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Confession Time

The sky before Katrina struck . . .

Magee MS, before Katrina struck

I have been stumped, blocked or stymied – my thoughts are cloudy and jumbled. For months now, I sit down to write and my thoughts go helter-skelter and I look at the screen and go cross-eyed. I really don’t know why. It feels like when you sit down at an exam and look at the first question and go blank. Like that horrible dream many people (myself included) have where you are suddenly in highschool and must write an exam for a class you never took. I have perfectly good, rational and articulate thoughts but cannot seem to get them together and transfer them from my grey matter to my virtual paper – this blog.

I admit, I don’t have a whole lot going on in my life – something to be very thankful for by the way. I know plenty of people who would love to have my semi-uncomplicated life right now. I could talk about the Bible study we are doing on King David or the books I have been reading, or the devotions I do each day (mostly). I could talk about the shows I watch but this blog isn’t about TV, there are plenty of blogs about TV and celebrities, this isn’t one of them. I could talk about current events, what is happening in the world today. I could talk about my kids – I learned a long time ago – don’t bore people about your kids’ accomplishments – and especially don’t burden them with your kids’ problems. These are all half-decent topics of conversation but the problem is, my mind is thinking of all of them at the same time and that makes it very difficult to organize those thoughts clearly into the written word.

One of these days I will get this together and attempt to put my perfectly good, rational and articulate thoughts down on my virtual paper but I’m pretty sure it won’t be today.

The photo above is awesome isn’t it? It is one of about 5 or 6 that were sent in an email. This is the sky just before hurricane Katrina struck Mississippi with sustained winds at 195 km/hr in Aug. 2005. In the photo, it looks ominous and beautiful at the same time, the results were anything but beautiful. The photo and the subject of the photo really have nothing to do with the topic of this blog post – kind of does illustrate how jumbled my thoughts are – thinking about too many things at once!

I don’t want to abandon my blog. I have no idea if anyone even looks at it but me but it is a place that I can express myself and share pieces of who I am with others. I am going to certainly try to be more faithful at blogging my interests and thoughts. In the meantime, expect more random stuff like the hurricane photo, there is plenty more “random” where that came from!!

From my morning devotion – from, Abiding in Christ – by Cynthia Heald

“Do you not know? Have you not heard?

The Everlasting God, the Lord,

the Creator of the ends of the earth

Does not become weary or tired.

His understanding is inscrutable.

He gives strength to the weary,

And to him who lacks might He increases power.”

– Isaiah 40: 28 – 29

“…where do we go for rest when we are emotionally and spiritually weary? Isaiah brings us the good news (“Have you not heard?”) — our eternal God abounds in strength and understanding, and He gives His strength and power to the faint. “For I satisfy the weary ones and refresh every one who languishes.” God proclaims in Jeremiah 31:25

What an encouragement to know that this is God’s desire. Yet how do we receive His refreshment?

Isaiah continues, “But those who wait for the Lord (who expect, look for, and hope in Him) shall charge and renew their strength and power…” (Isaiah 40:31) Here is the key to spiritual strength: to be still, fixing our eyes on the Lord. Another way of saying this is simply to rest and abide.

When I am in dire need of spiritual and emotional strengthening, I cry out to the Lord, “What am I to do?” His answer is always the same: “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and over burdened, and I will cause you to rest — I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls” (Matthew 11:28, AMP).

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