Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Thoughts/Confessions

I am terrible at waiting.  I want instant gratification.
Joy is forever.  Happiness is fleeting.
In darkness, choosing light is paramount.
My thoughts ought to reflect the One in which I put my faith.
I'm repeating the Serenity Prayer as I type this.
The main detractor from joy is myself and the expectation I have of myself.
God Bless,
R

Monday, December 28, 2015

2016

New year...not new me.
Sure, I'd love to lose a few pounds, which will be a goal.  I'd like to improve a few things about myself, but not force myself to change drastically.
I want to be led by God.
So we will see what the New Year brings.
God Bless,
R

a great day

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!  Mine was great.  Looking forward to the New Year!
God Bless,
R

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Prayer request

could you please pray for Abby!
God Bless,
R

On my heart

I'm unworthy of all my blessings.
For me, embodying Christ is having the heart of a child.
In a broken world, it's only hope comes from a Savior who experienced a brokenness on Earth, on a Cross for all of us.
It's a Merry Christmas because His pain brought joy to a world needing it.
Merry Christmas!
God Bless!
R
If you like to know more, let me know.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

saturday night

I was watching a movie, thought about some things and turned on my music. In this Christmas season, what is I want. I want things people can't give me. And part of me loves that; yet detests that. God knows. I want to trust and not question Him.
A thought on this Saturday night.
R

Friday, December 18, 2015

weekend

Have a great day!
So blessed!
Relaxing this weekend.  You?
God Bless,
R

Thursday, December 17, 2015

His child

Yesterday, I spent some time with someone dear to me, and I was reminded of some things.
1.  Being around good people makes all the difference
2.  Having a discussion is good for the soul.
3. I am not responsible for others' happiness.
4. Love is key

I am blessed. Every day I live, I'm a success. Waiting on God is a painful exercise of faith.  I can't give up on dreams, they rob God of his Omnipotence and my faith in Him.  If I give up, I'm robbing God.  I'm okay with disappointing self, but God, it's not negotiable.

When I was born in this country, I won the lottery.  It pains me to think of what life could've been had this not been.  How far I've come?  It's remarkable.  Remembering the pain is a necessary evil for me.  It reinforces my thankfulness, it fuels the fire of who I need to be.
I bought a bangle yesterday.  It reads:  Blessed

Two of the places I've been blessed to see are Washington, D.C. and Assisi, Italy.
The nation's capital used to give me hope, now it just brings me cynicism.  I need to believe that the capital of the nation I love, can be a nation under God.  Where our legal tender, with its In God we trust means something.  Where we stand firm, yet love one another.
Assisi, Italy- The country I most wanted to visit as a teen.  As I walked into that town, walked into that church, heard the music play, and let myself feel the love of the God.  After walking out and finding a German father, who was not an American because he spoke English, yet reassuring us because we could understand him was a blessing.

Venice was a close second because it's a place I originally didn't want to visit, and yet it was one of my favorites.

I have two dreams on my heart, but I will not let them go.  I need to trust God will fulfill the desires of my heart.

I hope that God will give you what you need.
R


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

Blessed

I hope you had a great weekend!
Pizza and movies for me!
Have a blessed day!
R

Friday, December 11, 2015

Blessings

Have a blessed day!
Relaxing is on tap for me.
God Bless friends!
R

Thursday, December 10, 2015

a thought

I heard this song just now, and it's perfect. "I'm no longer a slave to fear, for I'm a child of God".
No Longer Slaves by Bethel Music

God Bless,
R

any recommendations

Still on the mend.
Any recommendations for food, books, entertainment?
God Bless,
R

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Confessions

I'm having trouble enjoying each day, because I'm always in the next one.

I worry about things I can't control.

I've got caught up with material things this season, and left Him off my list.

Am I ashamed to let you know?  No.

God Bless you,
R

Christmas wishlist

What's on your Christmas wishlist?
This prayer:  Return to me the joy of my salvation.
God Bless,
R

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Grateful

Grateful for:
Soup
Lozenges
Hope
Joy
and Love

Grateful for all of you.
God Bless,
R

Monday, December 7, 2015

Under the weather

my posting has been lackluster.  I'm sorry.  If there is one thing about being sick, it forces you to relax, and I'm thankful for that.
What are you thankful for today?
R

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Rest

I'm in December now, and it's scary.  My body is worn out, I'm mentally tired. I'm spiritually empty. I need to rest. In this time, I just need to be able to lean on "the everlasting arms".
God Bless,
R

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

some q's

Did you do any Cyber Monday?
What's your favorite way to give back during the Christmas season?
R