Tuesday, April 24, 2012


I'm second guessing myself to death. 
As if I will regret this decision as long as I live. 
As if my happiness hinges on this choice. 
As if I'm the author and director of my life.

But the truth is most of the time when I'm looking back all I remember are the good times. 

                  perfect children, 
                                             perfect dogs, 
                                                                  perfect life.

In the search for the right decision, I live in the myth that there is a guaranteed right choice and if I screw this up my life is ruined. But If I make the right choice my path will be smooth. 

I must stop looking so hard for the certain path and give God the wheel of today to direct my tomorrows. 
Do you live as though it all depends on you?

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Breakfast with God

[Jesus speaking] "If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace..."
Luke 19:41

Just a thought
Where are you looking for your peace today?

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Perfect Peace

I've shared how I'm viewing  the life around me;  time management, the ever burdening accumulation of stuff, and how you and I can live simply and reflect Christ's joy in our enviroment.

Now the lense of my camara is focused to the heart of the matter;
soul and spirit.
 Achieving simple joy from within.

My husband and I are standing on a small piece of land, just an acre or so. It sits at the highest elevation in our small town and from where we stand we can see for miles. The wind is blowing and there is nothing to block it for there are no trees on this land. No trees. On the backside you see a couple of farms with a windmill and a pond. It's quiet and there is a sense of peace as I gaze out.

And I'm looking for a feeling.
How does one look with the eyes and feel?
This is where the spirit and the soul move.

 I look up and see nothing but expansive sky
and I breathe.

My soul; that part of me that engages in emotions. Emotions that can fill..... or empty me. They run high as I look about this treeless acre. And I pray for my Spirit to be full, completely engaging with my soul.
"Give me your wisdom, oh God."
My Spirit; the place where the third half of the Trinity resides.
 God within me.
"Holy Spirit, be my vision."

My husband looks at me, "It feels right."
But how can it feel right without any trees?

Looking for perfect peace. Our soul cries out for it.
This Holy week we remember Jesus telling us He is the perfect peace, why look any further? Yet we still fall in line with those whose flesh cried, "crucify him!"
Their idea of the King of Peace didn't match up with Jesus.

What does your peace look like?