Friday, May 30, 2014

A Journey of Healing

  Our Journey's  are each so unique as the hairs on our head.  We don't know when we take that step how our life could change.  We are so settled in each step that we take that often we don't see what is coming before we actually smack right into it.  Yet, looking back we see the signs so clearly and wonder why we did not see that the first time around. 
Your walk even around the block maybe different then the walk I take around my block.  Although I really can't say I have a block to walk around as my place is rather unique I have woods behind my house with an orange grove so it is uniquely different then others. Yet, when we talk those walks we see things that we may not ever see again.  Psalms 23 has been in my thoughts a lot this week.  I have been closely examining it and seeing new things I never really pondered before. Such as verse 4 which says....
Here God is talking about walking, thru a situation many of us don't like to talk about.  Believe me I get that. Yet, what has had me meditating the last few days is that I have always assumed it is a physical death. Yet, after really looking at this and studying this I am not a scholar by any means yet, I am finding that I believe it is when we walk thru trials, when life gets too hard, when we feel we cannot walk another step.  God is with us, he has promised us that we will comfort us and we don't need to fear God's Got this!!! 
The last three years have been a walk that I never anticipated and yet, looking back yes I saw many neon signs that I most likely chose to ignore.  Yet, I can honestly say that God has been with me, through the death of my marriage, to the journey of healing to learning to walk alone and holding myself together.  It has not been easy.  It does take a family of sorts to get your life together. That is something that I have grown to appreciate. 
When life tries to get you down, know that in the midst of the haze that life throws your way.  He always makes a way.  Years ago when I learned a song called God will make a way. It is a song I still often find myself singing yet it says, "he makes a way we can not see, He will find a way for me. He will be my guide He will be my guide , Hold me closely to His side,  With love and strength
For each new day, He will make a way ...I can honestly say he does make a way.
Blessings my Friend

Sunday, May 18, 2014


We have heard the song over and over the last few months to "Let it Go"  Move on and see what happens.  Start over.  The past few months I have been feeling the need to do just that to Let it go.  To cut ties with my past and breathe new life into me and renew, recharge and re-invent who I am.  I can't go back yet I can move forward. 

If you look on Amazon for books on simplifying your life you will be amazed at how many pages their are on just this subject.  It is almost mind boggling how many authors there can before this one subject alone.  In today's sermon we heard about simplifying our lives.  This so hit home to me as I am constantly on the go and often find I don't have enough time for me and maybe my priorities are a bit out of sync. Being a Mom to three adult children two of which don't live with me anymore and the other one is a full time college student and also works part time life is often filled with quick moments and I do treasure those. Yet on a personal level I also feel like in simplifying my life I also need to purge the past clean out the clutter not only in my home and storage unit (which is filled with the past). But also to purge my heart and make God more of a priority in my life.  Believe me he has full control of me now but there is always something that we as Christians hang on to and never fully let God take that.  We need to be more willing to simplify our lives and to let go and let God fill us with his purpose. 

  So first things first, begin with my spiritual purge and then to my physical purge and make room for the new things God wants to show me and to bring newness to my home!!! It is never easy but it is so worth it. I encourage you to do the same.