Breathing out:...thank you God.
|Lean not on your own understanding.|
I just looked out my window and see bright sunshine from the west. Today has been an interesting mix of gray skies, cold, windy, thunder, rain and dark clouds...and now BRIGHT sunshine. Our God does appreciate a grand sense of diversity within the space of a few hours.
|Warm Saganaki and Warm Pita Bread...|
I had lunch today with a Sister of Spirit. We covered a wide range of topics over a Greek Salad and of course some Fried Saganaki. One more day of being nourished by good food and good fellowship. It is nice being aware of these moments...rather than simply taking them for granted.
The nourishment went both ways during our lunch. I listened...she listened. Companions in Christ would have considered we were both nourished by the gift of Holy Listening. And within such listening...there is God.
I was also nourished this evening taking a blueberry muffin to my mother-in-law who is dealing with the after effects of radiation and chemo. I learned that she really enjoyed the muffin I had taken her several days ago. Since her appetite is cause for concern I don't mind stopping at Panera every time I am out! She was grateful and she would probably say she was the one being nourished....but it was me who felt filled with inner peace as I walked to my car. Another gift to not be taken for granted.
|It is crazy thinking, trying to find their answers to their questions!|
Part of my luncheon conversation dealt with questions and speculations of what people want or expect. Neither one of us had any "answers" since when asked, those who are unhappy cannot seem to articulate what it is they are unhappy with. So....many questions and no sense of direction.
Still, having written this...I am not exactly anxious. But, having written this...it is on my heart, so before I turn in tonight I will visually empty out my cup as a reminder to myself that God is within the questions and the lack of direction. God is present and when I become quiet and present myself...I may gain a sense of where he is leading me.
For what do I thank God for as I prepare to enter sleep?
|Trusting that God will hold...|
I thank God for companions who love me, companions I can trust, allowing me to be honest. Companions who listen without trying to fix me. These kind of companions are truly a blessing and a gift.
I thank God for the gift of my daughters. They love me. They keep me on my toes. They can keep me guessing!
|Cup of Wisdom|
I am leaving home by 5:15 tomorrow morning in order to participate in a Lenten Breakfast. Day 6 is The Cup of Wisdom. Now, let me think...wisdom....getting up at 3:30 in order to journal. Wisdom...journaling tonight for tomorrow...and in the process not spending the time with Joyce's thoughts that I need? Wisdom...I may read the devotion tomorrow and journal later in the day....or I may even wait to begin again on Monday!
Lets hear it for Wisdom!
Many Blessings ~ Sandi