Today, I am committed to making good memories for myself and for others. It is our memories that sustain us as we age. I was foolish not to make more memories for myself and others when I was younger. Money is necessary only to fuel the comfort necessities of life. Memories are for a lifetime. Think about all that is free. Walking is free. Talking and conversing with good friends is free. Nature is free. Do what is free and do it with feeling. When God is among us, we are to seek out happiness for ourselves and others. Do something wildly wonderful today and every day. Your health and your body will thank you for it by giving you long life and many happy memories.
Today was an incredible day at Church. 12 young people were confirmed in their faith. Pastor allowed them to speak their faith to us. It was awe-inspiring. After the fellowship hour, I attended a class called "Gun and Choices". It was highly thought-provoking. Some of us seem so far apart and yet we all agree....The Violence must Stop! At the close, the teacher summed up both sides rather well, leading us back to the unity of all believers and asking us to think about what each of us could or ought to do about this social issue. A very faith-affirming Day!
Thank you, God! Mostly that I am well-refreshed from short jaunt around the neighborhood with my walking sticks. During that time, I said many prayers for my dear friend, Sandy, my husband, and myself. I am amazed how little I pray for myself. I need to do it a bit more often. I get so caught up in the needs of those around me. I forget that I, too, am in dire need of prayer.
I spent most of the day in prayer. Papa is okay. We are both worn-out from a long day at the VA clinic. I want Christ to be at the forefront of my life but today, it seemed, He was far away....No, not at all. I was plagued with worry, such a wall of frustration that I made it impossible for Him to be close enough to comfort me. I must stop my own stiff-necked, unrelenting ways.
You shall have no other gods before me." Exodus 20:3
I am so imperfect, failing at every turn, neglecting all that I love most. Maybe my trying is to no avail however I just cannot believe that it is so. The relationship I have with Jesus assures me that I have both Light and Advocate. He does not forsake me. Yet, in my daily going-abouts, my mind oftentimes wanders very far from His Grace and Guidance. That prayer "thy will be done" haunts me in my struggles to remain a glorious reflection of his Love and Light. For my stiff-necked nature wants always to be "in control", not letting go and letting God, not stretching myself towards the Light but away from it. I am so full of joy that He searches for me, at those times, like the "Good Shepherd" that He is, gently persuading me back towards His ever-enfolding Grace. And I, in my weak, small voice say with great joy, "Yes, Lord, Yes".
I leave you with this constant studied verse....2 Cor. 8:12
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