Out of left field a thought came and blindsided my emotions. Words said by someone in the past replayed in my mind entangling me in a web of anger and hurt. Fortunately, I realized I have a choice. I could think about, whine about, and get mad about what they … Continue reading →
Does anyone else have a hard time living in the present? Is it just me? The past keeps trying to creep into today, and future concerns try to keep me wrapped up in the worries of tomorrow. The past and future squeezes me out of today which keeps me from … Continue reading →
My mind whirled with possible scenarios. If “this” thing happened, how would I respond, what would I need to do and say. If “that” thing happened, how would I respond, what would I need to do and say. The more I analyzed and worried, the less prepared I felt for … Continue reading →
The memory pounced, blindsided, and left me reeling. I stood trying to regain my thoughts. Painful memories can’t be changed, I can’t alter what happened, and at times it leaves me heart-broken and heart-sick. Oh, I need a mind wash. I need to forget that terrible thing that happened, that … Continue reading →
God is teaching me again the beauty of taking every thought captive. Far too long I’ve had the tendency to analyze, wonder, and try to figure out when I hear something or see something and “go there” in my mind. However, I’ve found I don’t have to ponder every story, … Continue reading →
I’m pondering how often we refuse to move forward. We get rutted and trapped in the past, clinging to the thing that destroyed the life we wanted or imagined.
There is a time to mourn and weep, but we’ve turned it into a lifestyle, and “poor me” has become an idol. Self is exalted over God. We aren’t hearing His voice nor hearing His call because we are too busy listening to our own complaints and whines. I’ve been there, done that–sat and stewed and mourned. And the longer I stewed in my stew, the stinkier my stew (and me) became. Ugh.
I apologize. I’ve been sidetracked by pain, by life, by the world, by opinions of others, by the news, by too many things that are not eternal. I must seek first the kingdom of God. I have to kindle afresh and fan into flame the word implanted within me. I’m … Continue reading →