Sunday, October 1, 2017

Mirror Mirror on the Wall or is it a Picture?

        Oh, to be a Reflection of the God who lives in my heart is my true desire. 

 Reflecting his love, grace and mercy to those around me. 

This is my prayer each day that I reflect Christ in a broken and hopeless world.  Yet, as the story goes I find myself getting in the way.   What maybe seen is a picture of Me ! Impatient at times, being judgmental, critical, wanting my own way... focused on what makes "me" happy.
 Ok, so that's a natural carnal part of being "Human".  Born into Sin...

Hey but  I am SAVED by GRACE (thank God).  Yes, I am to be a new creature with old things that have passed away and all things that  have become new.  It each day and throughout the day.... "I" get in the way.

 

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

Romans 12:2-3


This is my Prayer: (even several times a day I need to be reminded to not be conformed to this world)  "Lord 

The imagery of being a Reflection of Him  (Mirror) is a powerful tool I will seek to remind myself   -  AM I A MIRROR ... my responses and actions reflect Christ? or am I a one dimensional, empty picture of "ME"? 

When I talk and people look at me.... I want them to see CHRIST!  Yes, I'll still be thoughtful about my appearance, hair make-up and dress. Taking care of the temple of God is very very important.  But what people should see is the beauty and reflection of  our precious Savior Jesus.

That's it... That is the message I received this morning from my time with Him.

Ciao and Salute! 

Monday, July 31, 2017

When I am Old or Grow Bitter or Better

I have said for sometime now that I need to write down all the things I "do not" want to do when I am old.


For instance:

Feel the need to always speak my mind out loud....
            Example:  That is a ridiculous outfit that girl is wearing  (judgements)
                              My soup is too salty (complaints everyone at the table hears)
                              The world is going to hell in a hand basket  (Negative)

Share "when I was a kid" stories...
            Example:  When I was a kid we had only a black and white TV with two channels!
                              I use to keep a dime in my shoe incase I needed to call home
                              We had only one phone in the house and if someone needed to make a
                                     call you had to end your conversation.
                               We actually "dialed" the phone.

Move  far away from Family ....  then expect them to come help take care of me

Say stuff like - Why don't you ever call me ?

What I hope is that I will be a sweet little old lady.  Content with who I am and where I am.
    Grateful for each day God gives me and show my gratitude by not being a burden on those
    around me.

What I hope is I forgive and release those who have hurt my feelings, done things that caused me
disappointments, heartache etc.

What I pray for is that I grow better.... Find the strength to take care of myself (stay clean, brush my teeth).... put on lipstick and wear a smile!

Be a seasoned wise women of pray and thanksgiving

........I am sure I will add to this....

I think I'll start now being the "Old" women I hope to be .... A little girl in an old lady body.


Ciao!


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Your choice or what Train are you on?



Filling your mind with Daisy! 

How beautiful   

Yet, it is our choice where our mind wanders to and takes a ride...  similar to finding your self on the wrong train headed to the wrong destination.  

Not sure how you got on the train but for "Heavens Sake" 
GET OFF if it's not the "Happy Day Express".  LOL

It is a natural occurrence that given life situations we may have our minds suddenly preoccupied with negative thoughts.... Thoughts that raise our pulse or plummet us into feeling of sadness, despair or hopelessness.

Self Awareness is all about Taking a Breath and taking appraisal of how we are feeling, what we are thinking .

As I have said multiple times in my blog... health and wellness is about balancing our life.
Physically, Mentally and Spiritually

What is NOT in our control are the actions of others.  
What is in OUR control is how we respond.

My choice.... is to jump into the situation... swim around thinking about it... mulling it over
... and then get OUT OF THE POOL and see  what I was just swimming in. (This is Self Awareness)

Mentally and Spiritually reading and contemplating God's Scriptures to SEE  the situation and RESPOND according to God's Word.

A painful situation of seeing people around me embracing negative  thoughts by succumbing to FEAR is the pool of sadness I was swimming  in UNTIL ....

I CHOOSE to fill my mind with Daisy!  
The action I took to help is actually capturing a picture .. Looking at it and then turning my thoughts to 
God's  amazing Creation 
His Promises seen in his Creation

God's Strength and Beauty can be seen if we look!

I can't change the actions of others however,  I can Change the Train (Train of Thought) and 
buy a ticket to get on the Train of  Truth and Faith
I can choose to FILL my Mind with Daisy's

HIS WILL BE DONE

HE WILL HEAL and COMFORT

HE is to be glorified in ALL my Responses

Amen and WHOO WHOOO 
Getting  on the right "TRAIN of thought"


Philippians 4:8-9New International Version (NIV)

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think (DAISYS) about such things. 
Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.


Monday, March 13, 2017

Day 1 of 5 

5 Actions 


1.  Learn something new (any subject)
      Curiosity about life unleashes our potential

Read The Art of Decanting  by Sandra Jordan.
One of the things I learned  in reading this book was why at the turn of the 20th century the  name of the wineries and vintage of the wine was printed on  the cork.

2. Exercise my body for 30 minutes
     Caring for the Temple of God

Exercised twice today for about 15 minute  each time.  
   Note to self:  Exercise at the beginning of the day so you won't end the day 
   disappointed that you forgot to do it.  

3. Plant a seed  (Act) of kindness 
     Expressions of  Gods love brings healing

Entertained Family at our Home....  This is weak but ok

4. Clean a shelf or a drawer in my home
     Symbolic for purging, cleaning, and prioritizing 

OOPS - forgot this one.  Does cleaning the kitchen and doing laundry count.  Answer: Nope

5. Write a thank you note to someone and MAIL it! 
     Thank someone for the gift you still use and appreciate.
     Thank someone for being a good friend.  

OOPS - sent a TEXT Thank you...  This is ok, but not  really the best way to say Thank you.


Tomorrow will be a great day! 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Go Coach Yourself or Five it



Making a commitment in writing.... powerful tool of self coaching (especially when it is in a blog)

For the next 5 days I will blog each day about the following five actions I have committed to do.  

Five Days
Five Actions



1.  Learn something new (any subject)
      Curiosity about life unleashes our potential

2. Exercise my body for 30 minutes
     Caring for the Temple of God

3. Plant a seed  (Act) of kindness 
     Expressions of  Gods love brings healing

4. Clean a shelf or a drawer in my home
     Symbolic for purging, cleaning, and prioritizing 

5. Write a thank you note to someone and MAIL it! 
     Thank someone for the gift you still use and appreciate.
     Thank someone for being a good friend.  

That is it... 


Why am I doing this?  
Well, (transparent) I lost sight of taking care of me ... I am not being true to myself .  I am disappointed in myself and need to get back on track. Putting it to paper (blogging)  is like a voice that floats above my head.

Ciao