Flaws. Love. Life Story and Song.

Even if we have 10,000 flaws we still deserve love and respect. Remember if you get knocked down a time or two- we won’t stay down if we lean on Christ. He makes us stronger. We will stand again.

With love – it is utterly pointless to not share it however and whenever you have a moment. Share with someone who seems to have forgotten the feeling or let them love you if they so choose. Don’t dwell on pain – but if it occurs – change your focus. You may be learning that lesson on pain so that you can remember what forgiveness is all about.

Have you ever thought about a persons’ story? Have you sat down and reflected on a person and see an ebb and flow to their life. Do they smile – do they frown? What if you don’t know them by name or even in person – can you tell much about them by their words – their life story or or their life song? Everyone has a story, a life song. Are you apparent with yours? What is your story, your life song? Do you share it? Did you know you are one of kind and your story and your song is yours and yours alone? Share your life story, your life song. Let others see it from your actions or your words. Share you – you are worthy and you are special!

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Living the Dream – Reblog

What do those words mean to you? Is living the dream – a great job, a husband and/or a wife with children and a beautiful house – going on vacations, having the top cars to drive and lots of money?

Or consider someone who has walked as homeless, who has shelter, who has food, who has clothes, who struggles and is looked down upon, yet little by little the Lord is restoring their life?

When this person First wakes in the morning with breath in their lungs, they are happy And they are content with what they have? They don’t dream of expensive cars or walking the red carpet or having a star on the walk of fame. They are happy with a small apartment where they have a bed to lay down at night, not an expensive bed with the the best threads to cover them. They have a coffee pot, a single cup. They have a plate, a knife, a spoon, a hand towel and place to take a bath. They have a small job and they have someone who provides rides to and from work. They don’t have the most renowned job, but it is important to them and they help people, yet maybe that is not even realized in the scheme of things. They go home to their one room apartment, sit with their book and cup of soup and occasionally with popcorn, yes a treat. They have a bed to lie their head down again that evening. Food is always provided. They see family ever so often or not.

Do you know why this second person feels they are living the dream?

The one book in their one room apartment – is the Bible. The Truth of life and death and the in between is in this book. It brings peace and strength, and hope each and every moment it is read. They can see where they have been to where they are. They are cared for and never lack a good thing. Now that may not seem much to many, but in the end, what will you take with you to heaven? Will you go to heaven?

Can you take your job, your house, your expensive car or even your money? No, you can not even take you coffee pot, single cup. But reading and spending time with God and giving your heart over to Jesus is living the dream – the Living Hope. The Living Strength – with the mercy and bits of grace he provides each day, enough for living.

So, will you reap all that you can here – to not live the dream in heaven later? Living as the world lives? Or, will you consider your heavenly future and store up your treasures above or will you consider the alternative of no future at all filled with pain and suffering? If you don’t believe me – the truth is in the Book, the bible. Jesus was real. He provided a way for you to live the dream with joy here…and later in heaven with harvest and rewards you can not even fathom.

12 Ways to Know and Show You Shine

Clean – cleansed – washed whiter than snow. That’s what God will do for you – has done for you.

Make a difference in someone’ life – care enough to be there for them.

Be who you are, who you were created to be – don’t change just to please someone. You are valuable as you are.

God is super great.

If you’re hurting – go out of your way to help someone else. It will take some strength – ask God to show you who he has in mind, but also ask for His strength as well. “God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble, therefore, we will not fear.”- Psalm 46.

Laugh an smile – it opens the door for joy on the inside.

Remember God is on your side.

Have you tried all the keys but one to a situation? Go ahead and try that last one, it maybe the one you needed all along.

God gives many chances so don’t give up.

If someone labels you – it says more about them. Love them anyway..

Do you know your ow value? It’s time you know you are valuable – you are not a discounted item.

From experience: You may pray about something for years and think God doesn’t hear your prayers. I’m living proof that although he may say “wait for a time” He is moving behind the scene and in his infinite wisdom. He will move your life in ways you never expected – Amazingly beautiful.

Summary:

  • You are clean
  • Help others.
  • Be who you are and remember your value.
  • God is great.
  • Help others even when you are hurting.
  • Laugh and smile and notice the joy it brings.
  • God is on your side.
  • Try that last key – be patient – quiet and listen.
  • God gives many chances. Don’t give up.
  • If someone labels you – love them anyway.
  • You are not on the discount rack – You are valuable.
  • Pray as long as it takes about an issue but expect his answer in amazing ways. Remember it is in His timing. He hasn’t forgotten you. He is working behind the scenes. Expect amazing things.

Turning a Phrase – Thy Will

Have you ever thought about the words in the Lords’ Prayer? Today I was listening to Paula White and she mentioned the Lords prayer and stated “Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be your name.. ..thy will – be done…” and all of a sudden God spoke to my heart. Do you know what “thy will” means? Not your will (yours or mine) but God’s will. Not that something I will do but through Gods will it be done. Meaning I may have been praying this incorrectly – just that little turn of phrase and the meaning was all different. Saying it thy will be done (it will be done) instead of Thy Will (his will be done.)

What about this From Wings of Encouragement through Facebook – the saying is “Faith is not about everything turning out OK, faith is about being OK no matter how things turn out. “ You see how easy it is to change the meaning depending how you read or say something?

I thought it was refreshing to learn – yes – God is in control but pray “God no matter how things turn out – your will be done in my life.”….and…Because God is good and God is love – we know we wouldn’t be a part of anything he would do to hurt us. God is love and he is not about hurting us but loving us. His will means – surrender it – give it all over to him and His will be done.

He is the God who makes things have purpose. His Will – so take heart sweet one – God’s will be done and hold on to your faith that no matter how things turn out – according to His will (thy will)you will be OK. (more…)

MY GROWN-UP CHRISTMAS WISH

As I sit here today I dream of yesterdays when life as so much simpler. I look back on days when my life was simpler and filled with a young girl love. I looked at life in such a different way with such expectancy. I have felt I have lost some of that expectancy the last two years at least… until recently.

To digress, life was filled with such excitement when I was a young girl. I would bound out of bed every morning to find out what the days activities would bring. I looked forward to being around my family. I looked forward to the week before Christmas especially … as our family would each night exchange a few gifts right up until Christmas day. We would have such a wonderful meal cooked and prepared by my Mom and sometimes as asked, as I grew older a few dishes provided by me. My grandmother would arrive with her bells on literally… on a shirt she made. She had such a joyous presence. The time even with my own childhood love was so exciting. I couldn’t wait to see him. I wonder if he ever knew how much he brought to my life. I wonder if my mother and grandmother who have sense passed knew how much they added to my days.

The last two years were very quiet, and gray. My children were with their Dad and I was alone. I spent many hours in solitude. The pain for a lost love nearly drowned me in my tears. I wonder if he knew. I wonder if he knew his presence changed my life forever. I wonder also if my children know how much they bring me even though I am missing one this year.

This year my prayers were answered. I have returned to my childhood home. I am surrounded by family for the first time in years although the dynamics are different. The sadness is still there from the lost treasures that have since left my life. The sadness is very much there for the child I will not be able to see and hear laugh this year. The pain is real and yet….in all of this solitude I have re-discovered the love that has been there for me all along. He is Divine. He is real. He never leaves me even if others give up on me and that is more than enough.

I have new peace. I have a different kind of joy. I have a new expectancy each day. I have new gifts including a new job and a new home. On my grownup Christmas list all I asked for this year was to be home with family. I have that and more. I have a beautiful community with people that mean more to me than they know. Some that have been around for many years even when I lived away. I have been blessed and I know that. I wonder if they know how I look forward to even seeing them in passing. I hope they know…..now..

I have moments where sadness washes over me still but I’ve learned that I can not yearn for something that isn’t there any longer. I can’t miss another moment of life wishing for something or someone that can’t or chooses not to be in my life. I will wish and look forward to the the people, places and things that are here now. I will cherish them all. I will look forward to those stolen moments of pure joy and peace that I have now and relish them. I cherish the sights and sounds around me now that have replaced the sound of silence. I will embrace those moments of silence now however also. I have learned that solitude is a gift from the Divine. I have the gift of music around me and flows through me and from me and the love of writing that fills me and allows me to share my heart with others.

I wonder if you know how very special you are to me. I will make sure that today and from this day forward to go all in, even to the edge…. to make sure someone knows how much I love and cherish them. I will do this from my heart and I ask for nothing in return except the opportunity to share it.

You see I’ve learned that because of these past two years that I will live life giving my all. I will love past the point of stopping. I will love with abandon. I will love when others think it silly. I will love even if they mutter or chatter, even under their breath or behind my back. It matters not to me now..saddens me still yet that is what silence has shown me – to take a chance…to show love no matter what EVEN if it is misunderstood or WHETHER OR NOT it is reciprocated. SILENCE—has taught me to love IN SPITE OF frowns and pointing fingers and hurling of words. I WILL SIMPLY LOVE in spite of IT ALL because I am thankful to still be here on this earth.

That is all that I have on my Christmas wish list this year…Love! …and it will be the Love that I can share…

ALL I ASK OF YOU… this year is to please do not forget to let others know you care…and that you cherish them…NOT just at Christmas …but EVERY day. Don’t hide that love. Don’t be ashamed of that love you feel, don’t HIDE…..

Sometimes we fail to make love known and I admit I have, but I ask you to not fail to GET BACK UP and try AGAIN!. WE MAY NEVER KNOW IF WE WILL SEE THE ONE WE LOVE AGAIN…

THERE IS NEVER TOO MUCH LOVE….There is never enough love….There is never a moment where you show love to another that isn’t worth it..

Love is and always will be, thru SONG, WORD or DEED to me…Worth it!

This is my grownup …Christmas wish for you …in one word…..”Love!”

…..from me to you….Vicki

Calling All Angels!


Did you know people you may meet today or even pass by could be angels unaware?

If all you can do or offer another is a smile, then smile! It is worth more than gold!

You never know what another is going through and it may just be the one thing someone needs to feel they are valued!

You may help someone step away from the ledge!

You could be their angel!

 

originally posted at /facebook/Hold My Hand/written by vs ie suthrngirlsings51