Monday, April 22, 2013

A Page From My Journal

 A page from my journal:

"OK Lord. Today is Friday, Dec 21, 2012.
Help me to trust you for my needs today, 
1 minute, 1 hour, 1 step at a time.

Help me to remember, You Are my peace, my protector, 
my provider; you are my answer when I call for help, 
you are my guide, my deliverer, my help, my God and my King.

You have a plan for me, for today.. 
Help me not to think about tomorrow, or even my next step today,
 knowing you will guide me through it.
You will give me enough love, your love, enough strength,
 your strength,  for today, for my next step.

Help me be mindful of that, with each step I take.
Help me be mindful of You, with each step I take."

Be blessed my friends.
Taking one step at a time with Him.


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Resting in Him

Oh Boy do I need this today.

Blessings fellow bloggers.
Peace and His rest to you this day.

barbara jean

Monday, April 1, 2013

slow or fast pace?


slow pace or fast pace.

I've been noticing different families lately.
Observing the pace at which they do things.
And, of course, it has got me pondering life again.

Some families are rushing from one activity to another. 
Always pushing their kids to go faster, get ready, hurry up, 
get out the door, we'll be late. Cramming so much into a day everyone is
 too tired to be civil when they do stop.
Or the TV is on, or computer, or games....
no need to interact, just fill our time with activity,
 and our brains with noise.

Then I've noticed this new friend. She is very laid back. 
Made me notice how her child was.
Pretty laid back. Kind of just enjoying a slower pace of life. 
Taking time to 'be still', enjoy nature, enjoy people, hear God.
 No TV blasting, no texting, no computer going for hours.

Made me wonder what we are teaching our kids??
Are we starting them out in life not taking the time to
 enjoy things, but to just rush from one activity to another? 
Do they even know how to be still? Or do quiet things? Or hear God?
Or have they inadvertently  taught them to ignore the very one who created them?
 The one who longs to have relationship with them?

I'm not saying you have to get rid of your TV,
your computer, your phone,
just try moderation, and try teaching your kids moderation.

So, just ponder a moment, when is the last time you were still, 
or you encouraged your children to be still?
Try it....then remember what it was like, and teach it to your children.

"Be still and know that I am God".
Enjoy the beauty of His creation.
Enjoy the sound of the Wind,
the singing of the birds.
Stop and smell the roses.

Thanks for stopping by.

be blessed