Saturday, November 13, 2010

Shared Journeys

Greetings and Holykisses,

I so enjoyed reading your responses and emails from yesterday's post.
As much as I'm trying to get away from my need for approval from others; encouragement from my brothers and sisters in Christ is a true blessing. I'm blessed to have friends who pull me along and uPward.

It's funny that as hard as it was to publish my thoughts from the last post; I found out that many of you had/have similar stories. I think sharing our journeys is helpful; so thank you for sharing with me as well. It really means alot to me!

Looking back to the moment when I was walking around that pasture and asking God what I could do to make a difference for Him... I didn't think He answered me at the time. But what He showed me was that He gives opportunities all day long; I was just too busy un-noticing people. By un-noticing, I mean: really noticing a whole lot ...but still turning away.

Since that last encounter I shared with yall, I'm looking harder to see those opportunities as they really are. So far today, I've had 7 really very- cool noticeable ones!!! And until all of that happened yesterday, I'm pretty sure the ones today.... I would maybe have un-noticed again. So... happily, I report; things are looking uP!!!

I hope all of you are having a great weekend. I spent most of the day babysitting two of the cutest little girls. Our sons are 26, and 24, so my babysitting skills are not what they used to be that's for sure. I think at first I was squeezing the baby a little too hard making sure I didn't drop her. lol And changing diapers... I forgot how fast they get away from you! Ohmygosh. Fiddlin with those tapes and trying to get them undone faster than baby can roll over and crawl away is .... well; let's just say it was a challenge!!! lol Being a Mommy of little boys- is a whole different thing, than watching little girls! But it was fun. And with little girls you get to have tea parties, and play dress up, ... you get to watch Beauty and the Beast over and over and over again. Lol The Belle song is still stuck inside my head. "Look there she goes that girl is strange, no question
Dazed and distracted, can't you tell?.. Never part of any crowd,'Cause her head's up on some cloud; No denying she's a funny girl that Belle!!! "Bonjour, Bonjour...Bonjour!!! - gotta love it! Oh and even better than that I was so pleased to learn proper teaparty etiquette! Did you know from the mouth of a three year old: when having a teaparty you don't pretend to eat a cookie, you have to eat a cookie for real. --I love that rule. Good rule!! ;) (A girl after my own heart.)

Have a great weekend.
Holykisses xoxo


Denise said...

Love the cookie rule! Out of the mouth of babes!

I am reading a book by Max Lucado called "It's Not About Me" it is a wonderful book and I am going to send it right along to you when I am finished.... It is about the very thing that you posted about... We must learn to move from the center of our world. He says so many things in the book that bring me to my knees... When HE brings humility is a painful thing....

Have a blessed Sunday!

From the Heart said...

Oh, the joys of little girls, mine, my granddaughter and grandson. I always wanted a boy but my grandson filled that spot in my heart. They are growing up so fast.

Have a blessed day.

irene said...

The little girls sound like so much fun, my grandson is all boy so no tea parties around here. Lea thanks again for being willing to share your journey so honestly and your love for the Lord, it means so much to me to know that I am not the only one who struggles to serve Him as I should. I think I will get a copy of the Max Lucado book Denise mentioned here. XXOO

Debra said...

Hi Lea,
Thank you so much for these posts-they are both beautiful, and so heartfelt, and I do get the lesson-now to put it all in practice. Thanks for being transparent even though it hurts. I'm glad I came here today.
Love, Debra

Dee said...

We should all adopt the cookie rule. :) I do appreciate your sharing and it helps me look deeper into myself and try to figure out the whys of it all.I would panic if I had to take care of two little one's by myself. My oldest grandson in near 20 and I have totally grown rusty. :)

Sue said...

Your post always inspire me.

~Pam~ said...

Hi Lea,
Bless you! You are an encouragment to me, I enjoy your posts very much.
How fun babysitting the little girls! And I love the cookie rule, that is a good one.
Hope you have had a nice weekend.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Michele Katherine said...

Hi Lea,
I read your previous post about the man you kept crossing paths with. It is deeply touching. As a woman, I can understand that feeling of safety is an issue when it comes to men, and making eye contact, that they may be perceive in the wrong way.

I have had these encounters or I guess I could call them opportunities, and felt it was OK to approach the person if I didn't think my safety was an issue. It's a hard call. I think if we approaching them is not the best option, then I can pray for them. This was a wonderful post to read, and I can learn a lot from it.

God bless,
Michele Kathering