I was tickled with this prompt. This prompt reminds me of an experience in California with sushi. Okay, everyone has a list of things they love and while I try not to be a prude about others choices, sometimes you just know, you know. Well, the secretaries at the company I worked for got together and we needed to make a decision for lunch for Secretary’s Day. We had a decent debate on what would be a location that all would be pleased with. Well, the bottom line ended up being sushi at one of the frequented restaurants close by. I was not up for it because, well, raw fish. No, not me. However, being the only one who really didn’t like sushi, the “you need to try it before you say no” process started. Continue reading about the sushi experience…!
This prompt is significant to me. As valedictorian for my high school graduating class, I gave the speech. I remember my knees shaking as I sat waiting for my turn to speak. I remember the theme for the graduating class that year was “We’ve only just begun to live.” Of course, it will be a 40-year anniversary next year and to draft a speech includes a lot of experience and key points of wisdom to share. Therefore, it is my pleasure (with less nervousness) to respond to this post. So, here goes… Continue reading about the Path of Life…!
With a little twist to the daily prompt, this is an actual experience about the sudden hailstorm, the sudden shift in weather. Thought the story would make it fun.
The trip to the dentist had been prolonged as long as it possibly could be and the pain had become excruciating. Mom finally consented that the only thing left to do was to visit the dentist. Sienna had not wanted to go to dentist ever again because she had been so often already as a young person. At thirteen, she already had had several teeth removed and some crowned.
When they started the trip, the weather seemed to be fine even though the weather report suggested hail. Of course, you couldn’t trust the weather reporters. They couldn’t predict for sure what the weather was going to be. After seeing their track record being laughed at many times by the forces of nature. “Ha, ha! Not going to let you be right today,” says Mother Nature. Continue reading about the sudden shifts…!
When I saw this prompt today, I thought what a great idea. I read another blogger’s (simpledimple) response to this prompt. I read some other blogs that I follow. Continued reading and let in the cable guy for a few moments. Then, I returned my thoughts to the Simpledimple’s prompt response. One point that was mentioned by this blogger is that although some of her posts had great hits, she couldn’t pinpoint why the differences in the stats to the different posts. Continued Stats…!
Say Your Name Say your name or “what’s in a name” for me. I was originally going to write a different post but saw this prompt and thought it would be interesting and fun to pursue. What’s in a name? A friend and I had a discussion last year about names and how many times they seem to really fit the person. My first and middle names are Sandra Ruth. While Sandra is not in the Bible, Ruth is there. Sandra is Greek and Ruth is Hebrew. I did add my middle name to this mix. Continue reading!
Self-reliance is a very hard habit to break. I remember when I took the art and humanities class in college and the historical information was about the evolving self. From the beginning of time, the goal of humanity has been to do without God. In the expression of art and humanities such as psychology, the evolution has been to focus on self (our abilities, our mind, our desires, our flesh). “Watch and pray lest you enter into temptation,. The spirit is indeed willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Matthew 26:41, NKJV). Jesus found it necessary to remind His disciples. I speak about the flesh today, the natural man who looks to do things his way no matter what. But I also speak to the spirit man of those who know that we can do nothing (no thing) outside of God. What He allows us to do, even when we don’t consider the consequences, is about Him and not us; about us drawing closer to Him, trusting Him, leaning on Him and glorifying Him, not self. There are several Scriptures that come to mind as I write today. Continue reading about this
In response to the Daily Post prompt, This Present Darkness and Piercing the Darkness by Frank Peretti are two books that I have read not only once or twice but several times over the years. It has been on my heart to read them again and this prompt comes up. I had to share. Christian fiction is a genre that has come to life in my lifetime. These books are about spiritual warfare. Frank Peretti elegantly captures a part of this Christian journey that needs to be highlighted. He aptly shows us how deceptive the enemy can be as well as the devil’s covert methods to draw in those who are unaware that there is more going on our lives than what we can see with the naked eye. Continue reading…!
Today the quiet allows the mind to ponder the things of God. Reading today allows surrender of the preconceived notion of how things should be. The words shared with me today enhance the place of listening. Thoughts about the past (I am in the now) reflect the journey, the desert, the wilderness, the growth and the personal relationship with my God. When looking back, the choices taken or not taken, reflect to me that God knows who I am. Having experienced the audible voice of God many times and several periods in my life, I know that He knows who I am. What resonates in my soul is that He drew me in with His love, His voice, His gift of His Son that I might have eternal life as well as life here more abundantly. Continue reading…!
Today’s thoughts were on a few different things pondering the blog posts read today. My thoughts reflect on the daily process no matter what comes your way. One blog post read is about the spiritual warfare believers face and how it comes head on when we are walking in obedience. Check out the post by clicking the spiritual warfare link above . Seems like things are going just fine and you have exuberance for your obedience. Of course, the enemy is not pleased and all of sudden you feel like the dart board in a game of throw the darts. The key is to keep moving forward. God does have your back. You can read about this in the story of Elijah (I Kings 19).