Such an old saying, but so very true. I was pondering how much more we live that saying these days with cameras on our phones where pictures get sent immediately, Instagram which is all about the pics, and Facebook where scrolling through the feed can bring tears, laughs, or eye-rolling on any given day.
As I write this, it is Mother’s Day. The photos on the feeds are sweet and meaningful and complete stories in and of themselves.
Also as I write, I celebrate 60 days of plant-based eating. My 30 day report can be read here. My 60 day report is not full of amazing numbers. But I will share this picture taken today.
Have you heard the quote: “Be faithful in the small things”? Did you know it comes from the Bible? I’ve run into so many people who didn’t know it was from the Bible. Luke 16:10 actually.
I have a question for you to ponder today:
What, exactly, is a small thing? Continue reading
How many books, blog posts, sermons, and lectures have been written or spoken on the subject that you were meant to be you and only you? There is no one else like you. God made you to carry out the unique purpose for which you were created.
Those topics flood the airspace and blogosphere and pulpits.
Yet … Continue reading
My husband and I love to watch movies. We prefer it over TV without contest. But, when you watch movies on a regular basis, you get frustrated with the mediocrity that exists. You know, the over-use of catch phrases, the same film shot repeated over and over sometimes crossing genres with ease, the lazy dialogue.
This is our motto
Our life is made of lessons. Good lessons. Bad lessons. Some inspiring, some disheartening. We start learning these kinds of lessons before we can speak or answer a question. We continue on through school and to the end of our days.
Some days we learn what we want to add to our life, other days things we want to avoid at all cost.
A movie, a song, a sermon, a painting; all can speak to us in a moment that affects our inner being. If we let it.
There are words we read or hear that stick with us forever. Those words can jar our thinking, arrest our thoughts, and adjust our compass.
Words. Meanings. Messages. Perspectives. Opinions. Thoughts.
Things to ponder that change the very makeup of our person.
As one who ponders, this stuff is food for my soul.
One message from a movie has made me reconsider my goals. One line from a country song has stoked the flame of my passion for living a life of impact.
Let yourself be moved by what you hear and see. Settle your mind and take it in. You don’t have to keep it if you don’t want to, but let it in for a brief moment and ponder its message.
Be moved by the things you experience. It is a lovely, lovely thing.
Stirred in my core
I love the word stuff. It’s a funny and fun word. It sounds “full.” Not really onomatopoeia, but sort of … if you say it right. And it can relate to anything:
“I have too much stuff.”
“I like you and stuff.”
“Wanna go out and do stuff?”
You get the idea.
Currently, I am remembering stuff. Memories of our life here in the St. Louis area. People. Moments. Times. Events. Craziness. And stuff. Continue reading
I was pondering this morning … 16 days until Christmas.
I’m not normally a super stressed person and this year I have helped myself out a ton by doing the majority of my shopping in October. It was wrapped by the first weekend of November. So now I can sit back, do a few extra things, go see lights with my grand-kiddos and just enjoy. Continue reading
Have you ever pondered that?
That seems to be what I do. I ponder things. I love to think about things. Odd? I know.
I remember, years ago, when a young co-worker found out that I did not turn the radio on in my car. She freaked. Seriously. It was hilarious. She did some research online to find out how many people don’t listen to music while they drive. Especially when they have a long commute, like me.
Suffice it to say I was in the minority. Vast minority. Continue reading