Lovely

God sometimes talks to me in my dreams.

I know that sounds weird. But there you are. I didn’t ask for the gift of prophecy. (I was raised Conservative Baptist: we didn’t believe that the gifts of the Spirit even existed anymore–except for acts of service and hospitality. )

Anyway God gave me a dream last night– however that works.

It was lovely.

He said–

Remember

Dont forget–

all this bad stuff that’s been happening in the world is just

raw material…

that I can use ( if you will trust Me) ….to bless the 🌎 and make you happy: ❤

joyful

peacful

patient

kind

good

gentle

self-controlled.

Who doesn’t want that?



I am encouraged. I want to encourage you too. 🙏

Turning a corner

I think I’ve turned a corner in my grieving over prodigals and health stuff.

I used to cry about that stuff every day. Especially the kid stuff.

Trying to maintain an attitude of forgiveness. I don’t want to have any hindrances to God being able to work in our lives.


I’m starting to remember the good times and it doesn’t hurt as much to brush up against the subject in conversations.

I don’t like bein’ miserable. That’s a good sign. Grin.

Like I said, I think I’ve turned a corner.

I feel very encouraged by that.

Loneliness 💐

I bless my lonely life. It is teaching me to go deep with You Yahweh. You are the God who sees me.

And btw … thank you for cats. mysterious and solitary, they can be happy anywhere.

They have this cozy “zone” inside of them– curl up in a ball, close their eyes and be the epitome of cozy.

Instructive thought. Thank You God.

Friends with benefits

Holiday resolve 🌟❄🌟❄🌟

Holidays.

Painful at times, aren’t they?

Ive got some family challenges, too. People who died. people who left me. People who are hard to be with.

Let’s be good to ourselves, shall we?

I want to Squeeze every last drop of holiday goodness out of the next few weeks anyway.

Christmas is in my heart.

I want to keep it well, like Scrooge at the end of A Christmas Carol. I want to be good to all people.

Leave the 🌎 a better place than I found it: like cleaning up the camp site before I leave: remember , from boy scouts?

I trust You God. You’re good for it.

Meanwhile…I’m going to act like it’s Christmas or something!

🎄 🎄 🎄 🎄 🎄 🎄 🎄 🎄 🎄 🎄

Pain can be my friend?💔

I am up with my stuff tonight. I opened my Youversion app and this was the first. I love/hate/love being sick.

Pedal to the metal.

Fish 🐟 🐠 🎣 or cut bait.

Do or die.

No kidding around.

Me.
And.
Jesus.


I COULD NOT DO THIS without You God. 💐

I need to blog this. I’m not the only one up hurting tonight.

I told God:
It’s ok for me to suffer

because then my priorities

are straight and true.

I am not good with prosperity so far. I’m learning.

I’m thankful.

You put my feet on firm ground, so I can see. That’s in Psalms.

How we roll🌼

I was thinking about this with Jesus this morning.
I want to be like this in my relationships.

You know?
Open
Trusting
No defense


Because that’s how I roll
Not because the world is perfectly safe


That’s how I can be impregnable, unassailable, undefeated.