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NOW is the Time

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Hosea 10:12 "I said, ‘Plant the good seeds of righteousness, and you will harvest a crop of love. Plow up the hard ground of your hearts, for now is the time to seek the LORD, that he may come and shower righteousness upon you.’"
I read this the other day and, ever since then, I've felt a constant pull to spend time praying or, moreso, to spend time LISTENING.
So I finally did.  Here is what I heard:
ARMS WIDE OPEN

Yes, it's an awesome Creed song... but it also describes God's constant, unchanging stance toward people.  ALL people. God loves us all so, so much. So here's my little story to go along with that.

I miss y'all!!

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Hello hello... it's been awhile.  Lots of thoughts crashing through my head.

For one thing, I certainly did not intend to get up this early on a Saturday.  But Luna was whimpering by my side of the bed... which translates to, "Mommmm.... I gotta PEE!!"  So I got up and am still up.

I just reserved a place at Red Stick CrossFit's 8 a.m. Saturday rowing class.  Since I'm up... and since I do so love to burn calories.  It's pretty easy; you just... row.  Like, last time I did it, it was 7 minutes steady, 1 min rest, rinse and repeat, pretty much.  Except last time I didn't get a rower; I got a stationery bike.  Which was fine.... but today I've signed up in time to get a REAL ROWER, woo hoo!!

And, after that, Stevie Nicks needs her oil changed and her tires rotated so I will be headed that way... then maybe to sit and absorb life in a coffee shop of some sort.  Or maybe to crochet.  That's my "thing" these days.  I am fascinated with scarve…

Simply Encouragement

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When I read this short chapter in Jeremiah just now, I felt a surge of hope, encouragement, and an anticipation of good things to come!  So I wanted to share it with you guys.  No commentary and, beyond this paragraph, none of my own words.  I just want to show you the framework of these words and let you fill in whatever you get out of it, yourself!  Love to you all - here goes:

Jeremiah 45:1-5 NLT - 

"1 The prophet Jeremiah gave a message to Baruch son of Neriah in the fourth year of the reign of Jehoiakim son of Josiah, after Baruch had written down everything Jeremiah had dictated to him. He said, 
2 "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says to you, Baruch: 
3 You have said, 'I am overwhelmed with trouble! Haven't I had enough pain already? And now the LORD has added more! I am worn out from sighing and can find no rest.' 
4 "Baruch, this is what the LORD says: 'I will destroy this nation that I built. I will uproot what I planted. 
5 Are you seekin…

Saturday Saturday SATURDAY!! and about my new job :)

I woke up this morning with a dim light pressing through the bedroom curtains and lay completely still while I tried to ascertain whether or not I needed to hustle out of bed and get ready for work.  I heard Lena rustling beside me, so I said, "Is it Saturday?"

"What?" she asked.

"It it Saturday?"

"Yes, it's Saturday."

Such a relief.  I love not having to get up and go to work.

That being said, I do LOVE my new job!  I mean I really like it there.  It even SOUNDS like an important job, haha, and I'm genuinely doing important stuff to help actual, real people as I put in my 8 hours a day.

I work at the Attorney General's office...

In the Louisiana Department of Justice...

On the 4th floor of a very beautiful downtown building...

From which I can look across a big lake and see the State Capitol building, tall and proud.

#NICE!!!

The section in which I work is called Public Protection.  I wear a cape and knee boots to work every day.

Okay, not real…

Glad My Name Isn't Nebuchadnezzar

I haven't written or posted anything for a long time.  I feel like I want to write but my thoughts are spinning in so many directions, I don't even know where to begin.  About my life, that is.

So here I am about to create a sort of commentary on where I am in the Bible right now.  That's safe, it's always good in a multitude of ways and, in writing about the Bible, I don't have to worry that I will later regret something personal I may have shared.  Or the attitude in which I may have expressed it.

So, be it chicken or be it wise of me, here we go.

Maybe 2 New Years resolutions ago, I purposed to read the Bible "more."  When I was out of work for a few months around April, 2017, I had time to make it into an ingrained, daily habit.  Currently, I am at the beginning of Jeremiah chapter 34.

Jeremiah has been prophesying and prophesying to God's people that they most certainly WILL be overtaken by Babylon and that they most certainly WILL lose ev...ery...th…

Finding Out

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I was spending my daily Bible-reading time when a question arose in my mind.  I thought, "I wish I could just SIT DOWN with God, face-to-face, and get a direct answer so I would KNOW the absolute, final TRUTH about this."

Duh.  That is called "prayer."
     (Look at my little praying lesbian... ha!!)

I mean, while we are on earth, prayer is our opportunity to, essentially, sit face-to-face with God and have a conversation.

So I started voicing to God my questions.

"Lord," I said, "maybe You keep some things close to the vest so that we will learn more and more as we seek answers.  Because You know EVERYTHING, and how it all will pan out in time.  I just really want to understand what's up with [topic of my curiosity] and what Your true plan is."



As I was talking, the thought came to mind that, one day, we will understand all things and everything will be revealed to us.  I had a niggling that there was a scripture somewhere that said just tha…

Finding Comfort

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I don't know about you, but I have been thirsting for some comfort... some gentle caring to my spirit and soul; some simple kindness.