Sunday, June 23, 2013

Simply Sunday: Hopeful Musings

I was thinking it's time to jot a little something on this blog, get the 'stalled car' back on the road.

Of course I want to write something beautiful -- after all that's my theme -- but more to the point, I want to share something that will keep our hearts hopeful when we find ourselves in the midst of our storms and downpours... there seem to be more than usual, or are they just nearer my own corner of the world?

Life has so much pressure. Every age and era has had its own, but here we are in the 21st century, with experiences and situations that are unique to this generation. We do need to find God-inspired ways to tread in such ways as to not blow ourselves up--personally and globally.

Which always comes back to the fact I can't run from...I need to write. I'm always reminded of that when I read books like Sarah Young's Jesus Calling... bedside reading companions for the dreary days, the weary days, the spooky days, the totally out-from-left-field kind of days.

This little book was a godsend (or God sent) this past year for me. Many mornings I'd wake up at 3:00 am to find myself, not only weary beyond words, but in pain, because my little cleaning job was starting to have not-so-little effect on my body, yes, and my soul too. Not having my usual time to wake up quietly and gently, I'd oft reach for Sarah's book and ask the Lord for a right now word to help me get up with some measure of joy in my heart instead of the cranky that wanted to well up instead.  Thankfully, I'd read a few lines to find just what my heart needed many mornings.

So... I shall be writing more to that end of helping us focus on the good, the beautiful and the hopeful in the midst of our days that are less than perfect.  I need that for me, I assume someone else needs it too.  I shall write.

In the meantime, may I also introduce you to someone I just met (aren't search engines wonderful). A blogger, Dawn-Marie, who daily shares quotes from the Jesus Calling book on her blog of the same name.  Along with her selected excerpts, she shares her thoughts that arise from her readings. If you like Sarah Young, I think you'll enjoy Dawn-Marie over at her blog Jesus Calling.

There... you never know what comes up when you sit down and wait. Listen. And just write. I should do it more. Yes, I will do it more. It's time. He's says it's time.

With a gentle kiss atop thy head, I wish you grace for the journey.


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  1. I love your writings, Brenda. Keep going!

  2. Ahhh, yes, since He says it is can't go wrong listening to His voice.

  3. Oh, how I have missed you!

    ~sigh~ You have a away of putting the mind and heart at ease.

  4. Hi Brenda. I feel as you do. Writing is a MUST for my sanity, joy and remembrance. Susan

  5. Brenda, In my little corner of the world, I am so thankful for Sarah's book too, and find the words so comforting and so filled with peace. Your post is so beautifully written and your banner picture takes me back to my grandma's garden.

    Thanks for your kind words on my blog.

  6. thank you, brenda, for your loving thoughts... and for the Jesus Calling link... i'm sure i will read it a lot!! Blessings to you, my friend...
    ^)^ linda
    now, where are my 'sticks' & 'string'??!!!

  7. How wonderful to hear! I'm always waiting for new posts from my favorite blogs, and this happens to be one of them! ^_^

    I will have to check out that link very soon, so soon, that it'll be after this comment. :)

    Hope your day is blessed!


  8. Thank you, Brenda. There are seasons when we plod along, wondering. Words can encourage so much. I'll be checking out that link. Hope you are safe and dry. The flooding is further south, but have you had lots of rain?

  9. Just had to come back and nab that picture you posted along with your writing! It is so cute and dainty! It is currently my desktop background. :)



To My Beautiful Readers,

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