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ASK

imageDefinition: Say something in order to obtain an answer or some information. Request to do or give something. To invite someone to go somewhere or do something.
As I prepare for this week’s post and entertaining several words wondering which one I would like to express my views about one word just kept popping in my mind and that was the word “ASK!” It is such a simple three letter word but has such a powerful impact on how we could live our lives day in and day out. So why don’t you pour yourself a cup of coffee or favorite cup of tea. This morning I am sipping on a scrumptious blend of cinnamon orange spice tea. Mmmm the flavor ignites my soul!

I absolutely love watching my grandchildren grow up. There is something magically different in being a grandparent. Maybe it is our awareness of how quickly time passes and the full sense of responsibility for their life is not ours but placed upon their parents. In most cases this truly changes our perspective and relationship. Each one of them are uniquely designed and have different needs and personalities, yet I find the three that can verbalize never hesitates to ask questions or express their desires. Their simple little innocence and curiosity sparks interest within that truly amazes me. Most of their questions usually start with, “Gigi why…” I believe the “why” questions help make sense of the world around them which spurs and accelerates their learning. It helps build concepts, skills, vocabulary and understanding of the unknown. It is our responsibility to channel their curiosity and need to know why so that we can help foster learning in a positive way. Yet as they get older the questions sometimes get harder and half the time we may not have the answer! That’s when I say let’s wait and ask your mommy or daddy!” LOL….

Let’s think about it even as adults we ask questions daily. I must admit I am so thankful for the internet and the wonderful search engines like google, lyos, mapquest, bing, ask engine etc. At a fingertip it blows my mind how much information can be generated by simply typing in a word, and BAM it appears from the web or input from live people. We can even ask Siri on our phones or tablets a question, in my case most of the time I just get frustrated as Siri doesn’t seem to understand my lingo…actually I changed Siri from a female response to a male British voice he doesn’t get on my nerves as much when he doesn’t understand my question.

Just for grins I typed into google the most commonly asked question of 2015…do you know what it was? You will be shocked, “What’s zero divided by zero?” was the most commonly googled question…now that is really sad because for most of us who passed third grade we know the answer is simply 0. Are people just testing google? Are they looking for a different answer? It made me laugh!
If it is so obvious that asking questions is such a powerful way of learning why do we sometimes stop asking questions? For some people the reason is that they are lazy. They assume they know all the main things they need to know and they do not bother to ask more. They cling to their beliefs and remain certain in their assumptions – yet they often end up looking foolish.

Other people are afraid that by asking questions they will look weak, ignorant or unsure. They like to give the impression that they are decisive and in command of the relevant issues. They fear that asking questions might introduce uncertainty or show them in a poor light. In fact asking questions is a sign of strength and intelligence – not a sign of weakness or uncertainty. Great leaders constantly ask questions and are well aware that they do not have all the answers

I know when I went through Sales training we were taught to stay away from a close-ended question where the other party could simply answer by stating “Yes” or “No”. We were encouraged to ask Open Ended questions. This was simply a way to state a high-value question that would create a deeper understanding and learning experience for all parties involved. I learned it is an art of blueprinting. To me it is a better form of communication and connection to get a full understanding of the topic you are discussing. Asking many questions is very effective but it can make you appear to be inquisitive and intrusive. So it is important to ask questions in a friendly and non threatening way. It even worked later on in life with my teenagers…even though they would have really rather just have stated Yes or No…I made it where they couldn’t and it took us to another level of understanding. Now that I am an empty-nester it is even more important for my husband and I to communicate and share our feelings, desires and wants. After 31 years of marriage we still can’t always read each other’s mind completely so we must ask those open ended questions to give us the desired results we are looking for.

As I was “Takin Time Out” this week and in reading my devotional Matthew 7:7 was perfect verse “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”   Please notice the first word in this verse is ask…what this means to me is we must be in direct communication with God. We must keep in mind that he is not a cosmic genie who serves us on a whim but we must cry out…ask direct questions…seek him each and every day and through his perfect timing the results will be revealed. It may take a few months or even years. During which time we we must stay faithful, steady and have patience.  God is in control.
So what about YOU…this week let’s try to practice asking more questions in your everyday conversations. Instead of telling someone something, ask them a question. Intelligent questions stimulate, provoke, inform and inspire. Questions help us to teach as well as to learn. Until next time enjoy your week and let’s make August and inquisitive month by simply asking…

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PUZZLES

imagePUZZLES – Cause someone to feel confused because they cannot understand or make sense of something.  A game, toy, or problem designed to test ingenuity or knowledge

 

Do you like puzzles?

My mom loves working crossword puzzles but I prefer the word search puzzles.  Each to their own, right?  I think you either love puzzles or you don’t but there is one puzzle that all of us are stuck with – and that is the puzzle of life!

Personally, I love working jigsaw puzzles it brings back so many precious memories as a child the family gathered around the dining room table working together to create a masterpiece of some random picture on the outside of a box.  It is still a tradition we look forward to each holiday as we are gathered together.  The goal is to finish before it is time for everyone to go back home.  It also seems one person always holds out on hiding that last piece so they can be the one to place it in the last remaining blank space.  Just a few months ago I found the one piece while cleaning out the china cabinet, one year we never found the final piece, I blamed the manufacturer for possibly not including it in the packaging just to mess with us but now I guess I am left to wonder who is the guilty party in my family that placed it in a dish way in the top of the china cabinet…hmmm?

Just for a minute let’s go back to the puzzle of life.  Life is made up of lots of different pieces, I have poured myself another cup of scrumptious Earl Grey tea and encourage you to do the same as we dive into this subject matter for this week.  Our identity, family, jobs, hobbies, friends, education, church, community, etc. – we are all trying to figure out how these pieces are supposed to fit together and what they really mean to us as we live our everyday life.

It is so important in working your puzzle to build a great foundation.  In the beginning there are so many pieces, it can be hard to figure out where to start. For the planners in this world, they start by connecting all the straight line pieces together and things are real smooth linking the outside frame of the picture, yet in reality when the frame is done what happens when they try piecing the jagged edges together and things don’t go according to plan?  Maybe they sort all the pieces by color?  The little twists and turns can sometimes rock our world.  That is when I need to step back analyze the shade or color I am looking for and for me personally I may even have to change my position as to where I am sitting at the table.  Can you relate to what I am saying?

As I begin working on a particular section, things begin to come together until there is one little gaping hole within that section I can’t seem to find.  I search and search and that piece is nowhere, it becomes so frustrating.  I begin to obsess over that one little piece, I begin to shuffle the pieces around on the table.  Come on, it has got to be here somewhere.  Then when I pretty much am about to give up, the piece seems to reveal itself.  But why did I work so hard to find that single piece?  Why did I let it cause frustration?  If I had just been patient the piece was there all along yet I caused it to rob me of so much negative energy and this could have been avoided had I chose a different feeling or attitude.

This could very well be an issue in my life, perhaps something happens at work or at home and I begin to obsess over a particular issue.  I let it consume my entire day or week, yet why?  If I would just move on and work on another area or my life or project at work, things usually will work itself out and I eventually will find the answer or resolution to the problem in due time.

Realistically in working a jigsaw puzzle it really takes time to put it together.  There is no short cuts, it simply is one piece at a time, and it is always a work in progress right up to the last piece.  We must take One Day at a Time…every step of the way we seem to be making progress.  Sometimes a piece just falls into place perfectly and effortlessly while other times we have to search and try many pieces before we find just the right one.  I also notice sometimes I am working the puzzle all by myself, time passes and I try many pieces but I find it most rewarding when other family members gather round to assist in the effort.  I would call this teamwork.  The puzzle takes on new energy and things seem to come together more quickly.  There is no competition everyone feels satisfied when a few more pieces are joined together.  It is almost like a unique bonding experience.  People are giving high fives, winking or smiling as we continue to work on the masterpiece together.

After many days and what seems like eternity the pieces start falling into place and at the end rather rapidly.  Even the most difficult pieces seem to be quite simple at the end.  I have found that to be the case in many life projects as well.  It’s a lot of planning and hard work in the beginning but at the end of the project things seem to fall into place quite effortlessly.

But let’s look at that from a slightly different perspective. What about that missing piece I talked about in the beginning.  Should I look at an entire project as a failure simply because one piece is missing? Does that imply that the rest of the exercise was a waste of time? Is the part where your family jumped in to help nothing but a distant memory? Have the feelings that went with those other satisfying moments simply swept away by the final disappointment? Or was the journey itself something that should be remembered and embraced even more than the final outcome?  In the bible it state in Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on you own understanding.” We often work so hard to manipulate our circumstances only to see what we worked toward slowly unravel.  We want things to work out logically and in a specific order according to our plans.  However, this verse tells us that our logic is not the same as God’s.  God’s understanding is superior to ours because he knows all scenarios and see the big picture.  Our understanding can be very limited where God knows the complete story.

As you are “Takin Time Out” this week what piece of the puzzle is missing from your life.  What about the piece that is a bit more adventurous, do you need more laughter, or spend more time with family and friends?  Let’s work on finding that piece and placing it in our puzzle of life to help us feel more complete…until next time my friends let’s enjoy life one puzzle piece at a time…

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RELEASE

imageAs I am sitting in the airport waiting to board my plane home…I have no internet access and unable to send or receive email it is simply amazing how addictive our lives have become through technology. I have been people watching, trying to take this opportunity to relax, breathe in and take some of my own advice in “Takin Time Out” but for some reason the hustle bustle and over stimulation of an airport it is not working. I decided it was a perfect opportunity to start my blog for the week. I have been strategizing on what topic would be good to discuss since the last few weeks I have encountered several waves of emotions, interruptions and testing of my faith. As I am watching a mother trying to hang onto her toddler who desperately wanting down the word RELASE came to mind.

Can you close your eyes for a moment and envision this scene with me, the struggle with a little one…what comes to your mind when you see this toddler wanting down is the mother afraid to allow for fear he will run off, get into something he shouldn’t, crawl around on the dirty floor where there might be germs (lol I think germs are good) or is it fear he might disrupt someone else’s space? We have all seen it yet the distraction of watching the child wiggle and squirm and almost flip out of her arms becomes comical. The child is determined to get his way the mother challenged to keep her power wrapped around his body until she has finally has had enough and lets him down…finally a RELEASE has come and he is off and in reality they both feel so much better!

Yes there are different forms of RELEASE and the word can be positive or negative energy to oneself. So as I sip on my scrumptious cup of peach ginger tea and taking a deep breath I will try to explain my take and hope you absorb the lesson I am trying to explain. The word RELEASE has been very powerful for me the last week or so.

When I say the word RELEASE…a positive twinge of excitement can enter my veins, thinking about the anticipation of something new. How many of us are waiting for the newest RELEASE of the latest technology such as a new I-phone, Apple device or perhaps you are an Android user? I have known people who stand in line camped outside the store (which personally I think it’s crazy)…just to be one of the first for the RELEASE of the latest and greatest. Perhaps it is a new release of a movie with our favorite actor, a new book written by your favorite author or a new single or album from your favorite artist in music. A few years back I can remember my children would drive me crazy wanting to know when the new RELEASE of the latest Pokémon cards or Beanie Baby by Ty would be coming out? To me this type of RELEASE causes anticipation and excitement. The adrenaline is flowing. The new body style of a car, boat or RV. Reality check, we truly live in such a material world! Yet there can be another take perhaps a loved one or even yourself is preparing to be released from the hospital, rehab center, physicians care, weight loss program or perhaps even jail or prison. This brings a sigh of relief and an attitude of gratitude you made it through the storm and are ready for the next step…

RELEASE, I think of those who have nursed a wild animal back to life and it comes time to RELEASE it back into it’s normal habitat. Perhaps you are a fisherman who loves to fish but you prefer to catch and release, I have a client who I asked if he was ever going to get remarried…he paused and a slight grin appeared on his face. He said oh no…I date like I fish it’s catch and release only in my world! LOL…

Referring back to the mother and child struggling…how often do we try soooo desperately to hang on to something or someone against their will? As we watch our children grow or our parents age many times we wish we could put them in a bubble, safe and secure so desperately wanting the clock to stop so we could savor that stage a little longer? Yet we must release our power and move on it is all part of life!
How many of you are in a relationship that you need to release the stronghold? Deciding to end a relationship might not be the same as actually leaving. But releasing the struggle is more of what I am referring to. Perhaps you are trying to control that person or situation and you truly can’t nor should you. God designed each of us uniquely and we have a part to play but controlling someone is not in his plan I can assure you. Scripture tells us “For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” —ISAIAH 41:13 or “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need” – MATTHEW 6:33

There truly are situations that someone is in such a toxic relationship they should leave but fear holds them back…The more entangled you are, the more logistics might have to be worked out. I’ve found that the hardest relationships to get out of are the ones that are the most dysfunctional. The stress definitely takes its toll. That’s why you might need some help. Seek guidance from a coach, therapist, or a really grounded friend—the kind that loves you unconditionally and isn’t afraid to (metaphorically) slap you back to reality. If you fear for your safety in any way, definitely build a strong team to support you in the transition and leave…RELEASE it NOW!

Many relationships are set up for failure…I love the saying from Mandy Hale “When you release expectations, you are free to enjoy things for what they are instead of what you think they should be.” We all need to RELEASE our expectations….don’t get ourselves worked up for the unknown robbing us for the enjoyment of today. How many times have we awfulized (my friend taught me that word and I just love it) a scenario in our head played it out to be much worse that it was robbing us of the enjoyment of the NOW and the present? Maybe that expectation was too high for the other person and they feel bad for letting you down.

The whole purpose in referring to this word this week is each and everyone of us has someone or something we need to release…Take your hand and make a tight fist….hold it for a couple minutes or so…tighter I know you can hold it tighter…tighter the force is so tight your hand begins to ache now open up your palm slowly and can’t you feel the relief? Just by releasing that power, that force you automatically get instant relief! As you are “Takin Time Out” what’s in your bag or your palm you need to open up and RELEASE…let it out…free it and you both are no longer struggling in bondage. Until next time my friends let’s RELEASE more and enjoy today for there are no guarantees of what tomorrow may bring…

 

 

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CHAPTERS

imageDefinition: A main division of a book, typically with a number or title. A local branch of a society.

Welcome my friends, love this time of the week when I get to sit down with my laptop, curled up in my favorite chair with a blanket wrapped around me and yes I have a savoring cup of hot orange spiced tea in my favorite cup and the dog curled up at my feet. I am frantically trying to type as fast as I can as these random thoughts are eager to come out into some form of inspiration. This week we have had major rain in North Texas and the weather has shifted to a little cooler than normal but we will take it as I am sure the blazing hot days of summer will be right around the corner. Even though I really don’t mind, I love sunshine and the heat.

This week I have chosen the word CHAPTER. While “Takin Time Out” this week I read a great quote from Victoria Moran that could apply to each of our lives…”A charmed life is lived in CHAPTERS, the way you would read a long novel…Give yourself without reservation to the CHAPTER you are on.” Read this again slowly…”give yourself without reservation to the CHAPTER you are on!”

How many of you feel like you better do everything now…today…right this minute? Do you find yourself running nonstop just to keep up, frantically trying to get it all done? How many times do we feel it is never enough or the “To Do” list never gets done? Your day is defeated and it hasn’t even begun…has someone or something robbed you of your joy? Or maybe you are fighting an illness, a loss, are jimageust trying to keep up! Let’s STOP a minute…breathe in deeply and re-evaluate!

Read the first portion again “A charmed life is lived in CHAPTERS”. This is different way to approach life or perhaps gives us a different perspective because you live it in CHAPTER’s one section at a time just like you were reading a book. Just think about a really good book, one you can’t put down you are so engrossed in the story, absorbing each word on the page and nothing exists but what is happening now. Even though CHAPTER 9 is laying the foundation for CHAPTER 10 the book only make sense one CHAPTER at a time. Sometimes it leaves you in suspense, the adrenalin can be flowing or your heart skips a beat but you are caught up in the actual moment. This is how we should be living our lives each day. When you live your life this way you can devote more attention to what is yours, it is your story and embracing in living in the moment the present fully aware as this time will never come again. Take just a second and look at your current CHAPTER…are you in school, newly married, raising children or teenagers, perhaps you are a recent empty nester, building your career, ending your career and recently retiring, in the sandwich generation, experiencing loss, change, health issues or in the final CHAPTER? No matter where you are I hope you are truly enjoying and finding the best life has to offer being grateful for every little detail even if it is a tough one. No matter your circumstances you still have a contribution to make to society. I realize circumstances can certainly make things more complicated and we all have a CHAPTER we are ready to see end and move onto the next one or have a chance to undo. Yet as I stated earlier each CHAPTER helps build on the next one! It makes us who we are and maybe the CHAPTER is not all about you but you are living through hell to be a part of or help another person’s CHAPTER be complete! We all have to take the good, the bad and the ugly to make it a good novel! Now wouldn’t you say that is a novel idea?

Maybe your CHAPTER is like a detective you can’t quite put your finger on it. You are in search of the missing facts…something is off…just make sure your questioning does not turn into an obsession that distract you from the activities you are supposed to be living. There is nothing wrong with feeling your way through the unfamiliar realms of the new emotional landscape you may not have all the answers you just need to continue your pursuit of the truth…let your inner compass guide you. If you get too off track it’s ok to ask for help…whether it is through a friendship, mentor or a coach/counselor. There are always bumps in the road and seeking wise counsel is important to get us through that CHAPTER and onto the next!

Another point I would like to make no two stories are alike, so just because someone expects you to do things a certain way may not be your true story…your CHAPTER doesn’t always have to be in the order your parents or family members may think! We were not all designed to grow up, go to college, get a job, start and raise a perfect family, give back to the community, go to church, retire to Florida or Arizona and live happily ever after. Even though many non-fiction books portray this image or someone tells you this is how it will be let’s get real…even June and Ward Cleaver had Eddie Haskell to contend with or The Wilson’s had Dennis the Menace living next door. Life is to be an adventure…imperfect and messed up most days. That’s what makes a great book!

I feel it is very important to be grounded and connected. I need my faith in God to get me through most of my CHAPTERS and when I stray and try it my way that is the CHAPTER that is most disastrous. When you feel your CHAPTER is falling apart or you need some guidance and encouragement, I hope you will pick up the good book! Yes, the Bible…this is the bestselling book of all times. It is filled with so many CHAPTERS to help you day in and day out. It provides us with knowledge to learn to cope, maneuver, have hope, faith and learn to truly love one another. Jeremiah 29:11 “ For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you plans to give you hope and a future.” Or Psalm 34:8 “Taste and see the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” and Romans 8:31 “What then shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us who can be against us?” Finally if you are struggling Matthew 9:36 “And when Jesus looked at the crowds he felt sorry for them, because they were harassed and dejected, like sheep without a shepherd.” I am hoping you will let God be your shepherd as the next Chapter is written.

As you are “Takin Time Out” this week reflecting on your current situation or the plans ahead…please do not get so absorbed in the future or letting the past haunt you…let’s breathe in deeply, let out slowly and be present TODAY…this very moment…enjoy this CHAPTER as it is being written! Until next time my friends let us Love generously, Praise loudly, and Live fully!

 

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RESTORE

imageDefinition: To give back (someone or something that was lost or taken) : to return (someone or something). To put or bring (something) back into existence or use. To return (something) to an earlier or original condition by repairing it, cleaning it, etc.

Darn it, here I am again one month from my last post! I have had the best intensions this year to be more faithful in my blog post and doing what I truly love to do and that is writing from the heart. Yet sometimes life and our daily activities truly seem to just get in the way and keeping us from pursuing those desires that are locked up inside or derailing us from the train track temporarily…so as I have said before and will say again…It is time to begin again, here goes…

Just so you know, I have a warm scrumptious cup of Chai Oolong Maharaja tea that my children gave me for Mother’s Day savoring in my favorite cup, my laptop plopped in my lap, a fuzzy blanket wrapped around me in the wee hours of this beautiful morning. I can hear the dog snoring as she is curled up at my feet and my fingers ready to type all these random thoughts rolling around in my head. I have begun to think about what I want to share this week and the word “RESTORE” pops into my head. You see I have been working on several projects at home and at work to RESTORE a feeling of warmth, balance and refresh my surroundings. It makes me happy to visualize and make subtle changes whether it is painting furniture with chalk paint or changing the color of the wall to adding a pop of color with a new pillow for the couch. Even the fresh cut flowers sitting on the table makes me smile. It truly brings back a sense of peace in this chaotic world we live in.

I have a few antiques that have been passed down from generation to generation. In order to keep the wood luxurious I know I have to give it a good cleaning from time to time and put some tung oil on it, rubbing it into the grain and watching it come back to life. It is amazing. I also like to watch a parched plant from the heat of the day and what a little water can do to RESTORE its beauty and perk it right up. How many times do you have a computer issue and you have to RESTORE its data? Just recently my poor mother in law was hit with a severe Spring storm and a tornado blew though their little community. She had half of a tall pine tree come crashing down on her roof splitting the trellis in the attic and causing major damage to the sheetrock, ceiling, walls and rain pouring into the house. Fortunately she and the cat were safe in the center closet of the home and over the next few weeks we will watch the transformation of how the insurance company and construction workers can slowly RESTORE the present situation into a beautiful home once again. So thankful for her safety it could have been so much worse.

Last week I attended a conference where an incredible soldier, Shiloh Harris and author of Steel Will spoke what an inspirational being…he had everything going his way while serving our country and fighting for our freedom…then the tables turned in an instant and he was blown up, lost two of his friends in the accident and he really should not have lived either…but God had a purpose and he has an incredible testimony of surviving the unthinkable walking through hell to become the man he was meant to be. As he quoted “Everything in your life is a gift. Sometimes it may not be the gift you want, but you realize that your challenges are a new beginning.” His words RESTORED my soul and I realized my issues were not as severe as his and yet he overcame, prevailed and is RESTORED even better than he was before the accident. I encourage you to pick up his book or if you need a speaker at an event…his story is life changing and he adds quite a bit of humor even amongst all the tragedy!

I am not sure about you but God has a unique way of bringing individuals into our lives just at the right moment. Through their words, actions and simply their being they can bring you out of a funk or help to get you back on track. That is exactly what happened yesterday. My energized and very balanced friend who I feel knows me like no other gave me some wonderful pearls of wisdom. Her words keep replaying in my mind…what is stopping us from taking the next step in reaching our dreams? Is it fear, lack of confidence or self- worth, not the right time or simply that fact we need to RESTORE our souls. We need to take that leap of faith, stepping outside our comfort zone and simply make things happen. No more excuses and letting those big ole “buts” get in our way! What about YOU is there a buried dream, desire or goal that you have locked inside waiting to be unleashed? Maybe you need a little restoration to bring it all back to life! Take out the rag and begin rubbing it on the tarnished being….breathe in deeply, slowly rubbing back and forth let your mind wonder…I like to refer to it as “Takin Time Out”…what sparks an interest…keep rubbing slowly…is it a workout plan, renewing an old friendship, making a call to a relative or baking some cookies for a neighbor? What areas of your life need RESTORED? Health, wealth, spiritual, physical, or is it mental like lack of focus or clarity? Let’s build up that energy slowly, deeply and begin to envision what it is that has been holding us back?

The bible is very clear in several verses about restoration, restoring God’s restoration of our marriage, friendships, relationships, hope, health, faith, joy, purity, trust, broken relationships, family, healing and spiritual restoration. I encourage you when you are desperate or at your wits end to turn to him, read his word and find the hope and restoration you are looking for.

I think of poor Job, if you haven’t read this tiny yet powerful book in the bible I encourage you to do so. He went through so much pain and suffering yet he was RESTORED through his constant faith and trust in God. Job was a very wealthy man living in a land called Uz (no not Oz like in the Wizard of Oz) but Uz. This land no longer exists today and scholars are divided on the actual location, some have suggested it was near Damascus while others feel it was near Edom and I have read it was a home of the Arabs located in Syria and western Jordan. All I know is it was way far away from Texas…. Job had so much yet he lost it all including his wife, family, health, home but he did not lose his hope and faith in God. The scripture reminds us after all this devastation God RESTORED his environment and doubled his blessings. Job 42:10 “And the Lord RESTORED the fortunes of Job, when he had prayed for his friends, and the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.” Where are YOU in life have you lost something or have had health issues? Jeremiah 30:17 “For I will RESTORE health to you and heal your wounds declares the Lord because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares.” Psalm 23:3 “God RESTORED my soul” Keep the faith and restoration will eventually prevail! God is good…

As you are “Takin Time Out” this week what area of your life needs RESTORED? Do you need to drag out that tutu from your childhood and put it on? Let’s imagine for just a moment mine is pink, fluffy and oh how I can dance pretending I am on stage in New York, yes the childhood innocence of make believe, words I can do all, I can be all and I can have it all? Let’s RESTORE that feeling again.. I love Audrey Hepburn’s quote “People, even more than things, have to be RESTORED, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed. Never throw out anyone.”
Until next time my friend let’s all help each other to be RESTORED!

 


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