Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Wow!  The message remains the same.  We spend too much time in our worries and miss the joys.  If we could only pause and then see that the down times are just as valuable as the up times.  Try today.  type to you later.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Look Up

We spend too much time looking at the ground and not enjoying the scenes in the sky.  Let me say a little more.  We spend too much time and energy worrying, fretting, about the issues that arise in our lives.  Let me go a little farther- we spend too much time focusing on stuff that we fail to live.  We are so busy watching and deciding our next steps that we simply miss God's lead on the path. 

A childhood friend called me last night. He has gone through treatment for cancer and is doing well.  As I pondered the conversation this morning I thought about how very short life is.  My parents used to say that all the time when my sister and I were little.  Their remedy was to enjoy life.  Oh, they had a strong work ethic, so it does not mean to mess life up. 

So I go back to how we waste too much time focusing on stuff and miss the wonder of the scenes in the sky.  Watch the clouds, the stars, the rain.   Listen to God and then follow His plan for you.  It will definitely keep you from so much worry. I promise. Spend more time contemplating the wonder of life, and family, and friends, and love, and the wonder of God. 

Look up today, tonight and enjoy the so many blessings that you have been given. type to you later.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Marq

This day is special as it was the day I gave birth to a son who has been a blessing to me.  That was quite a few years ago, quite a few men ago, a few hurts, a few losses, a few heartaches.  Yes, it was. Ahh, but God.  You see God provided joy in place of confusion, peace through trials, hope in desolation.  God walked with us and guided, even when I couldn't understand.  The celebration of life belongs not only to the one celebrating but to those who support.  To the aunt and uncle in my son's life. . . the great aunts and uncles who have gone on. . . the grandparents who have transitioned. . . the surrogate grandfather in his life who has gone. . . and yes, his father.  To the friends who have walked with us through the years- blessings. 

You see, it does take a whole village to raise one child.  Don't let anyone fool you.   You need others in your life to help you.  This is not a solo thing.  To the church members who prayed for, delighted in, to the teachers who brought out what I couldn't- blessings.

To my son, who has sons of his own to teach, to nurture, to love- happy birthday, my heart. 

To all of you - celebrate.  Celebrate life- for it is so precious.  God has blessed you to touch others with your life.  type to you later.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

You are not Alone

It is a wonder how God gives us tidbits everyday.  Sometimes we get so caught up in our own situations that we miss seeing God's work in all of it.  I received a word last week that I passed on and now I shall pass on to you.  "You are not alone.  I am watching over, and I am watching you."  Allow that to settle in your spirit. 

Celebrate the mercies of God today.  They are indeed new everyday.  Enjoy.  type to you later.