Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tuesday, Beautiful Tuesday

24. A morning shower followed by bright rays of sunshine...what a great way to start the day! I have so many things to be thankful for so its time I focus on them.

When I started this blog I really wanted to use it as an outlet and a journal per se. I used to love to write and to put pen to paper and get all my feelings out. I thought this would be one way of getting my thoughts out and worked through. What I didn't realize is how many beautiful people I would meet on this journey.

I have met some really inspiring, compassionate people that move me to tears as well as make me laugh. I would have never had the chance of meeting them had it not been for this bloggy world. It is so nice to know that when you are going through a "valley" or a "storm" of some sort, others are praying you through it- that is so amazing to me!

Lately, I have been focusing a little too much on the negative and too little on the positive. That is going to change. Training myself to stand on the promises of God, instead of my worries and fears has always been a struggle for me but I know it doesn't have to be. I know God has plans for me- I do not need to know what they are- I just have to be open to His leading and that is what I plan on doing.

25. So, thanks to those of you who have commented and emailed me - just know that God has used you in a big way. Your encouraging words have brightened some really dreary days and I am so thankful!


"Fix your thoughts on what is true and honorable and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely and admirable." Philippians 4:8

4 comments:

Lyla Lindquist said...

Hey Julie, good to see you here again. The folks I've met have been an unexpected -- and enormous -- blessing for me out here too. When I was thinking of that, "oh, the people you'll meet" went through my head. Do you like Dr. Seuss? Because what I think I was really thinking was "Oh the Places You'll Go."

And this.

And when you're alone, there's a very good chance
you'll meet things that scare you right out of your pants.
There are some, down the road between hither and yon,
that can scare you so much you won't want to go on.

But on you will go
though the weather be foul
On you will go
though your enemies prowl
On you will go
though the Hakken-Kraks howl
Onward up many
a frightening creek,
though your arms may get sore
and your sneakers may leak.

On and on you will hike
and I know you'll hike far
and face up to your problems
whatever they are.

You'll get mixed up, of course,
as you already know.
You'll get mixed up
with many strange birds as you go.
So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact
and remember that Life's
a Great Balancing Act.
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
And never mix up your right foot with your left.

And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3 / 4 percent guaranteed.)

KID, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!
Dr. Seuss had a little different writing style than the apostle. But they had some of the same ideas.

Never mix up your left foot with your right -- or maybe that's mixing up the true things God tells us with baloney the enemy feeds us.

Sorry for the long comment . . . but it's hard to quote just a bit of the good Dr.

Keep chewing on those true and lovely and admirable things.

Jennifer said...

And thank YOU for being you! Your blog is a wonderful, refreshing and inviting place to be.

Jennifer said...

And thank YOU for being you! Your blog is a wonderful, refreshing and inviting place to be.

Lyla Lindquist said...

Hey Julie, good to see you here again. The folks I've met have been an unexpected -- and enormous -- blessing for me out here too. When I was thinking of that, "oh, the people you'll meet" went through my head. Do you like Dr. Seuss? Because what I think I was really thinking was "Oh the Places You'll Go."

And this.

And when you're alone, there's a very good chance
you'll meet things that scare you right out of your pants.
There are some, down the road between hither and yon,
that can scare you so much you won't want to go on.

But on you will go
though the weather be foul
On you will go
though your enemies prowl
On you will go
though the Hakken-Kraks howl
Onward up many
a frightening creek,
though your arms may get sore
and your sneakers may leak.

On and on you will hike
and I know you'll hike far
and face up to your problems
whatever they are.

You'll get mixed up, of course,
as you already know.
You'll get mixed up
with many strange birds as you go.
So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact
and remember that Life's
a Great Balancing Act.
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
And never mix up your right foot with your left.

And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3 / 4 percent guaranteed.)

KID, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!
Dr. Seuss had a little different writing style than the apostle. But they had some of the same ideas.

Never mix up your left foot with your right -- or maybe that's mixing up the true things God tells us with baloney the enemy feeds us.

Sorry for the long comment . . . but it's hard to quote just a bit of the good Dr.

Keep chewing on those true and lovely and admirable things.