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Regaining Strength

I have been absent lately for a couple of reasons.

The one I’m comfortable sharing, is that I spent last week with my husband doing some online classes for the non profit that we operate here in our town.

It was an amazing time of learning, with some really diverse group of folks; all colorful, and wise in their own rights.

The other reason, bothers me to consider.

Just a little.

I enjoy encouraging others, and being someone they can look up to, and to be a soft place to land for those who need it.

So here is the truth; It snuck up on me.

You would think that with all the extra hours, I could do enormous amounts of work.

But, I found myself exhausted in my mind and in my body.

My doctor is helping me with the physical part.

My heart and mind had run amuck, and needed to go back to a different place.

I’ll tell you, it is a place of worship.


On purpose.

Every day.

I am slowly getting back in touch with my own self.

Regardless of news headlines.

Regardless of what others think of it.

I am as resistant to change as anyone I know, but I must return to keeping my eyes on the Holy Trinity.

God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

In them alone my thoughts, words and deeds must be centered.

Only then can the joy of the Lord be my strength. (Nehemiah 8:10b)

I want to be able to encourage again.

I want to be able to on the front row when people need a little support.

People need strong arms and hands to help them these days.

I want to be that.

So, I am on my way back.

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

Matthew 9:36-38 (ESV)

Until next time …

Mid Week Blessing

I don’t have anything really new for you today.

Only that which I try to encourage you with much of the time.

Stop listening to the negative voices that acost you every day.

Turn off the TV, and consider the following;

For that last one, fill in the blank with whatever you need.

This is who and what Father, Son, and Holy Spirit say about you.

You are stronger than you think.

You can do this.

Until next time …

All That Wander Are Not Lost

All that wander are not lost.

So I’ve heard it said.

It seems I’ve been wandering since the beginning of this COVID business.

Some of that wandering has lead me to places I am greatly familiar with.

Other wanderings have lead to places dark, and unknown.

In my wanderings I have seen and re-seen things I have noted before; in those same wanderings I have noticed things that I had either forgotten entirely, or had not known at all.

Some of my wanderings took me to places I never wanted to go; others to places light and airy, and free.

From some of those wanderings, I came away with a fog so thick that I had to sit and rest until it cleared.

Still at other times, they brought light to dark corners that I was unaware of, thereby shedding new light on my path.

Regardless of where your wanderings take you, I encourage you to be open, and ready to learn whatever is in front of you to learn.

Mostly, I encourage you to “Be not afraid”.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not be afraid. John 14:27.

I leave you with two questions to ask yourself during your current wanderings;

I usually use them during scripture reading, they are from a long time mentor – Graham Cooke.

“What does this mean?”


“What shall I do?”

Asking these questions has been helpful in my understanding of most, if not all, of my wanderings.

Until next time …