We have had the most beautiful weather here in TN lately. I believe it was Wednesday, or maybe it was Thursday, but it was sunny and 75, in February! The buttercups as they call them in South are blooming everywhere, other places they are called Daffodils, I don’t care what name they go by they are beautiful and such a welcome sight.
Well I decided at the beginning of the week to double my workouts, I have a goal I really want to meet. So far, so good.
Then my hughesnet modem went out. Amazing how quickly we have become so attached to the internet. We use it for so many things, ministry, business, schooling, research, and just plain communication. But where there is a will there is a way and I quickly had an alternative, and soon a new modem.
Then we got on a roll with some Spring cleaning, and completely filled the van with stuff for the local thrift store. Some things from the past simply need to be purged, they are sad reminders of things that are no longer a pleasant memory. A word of advice, if something does not bring you Joy, true Godly Joy, then get it out of your way. Including relationships. Some folks we are called to fellowship with everyday and others are just plain a trap to drain you. Years ago I got a huge revelation. I had spent many years trying to please and get along with an extended family member. No matter what I did it backfired I finally cried out to the Lord and asked why it was so hard. His reply was eye opening. He said He never called me to do it. Wow! So I had spent years upon years doing what looked like a good thing but was not a “God thing”. No wonder it was so hard. Some people will never be happy, no NOBODY will ever truly be happy until they submit to Jesus. And if you are and they aren’t well, it is like hot and cold meeting in the sky, produces hurricanes and tornadoes. A relationship like that will suck up those in it’s path and cause destruction. So, the answer? Love them, be polite, but give it to God, stop trying, stop wearing the burden, stop trying to make it work. Love from a distance if necessary. It is better to love from a distance and still have love in your heart than to have constant strife up close. Re-examine what the Word says about family, who really is family? What does He say about it? Of course now that I am doing the God thing, I am accused of doing the wrong thing, but hey, I would rather please the Lord and be free than please a million folks who are looking for a reason to pick anyway. And my hubby agrees and we are in unity. Freedom is priceless.
How was that for a rabbit trail? Someone needed to hear it, hope it brings blessings to you.
Back to blogging. Well have my modem all back in order, this coming week I will be posting giveaways, more than one, so get ready. If you are not already part of my bookstore mailing list, there is a cute little widget in the right column where you join, it is free and you will get notices of new stuff, free ebooks and articles.
And … I am feeling creative, would y’all like to see my ebooks on Kindle? Which would you like to see first? I may do it free. I may get to either that or a blog makeover this weekend.
Hope you had a blessed week