Monday, December 22, 2014

The Awakening and Merry Christmas!

I've been on a roller coaster of health issues in the last few months.  First, a minor surgery on a vein in my leg, only to end with phlebitis, and more treatment and care.  My granddaughter became seriously ill, and through the power of prayer and hope, she is now recovering and will continue to recover.  And then to top it off, I've caught an upper respiratory illness which has rendered me speechless - literally, as I've had forms of laryngitis for three days.  I have had more cups of green tea with lemon and vinegar in the last few days than I could ever imagine doing.  But the up side is that I now enjoy it, and will be starting my day out with this as often as possible.  Reminder to self (and you too): Don't forget to put your feet up and take time for yourself with a cup of tea!

Don't get me wrong.  I am not complaining. I am not whining.  I want to proclaim that in all the issues of the last few months, my life has continued to change and transform in ways I couldn't imagine or ever have sought for myself.  That is how I know that the Holy Spirit is leading me on this journey.

Last week, a close friend shared with me the poem called, "The Awakening."  She said it was given to her many years back after struggles and changes in her own life, and from what I had been confiding in her, she said it was meant for me too.  I share this here because perhaps this poem describes what you have gone through or are currently going through.  I keep going back to it and reading portions over and over.  It is my prayer, that you or someone you know, will also benefit from this poem.  Click on this link to read, Sonny Carroll's, "The Awakening".

My journey continues, at Motions Fitness, where I am now committed to their plan for me by purchasing an annual membership.  Yes, I have!  I am just as surprised.  But I am reminded that when you seek help from our faithful Lord Jesus, you never know what he's going to come up with!

Today, December 22, 2014 we are celebrating Christmas with the kids at our house.  It's all about them: decorating cookies (no requirements for the mess), reading the Christmas scripture from the book of Luke, favorite finger foods, playing the white elephant game for gift cards, and celebrating the good news of Jesus Christ with four generations.

I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy, healthy, blessed New Year.  Thank you for reading my blog.  Keep coming back and sharing my journey with me!

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