Okay…What Next?

Okay_What's NextToday I find myself accepting things for what they are. I am in transition (again), until God does what He does for me. I have moved to another friend’s house. Having to keep transporting everything can be a bit overwhelming. Of course, all I need is my coffee pot, my Bible, my computer and my phone. I work with these tools consistently. Call me flexible because I adjust to the space that I’m in. Yes, I make do with whatever the situation is at the current moment.

Do I like this? No, but I have accepted that the flexibility I have is there for a reason. Do I know everything God is doing. Of course not. But then, would I have anything to write about? Maybe, maybe not. Fiction?
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Today is the Day the Lord Has Made

Today Is

…Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Today’s reflection is about what’s going on and being grateful that I know who God is and that His plans and purpose for my life are in His hands. This week has had some disappointments, feeling sick and revising things. When disappointments come, we must get quiet and seek the Lord for clarity and/or peace. Sometimes He may not give us clarity right away and waiting is very difficult for us, as we all know. However, I will worship while I am waiting.

As I have been reading through Numbers, it is revealed that the anxiety and impatience of the Israelites caused dire consequences. I am reminded that trusting God is so important. He will give us what we need because He is Jehovah Jireh, our provider. And, while waiting can be so uncomfortable, it is comforting to know that no matter the circumstances, God has my back.
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Seasons

Daily Prompt Response: Seasons

Live in the Season

This is a great prompt. Seasons…we can all look at our lives and see the seasons of events. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 describes it best. God created the seasons of life and nature. I thought the Pinterest pin above describes what we really need to do in the various seasons of our lives. I added the Scripture verses for Ecclesiastes 3 after this for your reading pleasure.
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Liebster Award Post

Liebster Award PostI received the Liebster Award from Pink Graffiti…thank you so much! I appreciate you.

Following are the rules, my responses to the ten questions, ten random facts about me and my nominees for this award. As well, I have posted my own ten questions for the nominees. Responding to this award has been interesting, insightful and fun!
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Key Takeaway from My Blogging 101 Experience

<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/key-takeaway/”>Key Takeaway</a>

I would say this has been an enriching experience. The key takeaway is that you learn at your own pace. The assignments are great! They are challenging and force you out of your comfort zone. Although there are bloggers who have been at this quite some time, there is always room to improve and move forward in your blogging journey as they have shown. While the key takeaway is learning at your own pace, I must say that the second takeaway, for me, was getting involved in the blogging community. There is such rich material out there and people who want to share their journey of living, laughing, crying, healing and creativity.

One of the best things that I received is the acceptance. I can write my own story. I don’t have to compare myself to others and I get to read some amazing stories from the other bloggers as well as engage. I have learned so much and saw photos that were brilliant. The support from the staff and other writers has been phenomenal. I have been writing a while but was never involved in a community like this. I have found quite a few bloggers to follow and have received quite a few followers myself. My commitment to writing this year started off with bang. Blogging 101 helped to reinforce the commitment and while my writing is far from over, this has been a great foundation.

I still have a couple of assignments to finish. The learning is based on your time. Having a job and other life events occurring, it was challenging but I accepted. The assignments to finish involve tweaking my site and that, to me, is a continuous process. As I grow in this blogging journey, I must say that I do appreciate immensely this stop on my way.

 

Letting the Creative Juices Flow…

As I write this post, I am currently challenged in my school assignment to draw an aerial perspective painting.  Now since I love the graphic design field, and thought gaining some training on how to open up that creative flow would be the way to go, I am now at  an impasse.  I understand the perspective.  I’ve taken photos of that perspective.  But drawing it?  Another story.  I may be coming down on myself too hard since I didn’t really draw anything before this class but did everything digitally.  I think playing around in the photography area is as far as I’ve come.  I am not giving up but just voicing the challenge before me.  I did go to several sites on drawing the aerial perspective and got the technical understanding.  I drew about seven or eight pictures last night but wasn’t satisfied.  Abstract drawing was part of the challenge since as a beginner, lines are my ace. Just need to practice the actual process.  I think maybe a drawing class or sketching class could have come before this one, graphic design 120.  Just a thought.  Anyway, really busy and looking forward to exciting new growth in the aerial perspective and other things.

Sandra Vercellono

Time for Change

As I write today, and it has been a while since I added a post, I realize that change is imperative.  I look forward to that and yet, have some anxiety.  I am challenged today because for so many years I was trained to maintain the box.  Get myself trained, get a job, keep a job.  However, contrary to the plan to maintain, things don’t always work that way.

At 51, I have arrived at the new age and culture just like everyone else.  Traditional jobs are not traditional anymore.  Creativity is in the forefront and any resemblance of maintaining in this new culture says that you must allow your creativity to flow.  That may be a challenge for some of us old-schoolers.  However, challenges are allowed for our growth, to become all that God intended us to be.  Graphic design and writing are my two fields of choice to express my creativity.  This post is an outlet for that creativity and will be a commitment to express myself on a regular basis.

The job market is a challenge these days.  As a single mom again, I have arrived at a place of understanding the challenges, but more than that realize that I have a creative spirit and I would like that spirit to shine bigger and brighter than ever before.  The longer I live, the less time I have and having arrived at this place in my life, I want to maximize the time that I have.  I thank God I’m still here, challenges and all.  I appreciate the opportunity to allow God to do what He wants to do with me and will allow the creative spirit within me to flow.

Sandra R. Vercellono