasons which everyone left agreed upon. And he did not accept our decision that was best for him/his deteriorating health as well as the band, so he decided to be divisive by calling other band members and causing problems and whining like a child. So, here we have a problem, a potentially big one. But his tactics were ineffectual. Why? How do you nip problems in the bud? Here is the easiest way… good communication. We talk. My husband says “Adults talk”. Children whine, adults talk. That is it. We talked. I talked and explained for the decision we had wrestled over for a freakishly long time and our line of reasoning beforehand. Then the band was prepared for his childish antics and knew we were on the right page. Some people’s pride will not release them of wanting to do what they feel good doing even if their health is compromised and a good friend steps in to intervene and save them from their self. And my conscience is clear and everyone is good and excited about our new members and energy and new songs again and we are moving forward together, more united for it and clear of conscience knowing we did the right thing for him and us. Good communication accomplishes that. And of course before any communication occurs, we pray first and God provides the right words at the right time for the right reasons. So really it is two fold… good communication with God and with everyone else. And then the details, good or bad, will work themselves out. ❤ 

Merry Christmas to You (my card for you friends)

May your Christmas be very happy and blessed and may you give everything you desire and receive back the immense blessings that come from giving. Remember in your busy-ness the amazing miracle that was Jesus, God born as man, the reason we are celebrating, the meaning of Christmas. Praise God!!!❤❤❤

Detoxing Our Social Circle

Upon firing from our world three people from our old band and their related toxic drama and constant negativity, we have detoxed our social circle and cleaned up the band. Those that remain and the new ones are uplifting and drama-free, just looking to make beautiful music together without the negativity. It is so relieving! First, we tried to communicate with them, reached out, prayed for them, prayed about the decision. And some people just do not want to let pride and selfishness go at any cost, so we released them. It was detrimental to remain in such a negative state all the time with constant harmful negativity and drama all the time. So we detoxed our social circle in this way and God blessed our decision with new, positive musicians and more instant energy and excitement about the band and gigging together! The house is lighter, the studio welcoming, creativity flowing. Change is rough but rewards are fantastic. What a relief!❤

Greatness of Music

Music, if you are good at it and do it right, tells the listener about you. Without saying a word, music says more than words can. This is why musicians understand musicians better than anyone else and why listeners like some musicians above others, because some are great at their artistry in music and some do not let themselves out. Now not everyone has opportunity to do this or the guts, but those that really tell their story through their music shine like a lighthouse. We just watched a documentary on the life of John Coltrane, and he was very much a master at this expression of music. And when I grow up, I want to push hope and inspiration through my fingers into the keys and produce inspiration. ❤

Forgiving Someone Mean

Ok, so when we are followers of God, saved by Jesus Christ’s sacrifice, we are forgiven of our sins each and every time we humbly ask. This is because any sin in God’s eyes is the same. There is no big or little sin. Sin is sin, all is missing the mark, doing wrong, guilty, from the tiniest lie or laziness to murder and everything between. Sin is sin because God is holy. We are forgiven and made pure and sinless by humbly asking for it because of the perfect sacrifice Jesus was for us to have this right. So forgiveness is our gift, making us right with God and assured of heaven and being with God now and eternally. So here is the rub. We have been forgiven SO we are told that we will be forgiven AS WE FORGIVE others, even mean people, even people who ripped our hearts out, even people who are still mean, even people who are not the least sorry, even people who drive 10 miles under the speed limit and make us late, even people who hate us or slander us. And the extent to which we are forgiven is the extent to which we forgive. So I want to be forgiven fully. I want to stay close to God, the Life Giver, the Love. So I freely forgive every mean person who has hurt me. I forgive freely every pain received from another, every hateful or critical word, every callous person, every crime against me, then initiator of every broken heart. I forgive truly because I deserve to be released from their presence in my mind and I want to be forgiven. I forgive. And I beg forgiveness to anyone I have wronged. And that is how it works. There is a release and peace that comes. Good time to do that before Christmas. And you have to keep doting it because people continue to before mean and selfish and that is how it is. God will help too because He loves you and knows how good it is for you.❤