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.
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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
Our life is made of lessons. Good lessons. Bad lessons. Some inspiring, some disheartening. We start learning these kinds of lessons before we can speak or answer a question. We continue on through school and to the end of our days.
Some days we learn what we want to add to our life, other days things we want to avoid at all cost.
A movie, a song, a sermon, a painting; all can speak to us in a moment that affects our inner being. If we let it.
There are words we read or hear that stick with us forever. Those words can jar our thinking, arrest our thoughts, and adjust our compass.
Words. Meanings. Messages. Perspectives. Opinions. Thoughts.
Things to ponder that change the very makeup of our person.
As one who ponders, this stuff is food for my soul.
One message from a movie has made me reconsider my goals. One line from a country song has stoked the flame of my passion for living a life of impact.
Let yourself be moved by what you hear and see. Settle your mind and take it in. You don’t have to keep it if you don’t want to, but let it in for a brief moment and ponder its message.
Be moved by the things you experience. It is a lovely, lovely thing.
Stirred in my core
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.
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,
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
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 like you and stuff.”
“Wanna go out and do stuff?”
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
Oh dear … things are getting serious around here. There are stacks of boxes and bins for the moving truck.
You are probably expecting something momentous with that heading. Or mind-boggling. Or really spiritual. Or …
Here it is …
I gave up all sweeteners in my tea and coffee!!! Yay me!!! Way to go, Pat! Continue reading
Currently I live in the St. Louis metro area. It isn’t the worst area for rush hour traffic, but it isn’t the best either. The other day I had a doctor’s appoint on the complete other side of the metro area. I live in the Metro-East and the appointment was the extreme other side.
And I got out of the appointment at the thick of rush hour. Continue reading