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1 Oct



1 Oct


Cup of Coffee 


This morning which began very early for me, has been some kind of morning! Can anyone relate?  I did hear a great report on the morning newscast that today was National Coffee Day, which believe me, I took full advantage of …I am now on my second pot… So anyway, my mind was just reeling with great and wonderful Blog ideas to lift and encourage my wonderful attentive readers, but for some reason, they left me, not immediately but simultaneously as I began thinking about which one to write about…so the following is what I have come up with.

Have you ever had a deadline? Or maybe something that you needed to do for work, but you kept getting distracted?  If not you’ve never experienced this thing called distraction, I invite you to come and live in my world just for one Monday!  Today has been one of those kinds of days when I feel like I am working hard, but nothing is getting accomplished.    I’ve thought to sit down and do this blog many times this morning, but distractions keep happening!  The telephone has been ringing off of the hook. Oops, I apologize to anyone who is reading this that tried to reach me this morning! No, I have not answered my phone…..every time it rang out, But I do have a great excuse…I have to do my blog on Monday’s and well….I really can’t be distracted!

Okay, so I started my Monday morning routine of putting in a load of laundry. I then finally began my blog when all of a sudden…Why is that washing machine making that kind of noise?  I stopped and ran to the washing machine! When I raised the lid, somehow, all of the clothes had shifted on one side which was causing it to spin crooked…Oh well, I will spare you the details, but if you’ve ever got clothes off kilter in your washing machine you are familiar with the kind of sound and the sheer panic that drove me to run to my machine before it danced across the room .  So I fixed the clothes and got back to work…

Well, Dear Lord, What was that…Oh no…I will be back the dog just coughed and made a noise and I will spare you the horrible details…..Resolve carpet cleaner and a roll of paper towels later, yes I am finally back….so as I am beginning to really think about what I am going to write, I hear “Good morning!”

“Good morning, Son!”

Normally my boys are very quiet and want some alone time to get awake before they carry on conversation, but no…not today….it was as though they decided to divide and conquer…Both of them were like the energizer bunny…..They fussed over whose turn it was to feed and water the dog, they fussed about who was going to touch their nasty soccer socks that were left in a gym bag since Saturday, they fussed over the T.V. and breakfast and then fussed with me as I finally intervened and said “Oh, by the way boys, it is time to get to work!  Yes, work, something your mother has been trying to do all morning….without much success, I may add!”

Finally, after I made special ordered smoothies for both boys for breakfast, I sipped on another cup of coffee, threw the  load of laundry in the dryer, settled the argument about which son’s turn it was to feed and water the poor innocent dog…. And helped my youngest son work a crossword puzzle for English, I began this blog! Honestly though, my wonderful blog ideas turned to random thoughts until they came to finally rest upon Distractions!  The following is a definition of distraction according to Collins English Dictionary.

dis•trac•tion (dɪˈstræk ʃən) 

  1. the act or an instance of distracting or the state of being distracted
  2. something that serves as a diversion or entertainment
  3. an interruption; an obstacle to concentration
  4. (Psychology) mental turmoil or madness


I thought the definition of distraction suited my day perfectly, sometimes even my life! However, I also realize that regardless of how chaotic my life may become for the most part, if it is in my control, I can simply stop it. I can either choose to stay in the chaos or run to a safe and peaceful place!  So I stopped everything…..Hold the presses…….or in my case just stop typing….Tell the kids, I will be in a little bit!

I then find a peaceful place and get quiet. I breathe and simply whisper an open invitation for the Father to come!  As He accepts my invitation, I feel His sweet presence and His wonderful peace.  At this moment with Him, there are no distractions, just He and I.  There is nothing like having Him near, as I repent that I should have done this before trying to start my day…I usually always begin my day in worship and prayer, but this morning, guess what…you got it, I let myself become distracted….But now I have clarity, and Oh yes, that wonderful blog idea was about being lured away with simple things to steal our peace!

Isaiah 26:3 (KJV) Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

So Lord, use these words to encourage someone whose life is riddled by distraction today.  Help them stop, take a deep breath and say “I am running into your peace right now Father because all of the distractions come only to steal my peace and my time!”  Thank you Father that you perfect that which concerns us today!


Sitting on the Edge!

10 Sep

Sitting on the Edge!.

Sitting on the Edge!

10 Sep

Sitting on the Edge!

In my last week’s blog entitled Good-bye Summer, I wrote about the seasons changing.  I wanted to once again touch upon seasons of change.  Why, you may ask?  My answer to you would be, because we are always in a season of change!

Ecclesiastes 3:1 (KJV) To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

When we think of season’s changing in the natural we either look forward to them or dread them!  I feel we do the same in our life’s seasons of change, we either are sitting on the edge of our seat in expectation of something new, or we are pushing back in our seats, tightly gripping the arm rest, in dread of what is coming next! My friend let me encourage you: Change is coming for your good!

There is purpose behind everything that we go through, whether our experiences are good or bad!  I often encourage people who are going through difficult times to be strong in the Lord, because it is only a season! Bad times will not stay!  This bad season, like so many good seasons in your life will pass as well!

Hebrews 11:1 (KJV) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

I wanted to really focus on expectation today!  When we are looking to God for our answers, we should have expectation or hope that He will work every detail out for our good!  We may not see how things could possibly work out to our advantage in the bad seasons of our lives, but with God, we can trust that they always will!  His purposes are much greater for us than just simply getting us through each season!  He is constantly proving Himself faithful to us!  He can be trusted with the most difficult of seasons.   Even though what you may be going through is not good, He will use it in your life to develop something good out of it!

We used to play a little game when I was in school called the trust game!  It went something like this:  We would all pair off into groups of two.  One person would stand with their backs toward the second.  The object of the game was for the person standing in front  to fall backward and completely trust that the person behind you would catch you!  At first this was totally terrifying, but the more we fell back and were caught the freer and trusting we became.  Then we would switch partners and have to learn to trust all over again!

Do you know walking through life with God is much like that little game!  At first, you may be terrified to let yourself fall and trust Him to catch you!  However, the more you fall back into His loving Arms and choose to trust Him, the easier it will become! I encourage you today that no matter what season you are in, to embrace it with great expectation and trust!  Trust the One who holds all of your purpose and destiny in His hands and simply fall back,  He will always catch you!

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