Friday, February 27, 2015
A Few Things I Learned...
And I learned ...burgers and fries smothered in ketchup to celebrate a 32 anniversary in the mountains can be sweet and romantic too!
I learned about figs, planting three little trees gifted from a friend.
Then also a spiritual lesson about a fig tree during a sermon last Sunday.
I learned about my sins being nailed to the cross past, present and future.
Also that the word "reckon" means to believe to be true and that I should always walk in truth.
I learned something about Matthew 21:22 "If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."-- that it's not about a wishlist granting.. but rather that what I pray for must be in God's will.
I learned to meditate on true, noble, just, pure, lovely, good reports, of virtue, and things praiseworthy- instead.
I learned to tear my heart and return to the Lord my God.
I learned it's good for the soul to have your whole family circled around the table over tomato soup and samiches.
I learned total strangers can join hearts in line at the grocery store- especially when Jesus is with them.
And I learned that one of the women I connected with that day, would turn up again sitting right in front of me at church.
I learned when my mind is governed by the Spirit there's life and I can actually feel peace.
I learned 21 Coptic Christians were murdered because of their faith.
I also learned when I first heard the news I wasn't sure what Coptic meant.
I learned sometimes in life there has to be a turning point and I believe I came to one.
I learned ya better always put your four wheeler in neutral before you get off and open a gate.
I learned churros here, cupcakes there, and brownies in between can sure come back to bite ya in the butt awful super quick.
I learned I have a great desire inside to hike and push myself.
I learned I'm caring a whole lot less what anyone looks like these days... including myself.
I learned all that red carpet stuff turns me totally off.
I learned I can finally admit to my friends that I'm sorry but I just cannot for the life of me get into watching Downton Abbey. I tried; I really did.
I learned to love fatfree milk and stevia in earl grey.
I learned fifty shades of grey can sure cause an uproar and I don't want any part of it.
I learned to start saying yes to water and no more often to soda.
I learned how loved I felt when our Strongheart came to help carry in groceries.
I learned a puppy can get pretty well pottytrained before she's four months old. Thank God.
I learned how messy snow is with 4 furbabies tracking it in.
I learned I look forward to seeing the sunset off behind the sweetheart tree.
Last of all... I learned how awesome it is to get a Valentine from my 82 year old Dad.