Failure · Holy Spirit · Inspiration · Learning · Listen · Trust · Unknowns

when you think you know… you don’t…

When you think you know how your day will go… He’ll show you… you don’t… That’s how I forgot to write here… yesterday… Inspiration came Saturday… but that’s my day not to publish… so I thought… I’ll do that tomorrow… Tomorrow came… but it was full… one brief thought on the way home reminded… I need to write…… Continue reading when you think you know… you don’t…

Joy · Scattered · Trust · Unknowns

scattered…

Feeling a bit scattered… at the start of the new year…bills to pay…chores to do…words to write…studies to prepare…Last week’s days off…I thought I would get much done…it didn’t happen…Scattered…Words come…for different writings…at different times…bubbling up…feeling disjointed…like too much…Scattered…But the odd thing is…in all the scattered…there is joy…Joy…even though I don’t know how it will…… Continue reading scattered…

Gifts · Love · Returning · Unknowns

returned gifts…

I had some gifts returned yesterday…though it was a surprise…it wasn’t a bad thing…One gift returned was my flute…the one I played in high school…I’d given it to my nephew several years ago…when he wanted to pursue the flute…This semester… he graduated with a masters degree in music…he owns his own superior flute now… and…… Continue reading returned gifts…

Know · Rest in Him · Unknowns

rest in Him… in the unknown…

I don’t like not knowing…The loved one’s words remind me…when we don’t know…we can rest in the fact…He knows…I used to feel the same way about the unknown…Being one gifted at coming up with the worst case scenario in any given situation… I was prone to worry… anxiety… fear…As I’ve learned to trust Him…I find…… Continue reading rest in Him… in the unknown…

Trust · Unknowns

moving forward… into unknown territory…

The reading through of Exodus has me considering the fear involved in moving forward…Forward… brings unknowns… tests… trials… and for the Israelites… going back to slavery… back to Egypt… seemed better… than freedom…”Would that we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the meat pots…… Continue reading moving forward… into unknown territory…

New · Peace · Thanks · Trust · Unknowns

a day of new… and unknown…

Spent the day doing something I’ve never done before… filled with questions… no one to ask…Emails sent… voicemails left… phone calls missed… emails received that stir up more questions…New… filled with unknowns… sometimes feels like walking in the dark…A self-imposed deadline… doesn’t help… when there are multiple other things to do… with their own deadlines…But…… Continue reading a day of new… and unknown…

Doubt · Faith · Questions · Unknowns

questions…

Questions… they arise in the quiet…The nest empty… children growing… grown… to find life outside…But the questions… they come… in their absence…Have I been enough…?Did I teach… the right things…?Did I love well… do they know… my heart for them…?The questions arise… as each one’s story has yet to unfold…Unknowns… they make a heart wonder…In…… Continue reading questions…