Thursday, July 30, 2015

Sad and grateful

My brother's sweet wife Elaine died Saturday shortly after noon. She was an amazing woman who showed so much grace as a wife and mother and sister and co-worker and Christian and in every role she filled. She was courageous in her fight against cancer. And now she is whole again and reunited with loved ones in heaven. I know many of my friends have been praying for Elaine and Mike Davidson and their family, and that is so appreciated. I am grateful to God for his continued blessings on this family. 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Worth the trip

Knowing I would be in airports and on planes last Sunday morning, I knew I would not be going to church. I also knew I wanted to go with God. 

I typically pray when the plane takes off and lands, and that was no different this time. 

A real sense of the divine came in the timing that allowed me to connect with a friend and her husband when we arrived in Charleston, S.C., even though I did not call her until that morning. I hate that I don't plan and execute intentions better, but I am immensely grateful I didn't let lack of ore planning stop me from making that call. The wonderful visit set the stage for a relaxing mini-vacation. 

Myrtle Beach was fantastic. Smooth sand. Great sand. A hotel room with a perfect view. 

Fireworks. Visiting a cousin who truly lives at the beach.  

And still I wonder: How much better would it be if I weren't so disorganized?

Who knows? It might not be any better. 

This is all very random. I do hope to come back and edit this one. I just wanted to get today's time stamp. 

Maybe something about the presidential security and the beached whale. 

And fireworks on the way to buy gas back in OKC. 

It's all good. And worth the trip. . 

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Ready for a Vacation!

I'm pretty much packed and ready to catch a plane to South Carolina for a leisurely few days at the beach. 

It seems kinda crazy to be going. The opportunity was unexpected. But I jumped on it as soon as I knew about it. Then some other circumstances changed, and the opportunity seemed less ideal. I'm truly trusting God and believing His timing is perfect. It adds to my eagerness to see what He has planned. 

On my to-do list for Sunday since our flight leaves at 6, which means no church, is to worship and pray along the way. Go with God. No wonder I'm excited!!!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Grateful and free

On this Independence Day, it seems fitting to list freedoms for which I am grateful. 

I'm grateful to God for hope that springs eternal. I'm grateful to be free to choose to love and worship God. 
I'm free to try and fail. 
I'm free to love and be loved. 
I'm free to pursue happiness. 
I'm free to choose what kind of work to do. 
I'm free to ramble. 
I'm free to keep on keeping on, trying to find my way, trying to find my truth. 

I'm free to keep learning. And I pledge to do so. I feel as if I am regressing in so many areas. I am free to turn this ship around. 

God please help me. 

Thank You.