If you're reading this today, you're probably noticing some changes here at the Shed.
I've been under construction, and have been encountering a few blogger obstacles. Please bear with me until things fall into place.
It's been harder for me to blog these days. --Yet that said; my handwritten journals are filling with every passing day. That's why I'm experimenting with cursive fonts here at the Shed. If it's blurry for you, I'm so sorry. I'm still trying to figure out if this is going to work or not, but I've come to a conclusion. Part of why I'm struggling blogging, comes from my own critical finger pointing. Yep, you heard right. Sharing my collected thoughts here,... I tend to shift from one thought to another so fast sometimes that I can barely keep up with myself. When I go back and reread I think, "Good Lord woman... look how you jumped all over like that, and then I point my bony finger and shame myself. The rules of writing and I just don't jive. But the funny thing is, when I go back and reread my "handwritten" journals I'm always so thankful that I took the time to record what was happening on my journey. There; I'm free to throw all the rules out the window and just write and doodle my heart out. I like that. So that's my goal here as well. I thought that if I could "see it" like handwriting; even if for awhile; then maybe I could train myself to .... just write.
I've heard from other bloggers who say they sometimes get caught up in numbers. The numbers of how many people comment, "follow", and visit. It becomes competition with many. I'm trying not to look at numbers either and just look "Up." If you're here; it's my belief that God crossed our paths for some purpose.
So from now on; I hope things will be a little different.
If you read my journal here at the potting shed, you must know:
I am not a "devotional writer."
And I am not a great speaker.
I so don't have it all together.
Not only don't I have all thee answers about things; ... I might not have most of them!
I have questions... lots and lots of them.
What I can tell you is:
.............What I do have: and that is love for my Savior Jesus Christ. He has changed me and is refining me a little every day. I don't want to ever go back to who I used to be, and I am excited to become everything He has for me.
...I want to know Him more! And so; this is my journey.
I love and am happily married to my husband and I'm a happy homemaker! I don't have a fancy career but I take seriously the work God has for me to do.
I'm not educated beyond a GED. But God's teaching me and growing me every day, and I want to learn!
I'm a Mother and so very blessed with two grown sons who I adore and pray for. I hope for daughters in loves and grandchildren someday!
My husband and I live in a cozy and crooked old farmhouse, where nothing is very fancy but great love abounds.
I don't want to live comparing myself to others anymore.
And I don't want to worry myself over what other people think of me. What I do care about with all my heart is whether God is pleased with me. I want to be Loving Him, growing in Him, faithfully serving Him, reflecting Him, and pointing others to Him. I want to learn to really love other people. Even my enemies.
I know God wants us to be real with Him and each other.
It grows relationship.
So I pray we grow together!
May we walk in faith, grow in Christ, and glorify our Father in heaven!
Onto sharing a few random blessings:
1: Bluebirds. Lots and lots of bluebirds. Bluebirds on the clothesline, nesting in Momma's mailbox, and bluebirds on the barwire fences. Blue birds in the pine tree, bluebirds on the power line. They've been showering their happiness everywhere!
2: The flowery welcome mat pictured above. Funny; the simple things that bring a smile to my face.
3: A book gifted from a friend. I already read it and learned so much. I learned that there is a whole world out there that I tend to forget about with people who are hurting. I learned to pray for them, and realized how I take my life so for granted. I was reminded from it to search scripture for myself and in doing so God reminded me that He is the same always no matter where we are.
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." Hebrews 13:84: Lea jogged! This was such a surprise yesterday but while on my daily walk, ...my short legs began to run! Ya know; I had convinced myself that I'm unable to run anymore. But I ran... for awhile... uphill even! I'm still in shock!... -- don't worry, not literally. Whoda thought it would be one of my random blessings?! I don't know if I'll start doing this every day ... but after yesterday I realized I could if I wanted to! (Nope, I didn't even wet my pants.) lol I can no longer say I have a weak bladder and it would prevent me from becoming a jogger.
My 5th blessing is lil Emma Rose here.
This stray cat that turned up a few months ago, has stolen my heart.
She's always underfoot, ... and has nearly broke my neck tripping me around the garden. She rubs up against my leg and purrs me so happy! Oh but there's something that needs clarified. While rubbing her tummy, I discovered I misnamed her. I really need stronger glasses yall because Emma Rose is Mr. Emmet Ross. Sorry sweet kitty! But I love him just the same.
Time to go feed chicks
God bless you and lift you today.
May He strengthen you, grow you, and reveal Himself to you. I pray you have the heart and ears to hear Him.