Sunday, May 29, 2016

It's Life

It's life. My middle grandson's high school graduation was two days ago but I am here in Paris presenting at a conference. It's life. His life continues, my life continues. I will see him when I return.

 To my friends in France who read my blog I am in your country. This is my first time in Paris and I have enjoyed (as always) seeing something different, something new. And what have I seen here? Life- people living, loving, making their way in whatever way they have. I love the monuments, but I love watching the people more. Most have been friendly, available to help. A few have been not friendly (I'm sure from former encounters with Americans). But the cool part is that people are people and we all are connected because we all belong to God. 

So to all of you everywhere we are one. In the African spirit of Ubuntu, (I am because we are). Or the Asian spirit of San Sung, (My light gives light to you, Your light gives light to me.) I hope I spelled and said it right. Or the Indian greeting Namaste (I bow to the God in You.) please feel free to send me corrections on the pieces or send me yours. Presently, this is my current situation. This is my life, your life, our lives. enough for now.

Friday, May 13, 2016

One Day as a Time

One day . . . at a time. One step . . . at a time. Each new hour. Each new minute. Take it all in. It all equals to slowing down. To catching up with yourself. To hearing more, recognizing who you are listening to; and then going forward. When was the last time you did just that? Then do it now. Do it with me right now. Feel life.

Your life is important. It is special. You are God's creation through your mother and father. Oh how perfect is that! You are created from Perfection through imperfection to grow toward perfection and return to Perfection. You are special. You are beloved of God. Be aware of your heartbeat. Feel your breathing in and out. God's breathe gives you life. You can do it. What does the day look live for you? Breathe out anxiety. Breathe in peace. Breathe out fear. Breathe in joy. Breathe out whatever Holy Spirit shows you, and breathe in what Holy Spirit shows you. Not sure? Whatever causes hindrances, obstacles. Whatever cause you to be stuck, breathe it out. Breathe in peace. Breathe in love. Peace is always on time and love covers a multitude of sin.

Stop looking at what everyone else is doing and start doing what God has for you. One day . . .at a time. Turn . . . and live. enough for now.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Walk it Out

Walk it out. Yeah, I know you think you are out; but you are not. You see, sometimes you need to look beyond what you see. Walk it out. How? Glad you asked. Allow Holy Spirit to guide you and you will find yourself at a totally different place. Your first step is to get still and listen, and then go. But this time you are not going on your own. No, not this time. This time you are following - not you, not mankind- not people, places nor things. This time you are following God's will and listening to Holy Spirit. Walk it out. enough for now.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mother's Day Blessings

Blessings to all mothers! If you have peace and can smile- blessings of contemplation. If you have loss and are holding on- showers of joy. If you have made mistakes (we all have) - blessings of forgiveness. If you are harboring anger - blessings of release. If you are feeling alone- blessings of community! If you are loved - blessings of sharing that love. Blessings of more- you see- you have been afforded another chance of peace, joy, love, of your beloved-ness from God. Happy Mother's Day! enough for now.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Who and How: Shift

How are you doing with trust? What have you discovered about self? Have you recognized places where you were hurt by trusting someone and you turned that hurt toward God? You blamed God for what that person did to you? What have you realized about the word 'trust'? How do you trust? Stay with it.

We are still on that Proverbs 3:5 passage, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding . . ." You see, our understanding of a issue, no matter how learned, how smart we think we are, is nothing compared to the all encompassing knowledge of God. So, we can - no we should always check with God - in all matters. There is so much available to us, but not everything is beneficial to us. Going back to trust- can you see how much easier it is to check with Holy Spirit on any issue? Yeah, I know- the problem is either you don't believe you will get an answer, or you are in too much of a hurry and can't wait for Holy Spirit to guide. That is the role of Holy Spirit- to guide us into all truth. That takes quite a bit off our minds and hearts and allows us to move assuredly toward or away from whatever it is.

We cannot hold solely to what we understand, what we know about an issue. There are so facets to the complexity of the diamond called life, oh but God. When we turn toward God to gain understanding, to get clarity, we can make informed decisions, and we have peace.  How do we shift? Shift your focus from what you know and present it all to God. Then wait. Shift your focus from your storm and present it to God. Then wait. Shift your focus, and watch. Oh wait- isn't that what I say? Watch what God is doing in your life. enough for now.