Today is quiet but rich.
We have time.
We are able to sort,
after a year (or more)
(Do I really need old issues of all these magazines?)
Or, why don’t we just leave the party furniture arrangement–opens up our space! Feels really good.
Jesus is with us.
He calls forward
Our most noble selves,
The persons He 100% invites out into the open.
His “poema,” masterpiece.
That is our redeemed, true self,
Always becoming, in Him, with Him,
I love that, need that and do know that–down to my bones!
(But I also need to be reminded–often.)
You emptied Yourself
Of Home glory
To become one of us, here, in a body.
Even as an infant, in poverty,
Pushed out by the crowd,
Rejected by Your own.
You touched, healed,
Loved, and now, even through us here.
You broke that stone table of condemnation. You made a way for unholy to be all in white.
Today pulling myself together:
All of me, here, present, awake, ready.
Choosing peace, hope, beauty along with a strong will to work in a focussed, persisting way today.
Receiving from Him who gave His life a ransom for my soul, who is now God with us–Immanuel.
Responding with gratitude for gifts of life, forgiveness, love and mercy.
Trusting Him here for each challenge now.
Joy comes, and even spills over.
Good, sinking-in feeling
When you’ve crossed some major hurdle,
Completed some difficult task,
Overcome some obstacle
And made it to the other side.
Today is not an ordinary Tuesday. It may seem like that in a few ways, but it is a major day in my life, in my family’s life too.
Sometimes what separates the mundane from the extraordinary is that little flash of awareness about what matters.
Today what matters is trusting God constantly and just focussing on now. (Yes, that’s always true, but I see it better today.)
We are learning to speak truth in love more and that is extraordinary.
I am glad that we are only called to live one day at a time. Morning brings often a better frame of mind for me, better than the tired evening. Except, when I have trouble sleeping. Then it is just a challenge to face. But I am facing it.