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Being Allowed To Help

You know what is a little thing? Saying the word “Yes” or “Sure” when someone offers to help.

It is such a little thing to allow someone the gift of doing something for you.

Yes, I am speaking from my heart here. I absolutely love doing stuff for people. It is part of what makes me me. And when someone is kind enough to just say “Yes,” that is a delight to the soul. Continue reading

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The Enormity of Little Things

There were seven ladies sitting in the very cozy living of our pastor’s wife enjoying a Bible study and sharing our lives with one another. Extremely comfortable in each other’s presence, our guards were down.

We were bantering a subject back and forth, everyone chiming in, everyone voicing an opinion, everyone listening to the others. Then, suddenly, a dear friend, Eileen, said this phrase:

If only we understood the enormity of little things.

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You were meant to be you

How many books, blog posts, sermons, and lectures have been written or spoken on the subject that you were meant to be you and only you? There is no one else like you. God made you to carry out the unique purpose for which you were created.

Those topics flood the airspace and blogosphere and pulpits.

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Life is Complicated

My husband and I love to watch movies. We prefer it over TV without contest. But, when you watch movies on a regular basis, you get frustrated with the mediocrity that exists. You know, the over-use of catch phrases, the same film shot repeated over and over sometimes crossing genres with ease, the lazy dialogue.

This is our motto

This is our motto

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What are you working on?

There should never be a time in our life when we are not working on something.

So, what are you working on right now?

Are you improving a skill? Learning a new one?

Strengthening your body? Finishing a home project?

Mastering a recipe? Trying to grow some veggies? Continue reading

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Here I am …

In the South West. Far, far away from my little loves, my friends, all things familiar. It is crazy exciting (another word for exhausting) and beautiful (another word for gorgeous). But I miss my peeps.

I know God will fill that hole a bit when we are able to get involved and meet people, but they will never take the place of those that have filled my days and years for the past few decades. The laughs, the lessons, the lunches. The troubles, the teasing, the triumphs. The crying, the card games, the communion.

I miss it all.

I knew I would. That doesn’t shock me. But it doesn’t comfort me either.

Life takes turns and twists and we are on one of those (or both) at present. We love thinking¬†about what we have in store. We are enjoying the “putting our new life together” phase. It is odd and fun.

But when I lay my head down at night I see the little faces that made my face light up daily. And my eyes leak.

My three stooges

My three stooges

But I know God will care of them as well. It never was up to me anyway. It’s all Him. And for that I am thankful and mindful to keep that perspective in tact.

I am ready for new experiences, but I hate leaving the old ones so far away. Yes, it is the typical cake-and-eat-it-too syndrome. Full force.

But we do it anyway, because it is what He has told us to do.

For all of you who read this who have been such a prized part of my history, I treasure you.

Are you feeling alone? Even in the midst of loved ones? It happens to everyone. Go to Him. He is there. Comment below with a smiley face, I’ll pray for you. Smiling through the discomfort is sometimes the only way to get to the other side.

 

Blessing those who have blessed me,

Pat Meyers

 

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When something goes “viral”

What does it mean for something to go “viral”? It means it spread like wildfire through the Internet. Basically that is it, correct?

If that be true … then we should have heard of it, read it, seen it, whatever the case may be.

If that be true … then we would likely have been impacted by it, stirred, inspired, outraged, made aware; again, whatever the case may be.

If that be true … then it should impact our daily life. Continue reading

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Remembering Stuff

I love the word stuff. It’s a funny and fun word. It sounds “full.” Not really onomatopoeia, but sort of … if you say it right. And it can relate to anything:

“I have too much stuff.”Stuff2

“I like you and stuff.”

“Wanna go out and do stuff?”

“I’m stuffed!”

You get the idea.

Currently, I am remembering stuff. Memories of our life here in the St. Louis area. People. Moments. Times. Events. Craziness. And stuff. Continue reading

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Things are looking serious!

Oh dear … things are getting serious around here. There are stacks of boxes and bins for the moving truck.

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My Biggest Accomplishment in 2015

You are probably expecting something momentous with that heading. Or mind-boggling. Or really spiritual.¬†Or …

But …

Here it is …

I gave up all sweeteners in my tea and coffee!!! Yay me!!! Way to go, Pat! Continue reading

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