Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thoughts so Uncommitted They Are Off the Charts

From the zoo...unfortunately, I can't remember which zoo...
I guess I knew it was going to be a bad morning around 7 a.m.

Well, no. It was maybe around 4:30, when I woke up and I knew I wasn't going back to sleep even though I had already been awake at least five times throughout the night.  We won’t talk about the last several nights in a row where sleep has eluded me.

Ever notice how you don’t think too much about the thoughtless things that people do until you start feeling sorry for yourself?  You know how that works?  Every offense for all of your life floods into your mind.  Or is that just me? 

By the way my Committed Thoughts blog is fixed in case you hadn't noticed…but these are my uncommitted thoughts for my first post in two years.

On my way to work, I stopped at McD’s and buried my self-pity in a fast food breakfast and chocolate chip cookies.  It makes me feel momentarily better, which is a good thing since my attitude this morning has been anything but pleasant.

So I complain, though I know I do not have the right to complain, as blessed as my life is.  But the thoughts keep flying in, like darts in a bar room tournament…about the prayers I don't see answered, about my husband turning on his loud music right in the middle of my sentence as I’m answering the question he asked; about my daughter seeing my text messages, but ignoring them.  Or maybe I'll just feel sorry for myself because I have a potentially serious health issue, and I seem to be the only one who remembers it (which kind of makes sense that I would remember it).

In this mood, I even feel ignored by God.   I mean personally ignored…because He is indescribably good to mankind (and yes, to me), but I want my own personal, much deeper relationship with Him.  He seems to be hiding.  I want to know His voice like the Bible says His children will know…I have a lot of questions; I have too few answers…clear-cut answers.

Some days I revel in God's goodness, some days I wallow in self-pity. Today has started out as a wallowing kind of day.  I need to get my revel on.

Now to slingshot into a completely different vein (as I wonder if I’ve just used the proper spelling of “vein”):

One reason I don't have a political blog, although I'm very interested in politics, is because I know I'm right and have little patience for lies and those who refuse to believe anything but lies.  Lunacy.  Maybe I don’t have the tolerance it demands.  I feel the need to make a rebel stand…and speaking up for conservative values is being a rebel these days.

Maybe I’ll make this blog a political blog.  What do you think?  Does the world need one more politically conservative voice tossed into the abyss that is the internet?





Saturday, April 30, 2016

A to Z ~Z~ Zeal

Zinnia
Zeal:  (definition) Great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective.

Do not let your heart envy sinners,
But be zealous for the fear of the Lord all the day.
Proverbs 23:17 (NKJV)

Why be zealous for the fear of the Lord all the day?
  • The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.  (Proverbs 1:7)
  • The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life.  (Proverbs 14:27)
  • He who has the fear of the Lord will abide in satisfaction, he will not be visited with evil.  (Proverbs 19:23)


New Zealand, Lake Tekapo

Church in Zalau, Transylvania
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Friday, April 29, 2016

A to Z ~Y~ Yokes and Youth


Yellow Hibiscus
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and My burden is light.
Matthew 11:28-30

He satisfies ours mouth with good things, 
So that our youth is renewed like the eagle’s. 
Psalm 103:5

Who doesn’t want an easy yoke and a renewed youth?  
Lord, I want to always follow Your path, 
it is so much better than my path could ever be. 
Thank You, Yahweh.
York-Minster (England)

York, Yorkshire Abbey
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Thursday, April 28, 2016

A to Z ~X~ eXpect!

Flower in Xalapa, Veracruz (Mexico)
Yahweh, in the morning You shall hear my voice. 
In the morning I will lay my requests before You, 
and will watch expectantly.
Psalm 5:3 (WEB)

God loves His children.  He wants to bless us, even when we are going through trials...which we all do.  Expect God to show you His love and mercy every day!   
Xiamen, China
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A to Z ~W~ Waiting

Wisteria
Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, 
And He shall strengthen your heart; 
Wait, I say, on the Lord!  
Psalm 27:14

Waiting is hard.  I know I don't like it.  Especially in today's society, we want everything now!   But waiting is something that we as Christians will do, and we'll keep doing it until we go Home to be with Jesus.  The good thing about waiting is the rewards we reap.  

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; 
they shall mount up with wings as eagles; 
they shall run, and not be weary; 
and they shall walk, and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31

I'd say that's one pretty good reward for waiting.
Washington, Wisconsin

Winter in Suzdal
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A to Z ~V~ Being Vigilant

Violet Sunset
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks 
about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
1 Peter 5:8


It is so easy to fall into a trap of getting distracted or angry.   When we keep our eyes (our hearts, that is) heavenward, we will be less likely to see the distractions the devil is tossing our way  If God said, “Pray without ceasing,” He must be willing communicate back with us, don’t you think?   

Church in Venice, Italy

Vetzan, Italy
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Monday, April 25, 2016

A to Z ~U~ Understanding

Umbrella
For the Lord gives wisdom;
From His mouth come knowledge and understanding
Proverbs 2:6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding
Proverbs 3:5

Get wisdom! Get understanding!
…Do not forsake her, and she will preserve you;
Love her, and she will keep you.
Wisdom is the principal thing;
Therefore get wisdom.
And in all your getting, get understanding.
Proverbs 5:7


Lord, please give me deep understanding 
and an even deeper love for Your word.
"Open my eyes so that I can see all the
wonderful things in Your teachings."
(Psalm 119:18 ESV)

Ukraine Orthodox Church

Ulm Minster, Germany

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